Panathinaikos Prevails in Penalty Drama, Aris Upsets AEK, PAOK Cruises in First Leg:

Panathinaikos vs Olympiacos action moment during the 17 January 2024 match. Photo: AMNA
  • Panathinaikos vs. Olympiacos: A tightly contested 0-0 draw after 120 minutes boiled over into a dramatic penalty shootout. The Greens held their nerve, with goalkeeper Lodygin the hero, denying Carvalho the chance to secure a 7-6 victory and eliminate their archrivals.
  • Aris vs. AEK: Mijat Gacinovic's late first-half header put AEK ahead, but Loren Moron equalized for Aris in the second half. The Aris goalkeeper Cuesta emerged as the penalty shootout hero, saving two spot-kicks to see his team through 4-2.
  • PAOK vs. Panserraikos: The Thessaloniki giants were ruthless, thrashing Panserraikos 4-0 with goals from Nasberg, Sastre, Marcos Antonio, and Zivkovic.
  • Athens Kallithea vs. Panetolikos: Despite a spirited fightback, second-tier Kallithea fell short, drawing 2-2 at home but losing 4-5 on aggregate.
  • OFI vs. Kifisia: OFI booked their place in the next round, drawing 1-1 away but clinching the tie 4-2 on aggregate thanks to a late Phellype penalty.
  • Atromitos vs. AEL: Atromitos completed their comfortable aggregate win over Larissa (AEL FC) with a 4-0 home victory, adding to their 1-0 first-leg advantage.

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