No spectators, no goals…
In a cold empty stadium, PAOK and Asteras Tripolis couldn’t break the deadlock. The final 0-0 doesn’t reflect the complexion of the encounter. The “Double-Headed Eagle” closed all spaces and Asteras couldn’t create any goalscoring chances in the encounter. On the contrary, PAOK wasted two classic opportunities to get the opener through Róbert Mak, who took his time to take the shot, while Miguel Vítor’s header went wide.
After the interval, PAOK kept having more possession and could have been awarded a penalty in the 58th minute when Dimitris Salpingidis was brought down. The same player wasted the best opportunity of PAOK in the second half, in the 75th minute, when his close range shot went just wide. Four minutes later, Ergys Kace was given his marching orders and the “Double-Headed Eagle’s” attacking mentality suffered for it. The goalless draw isn’t what Angelos Anastasiadis and his players hoped for or deserved out of the encounter.
PAOK: Itandje, Raț, Skondras, Vítor, Costa, Kace, Noboa, Golasa (Kitsiou 87′), Pereyra (Salpingidis 57′), Mak (Tziolis 80′), Athanasiadis
Asteras Tripolis: Theodoropoulos, Panteliadis, Lluy, Zisopoulos, Goian, Munafo (Kourbelis 90′), Iglesias, Mazza, Rolle (Parra 77′), Gianniotas (Badibanga 70′), Barrales