Time for first match ball in the league
Hundreds of training days. Thousands of training hours. Huge anticipation for a big and deserved feat, one year in the making. 27 matches. 24 victories. If PAOK defeat AEL in Larissa on Sunday, they will be crowned Greek champions.
Another final ahead of the “Double-Headed Eagle”. Victory will put an end to the suspense and land PAOK the league title. It won’t be easy, that’s for sure. Nothing has been easy anyway this season. PAOK have proved though that they have what it takes: character, personality and mentality.
In this final, Răzvan Lucescu cannot count on injured Οmar El Kaddouri, Pedro Henrique, Chuba Akpom , nor on long-term absentees Maurício and Pontus Wernbloom . The medical tests revealed El Kaddouri has sustained a 2nd-degree strain in the semitendinosus. He will remain sidelined for 3-4 weeks.
The team wrapped up preparations on Saturday in Toumba, the session mainly focusing on tactics and set pieces. The 18 players picked by the Romanian coach for the trip to Larissa: