FC Metalist Kharkiv edged closer to a maiden appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage, a 1-1 draw in Ukraine sealing a 3-1 aggregate victory against PAOK FC in the third qualifying round.
Ahead in the tie thanks to two Marko Dević strikes in the first leg, the hosts were content to soak up pressure for long periods. Any lingering nerves were settled by Sebastián Blanco's 72nd-minute strike, which meant Tomáš Necid's late reply was little more than a consolation for PAOK.
|81||Dišljenković (GK)||1||Jacobo (GK)|
|11||Sosa (C)||14||Salpingidis (C)|
|99||Shukhovtsev (GK)||71||Glykos (GK)|
|Myron Markevich (UKR)||Huub Stevens (NED)|
|Florian Meyer (GER)|