Hat trick from Aitor, who took advantage of the inexperience of PAS Giannina’s young goalkeeper, Athanasiou, who entered the game in the 22nd minute, after Soulis was injured.
Panathinaikos achieved its fifth victory in as many games in this year’s Super League, which prevailed at the home of PAS Ioannina with 3-0.
Aitor was the big star for Clover, with the Spanish midfielder scoring the first hat-trick of his career and leading the Greens to the “5×5”.
Iveras took advantage of the inexperience of the young goalkeeper of PAS Ioannina, Vassilis Athanasiou, who entered the game as a substitute in the 22nd minute, after the injury of Soulis.
The 23-year-old goalkeeper did not manage to eliminate the stress, as a result of which he fell into serious mistakes and was responsible for two of the three goals of Panathinaikos.
Carbon phases of the first and second goals of Trifyllios, with Athanasiou losing the ball through his hands, after as many free kicks by Aitor, with the Spanish winger in the 70′ coming out in front of the young goalkeeper and placing him for the 3-0 of Panathinaikos.
Now the “greens” go to the break of the championship full of psychology, but also with the necessary calmness, in order to prepare for the big derby of the 6th game against PAOK in Toumba.
The first crash test for the team, of Ivan Jovanovic, which so far counts four home wins and one away, this one in Heraklion against OFI.
So they lined up
Panathinaikos lined up with a 4-3-3 system. Brignoli in goal, with Sanchez, Sarlia, Pungoura and Ganea in defense. Ruben, Kourbelis and Cerin on the axis, Palacios on the right side, Aitor on the left, with Sporar at the top of the attack.
The eleven chosen by Thanasis Staikos for PAS Ioannina: Soulis, Soria, Pantelakis, Karachalios, Bilbao, Rosero, Poznaski, Pamlidis, Eramouspe, Tzimas, Bagalianis.
Ganea and Aitor came close to the goal
The first minutes of the match the two teams were spent mainly in strong “duels” in the center area, with the first good moment in the match being for the home team.
More specifically, Ganea made the cross shot from the left with the ball stopping on the crossbar of Soulis. Ten minutes later, Panathinaikos again came close to opening the scoring. Aitor shot diagonally and to the left outside the PAS area, but the ball narrowly missed the left post of Soulis.
“Shock” with Souli
A few minutes later the Avenue “froze”. The goalkeeper of PAS had a collision with Sporar, as a result of which he fell unconscious on the playing field.
The medical teams of the two teams intervened immediately and the worst was avoided, with the Greek goalkeeper being carried on a stretcher out of the field of play winning the applause of the friends of the “greens”. Athanasios took his place.
A lead for Panathinaikos with Aitor’s “painting”.
After the incident, Leoforos had quieted down, with Aitor coming to give her another… pulse. In the 34th minute, Palasios won the free kick outside the wide area of PAS, with Aitor taking over the execution and beating Athanasiou in a wonderful way for 1-0 which was also the score at the break.
PAS “paid” for Athanasios’ inexperience
The second half does not need any particular analysis, with Athanasiou inadvertently becoming the negative protagonist for his team.
Initially, in the 54th minute, Aitor again took over the execution of the foul, with the ball slipping out of the hands of the young keeper of the guests for 2-0 Panathinaikos.
Somewhere there the match took its course, with the PAS players visibly affected by his turn. The final 3-0 was created by Aitor with a beautiful individual energy in the 70′, writing the final 3-0 with the first hat trick of his career.
PANATHINAIKOS: Brignoli, Sanchez, Poungouras, Sarlia (81′ Senkefeld), Ganea (73′ Juancar), Pereth, Kourbelis (46′ Bernard), Tserin, Aitor, Palasios (73′ Verbic), Sporar (37′ Ioannidis).
PAS GIANNINA: Soulis (27′ tr, Athanasiou), Poznaski, Eramouspe, Pantelakis, Bagalianis, Soria, Karahalios, Bilbao, Tzimas (64′ Stamatelopoulos), Rosero (74′ Liassos), Pamlidis (64′ Moreira).