Mythical PAOKhe’s back from hell and with his buzzer beater Swab treasure her Aberdeen!
The “double-header of the North” with a huge comeback at the end, came back from 2-0 behind and with a score of 3-2 made it “3 out of 3” in his group, getting a victory that can prove to be “golden” for the first to secure a ticket for his “16”. European Conference League.
His team put out its… eyes at the beginning of the second half Lucescuhowever, he had mental reserves and with goals from Despodov and Vierinia initially brought the match to a level, before o Swab execute in an ideal way the penalty won by Ozdoev to mark Rubesic.
Huge performance from the wonderful, Yannis Constanteliawho did whatever she wanted her defense to do Aberdeen, was a constant source of danger with terrific moves, while providing the assist on the Bulgarian’s goal, which started the big upset. Decisive changes by the Romanian coach, who made the team aggressive with the arrival of Despodovs, Samata and Ozdoev, in a night that made history, after becoming the coach with the most appearances on the “black and white” bench.
Thus, PAOK, who effectively “locked” qualification, remains alone first with nine points, followed by Eintracht Frankfurt with six as they thrashed Helsinki 6-0, level with the Scots on one point. The next match for the Thessalonians in Europe is on November 9 (19:45) against Aberdeen in Tubain a game where a breather can be found from the championship and the “16” of the competition.
In the minds of the coaches:
With nine changes compared to the match against Atromitos, O PAOK in Scotland, with the system being the well-known 4-2-3-1. THE Razvan Lucescu kept Kotarski under the posts, while the back four changed radically with the presence of Vieirania, Ekong, Koulierakis and Rafa Soares.
In the midfield with the red card that Meite had received with Eintracht, a place was taken by the successful duo of the summer in the qualifiers Cigarette-Swabwhile the trio behind him Brandon Thomas it was composed of A. Zivkovich, Constantelia and Tyson.
On the other hand, the coach of Aberdeen, Barry Robson, chose a “tight” system with 5-4-1. Ross kept the goal and in the defense five from right to left were Devlin, Gardenman, Rubezic, Jensen, and McKenzie. The Sini and Baron they were preferred as central midfielders with Polvara on the right and McGrath on the left. At the top of the attack, Miovski took a place.
The match started with PAOK not to be under pressure and took early control and possession of the ball. The hosts tried to threaten with an execution of his free kick Baron in the 8′ without result, while four minutes later (12′) o Konstantelias he went on to score the goal of the match in the Europa Conference League! The Greek midfielder made a terrific move in the area, passing everyone in front of him, but his execution ended up hitting the post in the first big moment for the visitors.
The “black and white” continued to circulate the ball with 30%-70% of the possession percentage in the 20′ saying… a lot and they tried to threaten from the right with Vieriniawho often went up, either with a shot from outside the area, or with some padding that would lead to a goal opportunity.
In half an hour of play his total Barry Robson he tried to balance the situation and raise his lines, with him MacKenzie to make a shot in the 32nd minute with no luck, with the lack of quality showing enough at the level of creation.
In the 38th minute, PAOK had a very good chance to open the scoring again from their feet Constantia, who came out well on the counter, exchanged the ball with Zivkovic and in the area he tried to dig Roos but the goalkeeper blocked the ball. In the 43rd minute, the “black and white” threatened with a header Swab from Vieirania’s corner, while the half ended with a shot from him Rafa Soares which passed high, above the rafters.
In the second half another PAOK entered, who made many mistakes in their defensive line from the start and paid dearly for them! Specifically, in the 50th minute, the cross came from the left for the Scots, the defensive four did not control the situation properly and the Miowsky opened the scoring for 1-0 against the flow of the game. Two minutes later (52′) o Konstantelias won a tackle, took the shot, but the ball went over the posts.
The visitors’ “nightmare” period ended in the 58th minute, as after another wrong reaction Aberdeen went on the counter, Koulierakis took steps back and Polvara who found himself alone with Kotarski finished the period perfectly for 2-0. And while PAOK looked like they could hardly get anything out of the match, Lucescu made a triple change with Baba, Ozdoev and Samatachanging the data, while a little later he also joined the game Despodov.
In fact, seconds after his entry, the Bulgarian reduced the score to 2-1! In the 73′ Constantelias collaborated with Samata, took the action, entered the area and passed to Despodov, who with an empty net sent the ball into the net. In the 80th minute, PAOK again threatened with a header Ozdoev from a cross by the active Despodov, with the competitive image at that point showing that the equalizer will not be long.
Something that was actually proven in 84′, since o Vierinia found himself in the area, made a strong shot, which was countered a bit and ended up in the net of Roos for 2-2.
The approximately 1,000 fans of the “black and white” did not stop singing and pushed Lucescu’s players to find the strength for the overturning goal, which came at the end of extra time! At 90+4′ there was a push in the area of Rubesic on Ozdoev, the referee went to VAR to see the phase and showed the white arrow. It was carried out by Swabwho in cold blood made it 3-2, with the final whistle finding the PAOK players celebrating a huge victory!
MVP: No doubt Constantelias could have taken the man of the match title for doing whatever he wanted to Aberdeen’s defence, but the Swab he deserves it a little more after he played a full match, but above all in 90+6′ he had the composure to take the penalty, to hit the target and give the victory to the “two-headed team of the North”.
The whistle: His judgment is correct Sebastian Gishammer who showed the right cards, correctly checked the strong markings that the match had and awarded the penalty, via VAR, in the final for Rubesic’s push on Ozdoev.
Aberdeen (Barry Robson): Ross, Devlin, Gardenman, Rubezic, Jensen, McKenzie, Polvara (73′ Hayes), Seaney, Baran (73′ Clarkson), McGrath, Miovski (73′ Duke).
PAOK (Razvan Lucescu): Kotarski, Vieirinia, Ekong, Koulierakis, Rafa Soares (64′ Bamba), Tsigaras (64′ Ozdoev), Schwab, Zivkovic, Constantelias, Tyson (73′ Despodov), Thomas (64′ Samata).
Referee: Sebastian Gishammer
Assistants: Ronald Riedel, Santino Schreiner
4th: Walter Altman
VAR: Alan Kitzas, Joseph Spurny
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