Slovan Bratislava vs. PAOK: Facts & Figures
Ahead of PAOK’s UEFA Europa Conference League Matchday 5 clash against Slovan Bratislava at the Tehelne Pole , paokfc.gr puts you in the picture about the background to the match.
- 3 – the number of successive victories PAOK have chalked up in their last three games away from the Toumba in European matches, with those wins coming against Rijeka (2-0), Lincoln (2-0) and Copenhagen (2-1).
- The latter was PAOK’s last away game in the Europa Conference League, and the Double-headed Eagle are aiming for another win in order to boost their hopes of qualifying to the knockout stages.
- This is the second time that PAOK face Slovan Bratislava. The previous occasion was in the summer of 2019 in the Europa League Play Offs, when the Double-headed Eagle was eliminated despite a 3-2 victory at the Toumba (48′ Limnios, 50′ Swiderski , 87′ Giannoulis – 38′ Medvedev, 62′ De Marco). In the first leg match, PAOK were defeated 1-0 with the goal scored by Abena in added time.
- This is the ninth European match for PAOK this season, with the route to the group stage of the Europa Conference League starting on August 3, 2021 in Ireland. A 2-1 defeat there was the club’s first loss. Another came at home at the Toumba against Copenhagen (1-2) on November 4. There have been four more wins and two draws via a 1-1 scoreline against Rijeka and Slovan.
- PAOK have faced teams from Slovakia three times and has chalked up two qualifications and one elimination. However, so far, all of them were for qualifying rounds until now. The tie with Slovan Bratislava is the first in the group stage of any European competition.
- In the six matches against teams from Slovakia so far, PAOK have recorded four wins, one draw and one defeat. PAOK have faced Spartak Trnava twice and they are facing Slovan Bratislava for the second time.
- The first match against Spartak Trnava was on August 12, 1997 when it the competition was still known as the UEFA Cup, and it ended in a 5-3 win (32′ Zagorakis, 36′ Maragos, 45′ Maragos, 53′ Fratzeskos, 80′ Olivares – 22′ Uilaki, 24 Lukhovi, 27′ Wilaki). In the second leg PAOK also prevailed 1-0 in Slovakia with a goal from Zagorakis (80′).
- On July 30, 2015 in the first qualifying round of the Europa League, PAOK prevailed 1-0 (82′ Lucas) and in hte second leg drew 1-1 (35′ Sambo – 48′ Konstantinidis ).