U20s also win in Xanthi
The first half of the encounter will be soon forgotten as it offered nothing to those who watched it. High winds hindered the players’ efforts. PAOK were in control and wasted two significant opportunities to take the lead. Kozak saw the rival goalkeeper deny his header, while a fine strike by Chatzistravos flew just wide.
The pupils of Pablo García stepped on the throttle after the interval, pushed relentlessly and scored twice in a span of three minutes.
In the 54th minute, Kozak scored the opener with a fine strike and, in the 57th minute, Michailidis was teep up by Gargalatzidis in the far post and just poked the ball in to seal PAOK’s 2-0 victory.
For the remainder of the encounter, the visitors keep total control of proceedings and could have even gotten a third goal, but Doumtsis’s drive hit the woodwork.
PAOK U20: Siampanis, Tsaousis, Lyratzis, Michailidis, Diamantis, Maniotis, Balogiannis (75′ Tsiggaras), Chatzistravos (79′ Vrakas), Kozak, Tzovaras, Gargalatzidis (69′ Doumtsis).