Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis invites PAOK fan to watch the UEFA Conference League final

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 30 May 2024 09:49 CDT
  • 2 min read
Evangelos Marinakis
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Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis invited a PAOK fan to watch the UEFA Conference League final.

The businessman watched his side Olympiacos make history as the first Greek team to win a major European trophy, thanks to Ayoub El Kaabi's dramatic late goal in extra time, which handed Fiorentina their second consecutive Europa Conference League final defeat.

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But ahead of the contest, Marinakis spotted a young supporter in the crowd and invited him to watch the final with him.

Pictures showed the owner and the youngster embracing on the pitch.

Marinakis speaks to the crowd
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Marinakis with a young fan
© IMAGO - Marinakis with a young fan
Marinakis and the supporter embrace
© IMAGO - Marinakis and the supporter embrace

The final came to life with just four minutes of extra time left when El Kaabi scored the decisive goal at the home ground of Olympiacos' rivals, AEK Athens.

While Olympiacos celebrated their historic achievement, Fiorentina were left to ponder their misfortune, having lost in the final to West Ham just a year earlier.

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