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Stoch strike earns Schalke draw for PAOK

Published: Wednesday 21 August 2013, 23.30CET
FC Schalke 04 1-1 PAOK FC
Miroslav Stoch struck 17 minutes from time to give the Greek visitors real hope for the the second leg of their play-off tie.
by Andy James
from Stadion Gelsenkirchen

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Match statistics

SchalkePAOK

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)64
 
36
Total attempts14
 
8
on target10
 
5
off target4
 
3
blocked6
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
4
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
18
Passes823
 
443
completed678
 
304

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 21 August 2013, 23.30CET

Stoch strike earns Schalke draw for PAOK

FC Schalke 04 1-1 PAOK FC
Miroslav Stoch struck 17 minutes from time to give the Greek visitors real hope for the the second leg of their play-off tie.

PAOK FC will take the slenderest advantage into next week's return thanks to Miroslav Stoch's away goal in a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their play-off tie at FC Schalke 04.

The hosts looked to have put their stuttering Bundesliga start behind them when Jefferson Farfán opened the scoring, but they were punished for some complacent defending as Stoch struck what could prove to be a crucial equaliser for the visitors.

Having led Schalke to glory in the UEFA Cup in 1997, PAOK coach Huub Stevens was afforded a warm reception prior to kick-off. However, his side soon made it clear they were out to make the most of their second chance in the competition after replacing FC Metalist Kharkiv last Wednesday.

The Greek side began with plenty of energy, but it was the Royal Blues who eventually wrested control of possession. After a tentative opening half-hour Farfán ended the impasse, slotting in via a post after Ádám Szalai had showed strength and awareness in the box. The goal sparked a flurry of opportunities, with Szalai almost getting on the end of Joel Matip's knock-down and Christian Fuchs clearing Liam Lawrence's finish off the line at the other end.

Julian Draxler and Szalai attempted to add to Schalke's lead either side of the interval, but as the game drifted back into a lull it was Stoch who seized the initiative, charging in from the left before releasing a fine curling finish past Timo Hildebrand.

Benedikt Höwedes had a wonderful opportunity to restore Schalke's lead when he popped up clean through with ten minutes remaining, but Jacobo made the save to ensure it is PAOK who hold the chips ahead of next week's second leg.

Last updated: 05/09/13 6.17CET

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Lineups

schalke

Schalke

paok

PAOK

34
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
1
JacoboJacobo (GK)
4
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes (C)
6
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis
Yellow Card70
7
MeyerMax Meyer
Substitution69
10
LucasLucas
Substitution90+1
10
DraxlerJulian Draxler
11
StochMiroslav Stoch
Yellow Card17
Goal73
12
HögerMarco Höger
Substitution77
14
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis (C)
Substitution62
13
JonesJermaine Jones
15
Miguel VítorMiguel Vítor
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
Goal32
Substitution87
16
LinoLino
22
UchidaAtsuto Uchida
Yellow Card88
20
LawrenceLiam Lawrence
Substitution62
23
FuchsChristian Fuchs
25
LazărCostin Lazăr
Yellow Card77
28
SzalaiÁdám Szalai
28
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
32
MatipJoel Matip
70
KitsiouStelios Kitsiou
Yellow Card12

Substitutes

1
FährmannRalf Fährmann (GK)
71
GlykosPanagiotis Glykos (GK)
2
HooglandTim Hoogland
2
SkondrasGiannis Skondras
5
Felipe SantanaFelipe Santana
13
LópezÍñigo López
8
GoretzkaLeon Goretzka
Substitution77
26
KaçeErgys Kaçe
Substitution62
11
ClemensChristian Clemens
Substitution69
33
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
Substitution62
20
PukkiTeemu Pukki
Substitution87
61
NecidTomáš Necid
33
NeustädterRoman Neustädter
99
OlisehSekou Oliseh
Substitution90+1

Coach

Jens Keller (GER) Huub Stevens (NED)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Frédéric Cano (FRA), Cyril Gringore (FRA)

Fourth official

Frédéric Haquette (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

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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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