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Metalist pass PAOK test to reach play-offs

Published: Wednesday 7 August 2013, 22.05CET
FC Metalist Kharkiv 1-1 PAOK FC (agg: 3-1)
Leading by two goals from the first leg in Salonika, the hosts held Huub Stevens' side to earn a place in Friday's play-off draw.
by Viktor Sharafudinov
from Metalist Stadium
Metalist pass PAOK test to reach play-offs
Sebastián Blanco strikes for Metalist against PAOK ©Olexandr Osypov

Match statistics

MetalistPAOK

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts6
 
9
on target3
 
2
off target3
 
3
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
14
Offsides0
4
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
15
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

Matches

6 August 2013

Gyori ETO / Maccabi Tel/Aviv - BaselBasel
The New Saints / Legia Warszawa - Sligo Rovers / Molde
Shirak / Partizan - Slovan Bratislava / Luogorets Razgrad
Steaua Bucuresti / Vardar - Dinamo Tbilisi / EB/Streymur
Birkirkara / Maribor - APOELAPOEL
Elfsborg / Daugava Daugavpils - Celtic / Cliftonville
MetalistMetalist - PAOKPAOK
Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem - PSVPSV
GrasshoppersGrasshoppers - LyonLyon
Neftci / Skenderbeu - BATE Borisov / Shakhter Karagandy
Ekranaas / FH - Austria WienAustria Wien
Viktoria Plzen / Zeljeznicar - HJK Helsinki / Nomme Kalju
Sheriff / Sutjeska - GNK Dinamo / Fola Esch
ZenitZenit - NordsjællandNordsjælland
FenerbahçeFenerbahçe - SalzburgSalzburg

7 August 2013

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Published: Wednesday 7 August 2013, 22.05CET

Metalist pass PAOK test to reach play-offs

FC Metalist Kharkiv 1-1 PAOK FC (agg: 3-1)
Leading by two goals from the first leg in Salonika, the hosts held Huub Stevens' side to earn a place in Friday's play-off draw.

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.

Metalist started on the front foot and might have taken the lead within five minutes, captain José Ernesto Sosa shooting over when well placed. The Metalist No11 then curled in a free-kick from which Souza Diego, a recent signing from Brazilian side Cruzeiro EC, nodded just wide of the target.

PAOK grew in confidence as the match wore on but were made to pay for their lack of cutting edge when Metalist extended their aggregate advantage in the second half. The diminutive Blanco received a pass from Marlos and slotted coolly past Jacobo from 20 metres.

The Greek side did eventually find the net, Necid scoring with his first touch after climbing off the bench, but it was a case of too little, too late.

Last updated: 05/09/13 0.04CET

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Lineups

metalist

Metalist

paok

PAOK

81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
1
JacoboJacobo (GK)
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
6
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis
Substitution82
7
DiegoSouza Diego
Substitution62
7
GeorgiadisGiorgos Georgiadis
Substitution76
8
EdmarEdmar
Substitution90+2
10
LucasLucas
11
SosaJosé Sosa (C)
14
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis (C)
Substitution67
13
MoledoRodrigo Moledo
15
Miguel VítorMiguel Vítor
Yellow Card29
20
AzevedoMárcio Azevedo
16
LinoLino
23
BlancoSebastián Blanco
Goal72
25
LazărCostin Lazăr
30
GueyePapa Gueye
Yellow Card24
28
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
Yellow Card38
32
KrasnopyorovOleg Krasnopyorov
70
KitsiouStelios Kitsiou
33
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution76
99
OlisehSekou Oliseh

Substitutes

99
ShukhovtsevIgor Shukhovtsev (GK)
71
GlykosPanagiotis Glykos (GK)
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
Substitution90+2
13
LópezÍñigo López
5
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
20
LawrenceLiam Lawrence
Substitution76
9
CristaldoJonathan Cristaldo
Substitution76
21
SpyropoulosNikos Spyropoulos
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
32
TzandarisFanis Tzandaris
25
MarlosMarlos
Substitution62
33
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
Substitution67
Yellow Card90+1
88
NoyokOleksandr Noyok
61
NecidTomáš Necid
Substitution82
Goal83

Coach

Myron Markevich (UKR) Huub Stevens (NED)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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