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PAOK give Dermitzakis a night to remember

Published: Wednesday 28 July 2010, 22.45CET
AFC Ajax 1-1 PAOK FC
Pavlos Dermitzakis's first match in charge of PAOK ended in a draw thanks to Vladimir Ivić's second-half equaliser.
by Chris Driessen
from Amsterdam ArenA
PAOK give Dermitzakis a night to remember
Gregory van der Wiel (left) challenges PAOK goalscorer Vladimir Ivić ©AFP

Match statistics

AjaxPAOK

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
1
Attempts off target10
 
2
Corners11
 
1
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 28 July 2010, 22.45CET

PAOK give Dermitzakis a night to remember

AFC Ajax 1-1 PAOK FC
Pavlos Dermitzakis's first match in charge of PAOK ended in a draw thanks to Vladimir Ivić's second-half equaliser.

PAOK FC gave new coach Pavlos Dermitzakis a night to savour by holding AFC Ajax to a draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.

Appointed on Friday following the dismissal of Mario Beretta, Dermitzakis could have been forgiven for fearing the worst when Ajax captain Luis Suárez spectacularly gave the Eredivisie club the lead on 13 minutes. However, Vladimir Ivić's powerful strike on the counterattack 17 minutes from time gave PAOK a slight edge going into the return in Thessaloniki next Wednesday.

PAOK were fortunate not to fall behind moments before Suárez's opener when Kostas Chalkias parried Siem de Jong's strike and Miralem Sulejmani squandered the rebound. Suárez was less wasteful following a bout of confusion in the PAOK area, however. After Anis Boussaidi headed the ball backwards and Gregory van der Wiel flicked it on, the Uruguayan international – with his back to goal – beat Chalkias with an overhead kick.

Having evaded his markers, Sulejmani threatened for a second time ten minutes before the break with a low shot which whistled past the post. The second half continued in a similar vein to that of the first with Martin Jol's side doing most of the pressing but without ever calling Chalkias into serious action. PAOK, sensing an equaliser and enjoying more possession, grew in confidence and were rewarded when Ivić ran on to a long ball forward and fired into the top corner. Toby Alderweireld headed wide for Ajax with nine minutes remaining, but PAOK and Dermitzakis were not to be denied.

Last updated: 29/07/10 0.19CET

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Lineups

ajax

Ajax

paok

PAOK

1
StekelenburgMaarten Stekelenburg (GK)
1
ChalkiasKostas Chalkias (GK) (C)
Substitution15
2
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
3
BoussaidiAnis Boussaidi
Yellow Card34
3
AlderweireldToby Alderweireld
5
Pablo GarcíaPablo García
4
VertonghenJan Vertonghen
Yellow Card78
6
VitoloVitolo
Yellow Card62
5
AnitaVurnon Anita
8
CirilloBruno Cirillo
6
EnohEyong Enoh
Yellow Card70
9
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Substitution90+2
7
SulejmaniMiralem Sulejmani
Substitution67
10
SorlinOlivier Sorlin
10
S. de JongSiem de Jong
13
MalezasStelios Malezas
11
EmanuelsonUrby Emanuelson
Yellow Card11
Substitution79
20
VieirinhaVieirinha
16
SuárezLuis Suárez (C)
Goal13
Yellow Card82
21
IvićVladimir Ivić
Goal73
Substitution75
18
LindgrenRasmus Lindgren
Substitution62
27
SznaucnerMiroslaw Sznaucner

Substitutes

12
VermeerKenneth Vermeer (GK)
91
KrešićDario Krešić (GK)
Substitution15
8
EriksenChristian Eriksen
Substitution67
14
PapazoglouSakis Papazoglou
Substitution90+2
17
BlindDaley Blind
15
ContrerasPablo Contreras
20
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
Substitution62
18
FotakisGiorgos Fotakis
Substitution75
21
Hyun Jun SukHyun Jun Suk
31
FilomenoLucio Filomeno
23
OleguerOleguer
36
SaviniMirko Savini
27
SarpongJeffrey Sarpong
Substitution79
42
ZuelaZuela

Coach

Martin Jol (NED) Pavlos Dermitzakis (GRE)

Referee

Tony Chapron (FRA)

Assistant referees

Frédéric Cano (FRA), Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA)

Fourth official

Alexandre Castro (FRA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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