Panathinaikos wins epic semifinal shootout with PAOK

Goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski was the hero for Panathinaikos on Wednesday [Intime].

Panathinaikos emerged victorious from a rare Cup semifinal thriller against PAOK on Wednesday, snatching the ticket to the final in the penalty shootout having escaped elimination with the last kick of the extra time.

The first semifinal at Toumba had ended 1-0 in the Greens' favor through an Andraz Sporar goal a week earlier, but PAOK was the better team in the second leg at the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium and won 1-0 after 90 minutes through an Andrija Zivkovic goal.

In extra time Panathinaikos pushed forward, but it was PAOK that scored again at the end of the first half of extra time with Tomasz Kedziora. The match stopped for a few minutes due to the head injury to Baba Rahman, with the PAOK player dropping unconscious before being stretchered off amid the home fans' applause.

In the six minutes left, Panathinaikos threw everything at the PAOK goal and...

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