PAOK-Club Brugge: Do it like with Dinamo!


Ready to make history with his first qualification to the semi-finals of a European competition is PAOKwhich welcomes tonight (22:00, Cosmote Sport 3 & News Bulletin 247) her Club Bruggewanting to overturn the 1-0 defeat in Belgium and move into the top four of the Conference League.

The Thessalonians had not performed well in the first match but thanks to Kotarski they kept the Belgian lead to a minimum and now they want to… suffocate the Flemish in the hot Tuba as they did with the Dinamo Zagreb.

The Croatians had won 2-0 at home in the round of 16, with Razvan Lucescu’s side crushing them 5-1 in the second leg to progress to the quarter-finals.

Of course, the Belgians are more suspicious and they showed in the first match that their path to this point has not come by chance.

“PAOK has quality, they are a team that has a difference at home and away. We will have to do what we know to face both PAOK and the atmosphere” said the visiting coach, Nick Hagenahead of tonight’s crucial match.

For his part, Lucescu emphasized that “It is a game that requires psychological preparation. For some it is a game of life! What’s nicer? I can’t say it’s the most important, all matches are important.”

In the competition, the hosts are without Marcos Antonio, with Murg and Brandon available again.

The Belgians do not have the main Thiago, Mechele and De Kuyper, due to the cards they received a week ago, while the injured Mignolet, Skov-Olsen and Nielsen remain out.

It is reminded that the winner will face in the semi-finals Fiorentina or Victoria Plzen.

The possible lineups

PAOK: Kotarski, Yoni, Kenziora, Koulierakis, Baba, Schwab, Meite, Zivkovic, Murg, Tyson, Brandon

Club Brugge: Yackers, Sabe, Spillers, Ordonias, Meijer, Onyendika, Vanaken, Vetlesen, Skoras, Jutgla, Nusa

Referee: Massa (Italy)

Assistants: Meli, Alassio (Italy)

4th: Di Bello (Italy)

VAR: Di Paolo, Pireto (Italy)

Source: Sport Fm

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