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Panathinaikos midfielder Giorgos Karagounis…

Panathinaikos midfielder Giorgos Karagounis battles a Slovan Liverec opponent for possession yesterday. The third-round, first-leg UEFA Cup match ended 2-2, giving an advantage to the Greek team, which will play the second leg at home. Panathinaikos led twice but the Czechs equalized each time. The other two Greek teams in the UEFA Cup, playing at home, notched victories: PAOK defeated Slavia Prague 1-0, and AEK thrashed Maccabi Haifa 4-0.