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Thursday 06 Nov | 22:05 | Stadio Artemio Franchi
UEFA Europa League | Group Stage / Matchday 4
Fiorentina
1 - 1
PAOK
88' Pasqual
' FINAL
81' Martens
Thursday 06 Nov | 22:05 | Stadio Artemio Franchi
UEFA Europa League | Group Stage / Matchday 4
Fiorentina
1 - 1
PAOK
88' Pasqual
' FINAL
81' Martens
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Kick Off
Half Time
Goals
Self Goal
Penalty
Substitution
Corners
Offside
Opportunity
Barshot
Comment
Yellow Card
Second Yellow Card
Red card
Missed Penalty
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Statistics

Ball possession

    Shots
  • 20
    7
  • Saves
  • 0
    0
  • Fouls
  • 7
    18
  • Throw-ins
  • 0
    0
0
0
Yellow/red Cards
1
0
7
Offside
4
4
Corners
2
0
Shots on woodwork
0
Match Report

Brave display keeps PAOK on course!

06.11.2014

“Artemio Franchi” is one of Italy’s most traditional home grounds and a challenge for any visiting team. To get a positive result there, a rival must align quality, cold blood, passion, luck and conviction… PAOK remained undefeated in yet another away encounter and may even rue their luck for not holding on to a famous victory. The final 1-1 keeps the “Double-Headed Eagle” on course for qualification to the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League, provided they prevail over Dinamo Minsk and EA Guingamp.

The encounter got off to a complicated start for Angelos Anastasiadis’ troops, who were forced to lie deep and be submitted to immense pressure from their hosts. However, PAOK were the ones to come close to an opener in a rare foray forward after 14 minutes of play, when Stefanos Athanasiadis sent Facundo Pereyra clear with a lovely through ball, which the striker sent just wide. But it was all ACF Fiorentina until the 35th minute. Vincenzo Montella’s men wasted many gilt-edged opportunities to break the deadlock. They were failing to find a way past excellent keeper Panagiotis Glykos or Alexandros Tziolis. The latter converted eventually to third central defender to help the team’s rearguard withstand Fiorentina’s attacking waves.

The half-time interval did PAOK a world of good as they flew out of the blocks in the second half and claimed territorial superiority. They closed up spaces in their defence and put their maturity and cold blood to the team’s service, launching numerous attacks to Tătărușanu’ s goal. They could have gotten their reward with Klaus, but he was ruled offside before getting the better of the Romanian keeper. PAOK’s skipper however turned provider in the 81st minute. He collected the ball after Eyal Golasa’s outstanding effort and teed up Maarten Martens for a simple finish.

ACF Fiorentina did not get frustrated as Glykos, Tziolis or Katsikas were time and again denying them the goods. They made their quality count in the last patches of the encounter and got their reward for the wasted chances. Manuel Pasqual was the one to beat Glykos curling home an astonishing free-kick. The visitors were left with a bittersweet feeling for letting the points slip, but it was once again confirmed that PAOK have become a force to be reckoned with in Europe…

The “Double-Headed Eagle” are now masters of their own fate and two victories away from qualifying to the UEFA Europa League “last 32” stage. That is where their fans certainly belong, those 2.500 faithful who… painted Fiorentina’s viola stadium in black-and-white!

Line-ups:

ACF Fiorentina (Montella): Tătărușanu, Tomović (86′ Babacar), Pasqual, Rodríguez, Basanta, Vargas (70′ Borja Valero), Pizarro, Cuadrado, Kurtić, Lazzari (58′ Marin), Gómez.

PΑΟΚ (Anastasiadis): Glykos, Kitsiou, Vítor, Katsikas, Spyropoulos (90′ Tzavellas), Tziolis, Tzandaris, Golasa, Pereyra (46′ Maduro), Salpingidis (71′ Martens), Athanasiadis.

Thursday 06 Nov | 22:05 | Stadio Artemio Franchi
UEFA Europa League | Group Stage / Matchday 4
Fiorentina
PAOK
1 - 1
' FINAL
Timeline
0'
HT
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90'
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Pregame
Kick Off
Half Time
Goals
Self Goal
Penalty
Substitution
Corners
Offside
Opportunity
Barshot
Comment
Yellow Card
Second Yellow Card
Red card
Missed Penalty
Statistics

Ball possession

    Shots
  • 20
    7
  • Saves
  • 0
    0
  • Fouls
  • 7
    18
  • Throw-ins
  • 0
    0
0
0
Yellow/red Cards
1
0
7
Offside
4
4
Corners
2
0
Shots on woodwork
0

Brave display keeps PAOK on course!

06.11.2014

“Artemio Franchi” is one of Italy’s most traditional home grounds and a challenge for any visiting team. To get a positive result there, a rival must align quality, cold blood, passion, luck and conviction… PAOK remained undefeated in yet another away encounter and may even rue their luck for not holding on to a famous victory. The final 1-1 keeps the “Double-Headed Eagle” on course for qualification to the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League, provided they prevail over Dinamo Minsk and EA Guingamp.

The encounter got off to a complicated start for Angelos Anastasiadis’ troops, who were forced to lie deep and be submitted to immense pressure from their hosts. However, PAOK were the ones to come close to an opener in a rare foray forward after 14 minutes of play, when Stefanos Athanasiadis sent Facundo Pereyra clear with a lovely through ball, which the striker sent just wide. But it was all ACF Fiorentina until the 35th minute. Vincenzo Montella’s men wasted many gilt-edged opportunities to break the deadlock. They were failing to find a way past excellent keeper Panagiotis Glykos or Alexandros Tziolis. The latter converted eventually to third central defender to help the team’s rearguard withstand Fiorentina’s attacking waves.

The half-time interval did PAOK a world of good as they flew out of the blocks in the second half and claimed territorial superiority. They closed up spaces in their defence and put their maturity and cold blood to the team’s service, launching numerous attacks to Tătărușanu’ s goal. They could have gotten their reward with Klaus, but he was ruled offside before getting the better of the Romanian keeper. PAOK’s skipper however turned provider in the 81st minute. He collected the ball after Eyal Golasa’s outstanding effort and teed up Maarten Martens for a simple finish.

ACF Fiorentina did not get frustrated as Glykos, Tziolis or Katsikas were time and again denying them the goods. They made their quality count in the last patches of the encounter and got their reward for the wasted chances. Manuel Pasqual was the one to beat Glykos curling home an astonishing free-kick. The visitors were left with a bittersweet feeling for letting the points slip, but it was once again confirmed that PAOK have become a force to be reckoned with in Europe…

The “Double-Headed Eagle” are now masters of their own fate and two victories away from qualifying to the UEFA Europa League “last 32” stage. That is where their fans certainly belong, those 2.500 faithful who… painted Fiorentina’s viola stadium in black-and-white!

Line-ups:

ACF Fiorentina (Montella): Tătărușanu, Tomović (86′ Babacar), Pasqual, Rodríguez, Basanta, Vargas (70′ Borja Valero), Pizarro, Cuadrado, Kurtić, Lazzari (58′ Marin), Gómez.

PΑΟΚ (Anastasiadis): Glykos, Kitsiou, Vítor, Katsikas, Spyropoulos (90′ Tzavellas), Tziolis, Tzandaris, Golasa, Pereyra (46′ Maduro), Salpingidis (71′ Martens), Athanasiadis.