Panathinaikos: Galinovic; Nilsson, Vintra,
Sarriegui, Wawzyniak (Rukavina 85'); Gilberto Silva, Simao, Karagounis; Gabriel
(Hristodoulopoulos 73'), Salpingidis, Mantzios, Spiropoulos. 4-3-3.
Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel (Javi Venta 28'), Godín, Fuentes, Capdevila; Marcos Senna, Eguren; Cazorla, Nihat (Llorente 46'), Ibagaza (Bruno 75'); Rossi. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 50. Ibagaza. Connected with Capdevila cross to curl shot wide of Galinovic.
1-1. 55. Mantzios. Got above defence to head Karagounis corner wide of Diego.
1-2. 70. Llorente. Pulled down Ibagaza pass and lashed angled shot past keeper
Spain will have at least one club in the quarter finals after Villarreal beat Panathinaikos 1-2 on Tuesday evening. After the 1-1 draw in the first leg the odds were against Pellegrini's side. But they got off to a good start, Nihat and Rossi both having early shots blocked. Diego López was called upon though to save from Karagounis and Mantzios before the half time whistle.
Five minutes after the restart Ibagaza opened the scoring for the Spaniards after connecting with a cross from Capdevila. And although Mantzios levelled the tie five minutes later with a header from a corner, Llorente won it with a second goal after Ibagaza set him up later on.