Europa League

Panathinaikos 2 - Athletic Bilbao 3

Panathinaikos: Vlachodimis; Reis, Koutroumbis, Rodrigo Moledo, Hult; Cabezas (Donis 84’), Zeca, Kourbelis, Lod; Altman (Luciano Neves 51’), Molins (Chatzigiovanis 72’). 4-4-2.
Athletic: Herrerín; De Marcos, Laporte, Etxeita, Balenziaga; Beñat (San José 77’), Mikel Vesga; Lekue (Williams 57’), Raúl García, Muniain (Susaeta 84’); Aduriz. 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 29. Lod. Picked up headed Molins pass and ran through to beat Herrerín.
2-0. 55. Cabezas. Curled shot past keeper after Luciano played ball across.
2-1. 68. Aduríz. Got behind defence to head Muniain cross past Vlachodimis.
2-2. 71. De Marcos. Turned ball in on far post from long Balenziaga centre.
2-3. 74. Aduríz (penalty). After Moledo tripped Williams inside the penalty area.

Yellow cards: Raúl García 22’, Etxeita 31’, Kourbelis 45’, San José 88’.

Athletic Bilbao came back to beat Panathinaikos 2-3 in the first leg of their Europa League play-off. Kiko Ziganda’s side started poorly, and they went behind when Molins headed on a Cabezas centre for Lod to run through and beat Herrerín. Molins fired a shot just wide before the break, and soon after the restart Cabezas made it two from a Luciano Nieves assist. Midway through the second half however Aduríz headed one back from a Muniain centre, and three minutes later De Marcos scored a second from a Balenziaga cross. Another three minutes after that Aduríz converted a penalty after substitute Williams was brought down by Moledo, and Herrerín pulled off late saves from Chatzigiovanis and Donis to ensure the win.