Comfortably second, but lacked finishing
PAOK found a way through Levadiakos’s tight defence and defeated them more comfortably than the final 1-0 scoreline suggests.
Dimitris Papadopoulos picked up where he had left off before his suspension and decided the encounter. He scored PAOK’s solitary goal from the spot in the 43rd minute.
Giorgos Georgiadis’s players were once again impeccable in their defensive duties and were never threatened by their rivals. As opposed to previous encounters, PAOK were aggressive in the first half, created several opportunities to score from the flanks and down the middle. Although more than half of their 12 attempts on goal were clean-cut opportunities to score, they hang on to their 1-0 lead following Papadopoulos’s penalty kick. (Check out here the total stats of the encounter).
After the interval, the match lacked pace. Levadiakos tried to attack more, but PAOK kept possession and created more chances to score, but ended up wasting them. The “Double-Headed Eagle’s” victory sees them climb to second place of the standings. As for Levadiakos, they will give their ultimate battle to avoid relagation on the last matchday.
PΑΟΚ: Itandje, Konstantinidis, Raț, Tzavellas, Costa, Kace, Noboa (83′ Kitsiou), Tziolis, Mak, Pereyra (75′ Pozoglou), Papadopoulos (94′ Koulouris).
Levadiakos: Sifakis, Milhazes, Kotsios, Tomas, Macheras, Pelé, Zito (86’ Bustamante), Gómez (46’ Milosavljev), Katidis (66’ Vukčević), Giakoumakis, Mantzios.