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...