Soccer News of Thursday, 22 November 2012

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Panathinaikos counting on Abeyie for Europa success

Panathinaikos are counting on Ghana winger Quincy Owusu-Abeyie to help leapfrog Maribor to third place in Group J in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Greek giants are chasing after their first win of the competition against Slovenian champions Maribor at the Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis.

Panathinaikos boss Juan Rocha will be counting on the former Arsenal wing-wizard to turn the tables and deliver their first win of the competition.

The 26-year-old Quincy has been in explosive form for the Shamrocks in both domestic and European campaigns providing four assists in 12 appearances.

The Athens-based side lost the first-leg 3-0 at the Ljudski vrt in September.

Quincy is hoping to make Kwesi Appiah’s final 23-man squad for January’s AFCON.