Motherwell's first foray into the Champions League ended in heartbreak after they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Panathinaikos at the Olympic Stadium in Athens in the third qualifying round.

Well headed into the second leg as firm underdogs looking to overturn a two-goal deficit against their Greek opponents although they survived an early onslaught to go in goalless at the interval.

Yet Lazaros Christodoulopoulos and Charalampos Mavrias, both of whom scored in the first leg, put the tie beyond any reasonable doubt after half-time before Ibrahim Sissoko sealed an emphatic victory.

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