AEK FC lost 3-1 to Marseille at Stade de Marseille in a game of Matchday 3 of UEFA Europa League 2023-24 Group Stage. Brighton-Ajax 2-0 in the other tie of Group B.
OM scored the opener in the 27th minute with a low shot by Vitinia, who previously made a foul on Vida that was not "seen" by the referee and VAR. AEK equalized in the 53rd minute with a shot by Orbelin Pineda from inside the box following a good play by Zuber ana Mantalos and a fine assist pass by the Greek midfielder to the scorer.
Three minutes later though it was the defining moment of the match. Cican Stankovic made a big mistake inside AEK's box and Vitinia took advantage and won a penalty and a straight red for AEK's goalkeeper.
Amine Harit made it 2-1 from the spot and shortly after another penalty was given. It was a harsh decision by the Polish referee Daniel Stefanski on a challenge by Nordin Amrabat on Renan Lodi inside the box. The penalty was converted into a goal by Jordan Veretout in the 69th minute.