Panathinaikos appealed against Olympiakos and finally the Sports Judge of ASEAD reversed their initial decision permitting the Greens to play PAOK in the semis.
“I learned it and I was pleased by this decision. We deserved it. We won the game so we deserved to go through. But our thoughts were on Red Star game and therefore we didn't want to be distracted by these news. PAOK game won't be easy and we have to keep in mind that we lost in the first round. But we go step by step, first we have to take on AEK and then Trikala follows,” Gist said.