On this day: Super Guerino spearheads 4-1 win over Panetolikos
On Wednesday April 7th 1976, PAOK welcomed Panetolikos to the Toumba just two months after a controversial clash between the two team in Agrinio.
The Dikefalos tou Vorra opened the scoring early on (13′) with a header from Guerino from an Aslanidis cross to make it 1-0. With the hosts lacking in attacking inspiration after that, Giorgos Koudas was brought on to replace Aslanidis. The triumvirate of Koudas – Guerino – Sarafis combined to set up Kaisaras to make it 2-0 after 54 minutes.
Panetolikos got themselves back into the match in the 81st minute when Pappas’ penalty reduced to deficit at 2-1. PAOK’s response was swift, with Guerini scoring from Terzanidis’ pass to produce the goal of the game and make it 3-1 just one minutes later.
Angelos Anastasiadis completed the scoring in the 88th minute from a Sarafis center, with the ball going in off both posts.
With that win, PAOK moved to within two points of leaders AEK, and were seven ahead of third-placed Olympiacos after 23 matches. The victory also sparked a run of fine form for PAOK, who won their next six games in a row – including matches against Olympiacos and AEK – which proved pivotal in the title race as PAOK celebrated the club’s first ever league title.
PAOK’s starting lineup:
Fortoula, Gounaris, Fountoukidis, Pellios, Iosifidis, Terzanidis, Sarafis, Aposolidis, Anastasiadis, Guerino, Aslanidis (46’Koudas).