Next Match VS AFC Ajax
Wednesday 03 Aug | 21:30 | Toumba Stadium
UEFA Champions League | 3rd Qualifying Round / 2nd Leg
PAOK
1 - 2
AFC Ajax
' FINAL
Wednesday 03 Aug | 21:30 | Toumba Stadium
UEFA Champions League | 3rd Qualifying Round / 2nd Leg
PAOK
AGG 2-3
1 - 2
AFC Ajax
' FINAL
Timeline
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HT
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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
Squads
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Statistics

Ball possession

    Shots
  • 13
    9
  • Saves
  • 1
    5
  • Fouls
  • 13
    18
  • Throw-ins
  • 16
    16
2
0
Yellow/red Cards
3
0
2
Offside
0
4
Corners
1
1
Shots on woodwork
0
Match Report

PAOK didn’t deserve elimination

03.08.2016

It was a bitter evening for the family of PAOK. On football merit alone, PAOK deserved to qualify. But who is to say that the best team always advances?

AFC Ajax carved out one decent chance to score and managed to prevail 2-1. That is half the truth of what we witnessed on Wednesday. The other half? PAOK didn’t capitalize on their dominance, didn’t score more than one goal and allowed their rivals to stay alive in the tie.

The match started ideally for the Thessaloniki outfit, as they took the lead after 4 minutes of play through Stefanos Athanasiadis. PAOK captain wasted two glorious chances to increase his side’s lead, while Yevhen Shakhov also came close to scoring and “finish off” Ajax. The visitors, who didn’t create any chance to score in the first half, were thrown a lifeline just before the interval. Marin Leovac held his opponent in the box and his action was strictly punished with a penalty call. Davy Klaassen converted the spot kick, setting a different tone for the second half.

After the interval, the pace dropped, but AFC Ajax remained harmless. PAOK went once again close, when substitute Giannis Mystakidis “smelled blood”, sneaked among the Dutch defenders and his header struck the crossbar.

Everything suggested that extra time was in the cards, but AFC Ajax clinched qualification. It came out of… nothing actually. After a failed attempt to clear the ball from PAOK’s box, it landed on Klaassen’s path, with the captain of the Dutch side unleashing a powerful drive.

It’s harsh to get eliminated despite being superior to a great European club for 180 minutes. But PAOK players gave it all they had on the pitch and were rewarded with the warm applause by 27.000 spectators who were magnificent in their support. Toumba Stadium reminded us of past glorious days and that was a sweet sensation in an otherwise bitter evening.

Line-ups:

PΑΟΚ: Glykos, Μatos, Crespo, Τzavellas, Leovac, Cimirot, Shakhov (89′ Κoulouris), Charisis (84′ Biseswar), Rodrigues (70′ Μystakidis), Campos, Αthanasiadis

AFC Ajax: Cillessen, Τete, Veltman, Riedewald, Klaassen, Westermann, Cassierra, Dolberg (63’ El Ghazi), Viergever, Gudelj, Dijks

Wednesday 03 Aug | 21:30 | Toumba Stadium
UEFA Champions League | 3rd Qualifying Round / 2nd Leg
AGG 2-3
PAOK
AFC Ajax
1 - 2
' FINAL
Timeline
0'
HT
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90'
Red card
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AJX
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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
  • 13
    9
  • Saves
  • 1
    5
  • Fouls
  • 13
    18
  • Throw-ins
  • 16
    16
2
0
Yellow/red Cards
3
0
2
Offside
0
4
Corners
1
1
Shots on woodwork
0

PAOK didn’t deserve elimination

03.08.2016

It was a bitter evening for the family of PAOK. On football merit alone, PAOK deserved to qualify. But who is to say that the best team always advances?

AFC Ajax carved out one decent chance to score and managed to prevail 2-1. That is half the truth of what we witnessed on Wednesday. The other half? PAOK didn’t capitalize on their dominance, didn’t score more than one goal and allowed their rivals to stay alive in the tie.

The match started ideally for the Thessaloniki outfit, as they took the lead after 4 minutes of play through Stefanos Athanasiadis. PAOK captain wasted two glorious chances to increase his side’s lead, while Yevhen Shakhov also came close to scoring and “finish off” Ajax. The visitors, who didn’t create any chance to score in the first half, were thrown a lifeline just before the interval. Marin Leovac held his opponent in the box and his action was strictly punished with a penalty call. Davy Klaassen converted the spot kick, setting a different tone for the second half.

After the interval, the pace dropped, but AFC Ajax remained harmless. PAOK went once again close, when substitute Giannis Mystakidis “smelled blood”, sneaked among the Dutch defenders and his header struck the crossbar.

Everything suggested that extra time was in the cards, but AFC Ajax clinched qualification. It came out of… nothing actually. After a failed attempt to clear the ball from PAOK’s box, it landed on Klaassen’s path, with the captain of the Dutch side unleashing a powerful drive.

It’s harsh to get eliminated despite being superior to a great European club for 180 minutes. But PAOK players gave it all they had on the pitch and were rewarded with the warm applause by 27.000 spectators who were magnificent in their support. Toumba Stadium reminded us of past glorious days and that was a sweet sensation in an otherwise bitter evening.

Line-ups:

PΑΟΚ: Glykos, Μatos, Crespo, Τzavellas, Leovac, Cimirot, Shakhov (89′ Κoulouris), Charisis (84′ Biseswar), Rodrigues (70′ Μystakidis), Campos, Αthanasiadis

AFC Ajax: Cillessen, Τete, Veltman, Riedewald, Klaassen, Westermann, Cassierra, Dolberg (63’ El Ghazi), Viergever, Gudelj, Dijks