AEK averted its first loss in the Europa League, but has not yet got the ticket to the knockout stages as its 2-2 draw at home with Rijeka on Thursday means it will have to avoid defeat at Austria Vienna on December 7 to qualify.
The match at the Olympic Stadium had two sides, the first up to the 30th minute and the second in the last hour.
In the first half-hour the 2-0 score for Rijeka was actually quite flattering for AEK, as the Croats also hit the woodwork twice. AEK’s players were actually jeered by their own fans.
The goals started coming after just eight...