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Pain for PAOK as PSV march on

Published: Thursday 6 December 2001, 23.00CET
PSV Eindhoven recorded a 4-1 win on the night and a 6-4 aggregate victory over FC PAOK Thessaloniki in the UEFA Cup third round.

Match statistics

PSVPAOK

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2001, 23.00CET

Pain for PAOK as PSV march on

PSV Eindhoven recorded a 4-1 win on the night and a 6-4 aggregate victory over FC PAOK Thessaloniki in the UEFA Cup third round.

A penalty from Mark van Bommel deep into injury-time gave PSV Eindhoven a 4-1 win on the night and a 6-4 aggregate victory over FC PAOK Thessaloniki in the UEFA Cup third round as the Philips stadium witnessed another feast of attacking football from these two teams.

Goal feast
Only when the spot-kick - awarded for a foul on Nyron Wau, like Van Bommel, a second-half substitute – was converted could PSV finally relax. They had led 3-0 at one stage – effectively a 5-3 advantage - and the ease with which they were cutting apart PAOK at the back it seemed sufficient for them to call for the cigars and take a breather.

Greeks rally
However the Greek club, whose hopes of gaining revenge for PSV's victory over them in this same competition at the same stage last year appeared to have come to grief after a disastrous first-half performance, hit back immediately to reduce the deficit. The way the score stood, having won the first game 3-2, one more goal would have taken them into extra-time. They came close and wasted a glorious opportunity in the 68th minute when Pantelis Konstantinidis found himself clear only to dispatch a poor attempt high into the crowd.

PSV in front after a minute
PSV had a let-off then but they should not really have been in so tight a situation. They took the lead with just a minute gone when Dennis Rommedahl crossed for Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink to divert the ball in at the near post. It was Rommedahl's second cross in the move after his initial ball in was returned to him and it summed up the problems PAOK encountered in clearing their lines.

Dennis the menace
Rommedahl was a source of trouble for PAOK all night as he raided effectively down the right. He wasted a good chance in the seventh minute after Anastasios Katsampis had sliced his clearance. Adil Ramzi also went close and George Gakhokidze put over a golden opportunity and that delayed PSV’s second goal until the 33rd minute when Gakhokidze received the ball from a free-kick and sidestepped a defender before cracking a low drive beyond Kiriakos-Nektarios Tohouroglou who was a valiant last line of defence for the visitors.

Two becomes three
A two-goal interval lead did not reflect PSV’s supremacy but that became three close to the hour mark when Vennegoor of Hesselink bided his time before striking a clean volley from a ball chipped up to him from the back.

PAOK fight back
Within a minute Luciano de Souza had scored with a header and it was game on again. But PSV showed all their European know-how to march on into the last 16.

'Very happy'
PSV coach Eric Gerets said he had witnessed two entirely different halves in the Philips stadium. “The first was very good, the second was not so good but I am very happy that we are in the next round” he said.

Van Bommel the inspiration

He was asked afterwards whether he feared that PAOK were right back in the tie when they made the score 3-1 in the 59th minute. Gerets answered that by saying: “I looked at the bench, saw Mark van Bommel, and decided to put him on. He brings the best out of the team and I knew he would make sure that a lot of balls which were flying around would be back in our control. He did a great job for us.” PAOK coach Dusan Bajevic described their first-half performance as “terrible”. “It was a difficult match and it proved that our victory in the first game was not a secure victory,” he added. 


 

Last updated: 15/11/12 21.02CET

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Lineups

psv

PSV

paok

PAOK

23
WaterreusRonald Waterreus
33
TohouroglouKiriakos Tohouroglou
30
BøgelundKasper Bøgelund
19
AmponsahKofi Amponsah
4
FaberErnest Faber
Yellow Card49
Substitution90
4
KatsiabisAnastasios Katsiabis
21
NikiforovYuri Nikiforov
Yellow Card77
8
LucianoLuciano
Goal58
Substitution79
5
HeintzeJan Heintze (C)
1
KafesPantelis Kafes
2
OoijerAndré Ooijer
11
GeorgiadisGiorgos Georgiadis
Substitution83
16
LuciusTheo Lucius
18
YiasemakisYiasoumi Yiasemakis
Substitution66
7
RamziAdil Ramzi
Substitution74
21
NastosVangelis Nastos
19
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
Substitution89
9
OkkasIoannis Okkas
Yellow Card75
8
Vennegoor of HesselinkJan Vennegoor of Hesselink
Goal1
Goal57
24
UdezeIfeanyi Udeze
Yellow Card40
17
GakhokidzeGeorgi Gakhokidze
Goal32
99
KonstantinidisPantelis Konstantinidis

Substitutes

51
BudziakGuido Budziak
22
FeutchineGuy Armand Feutchine
Substitution79
6
Van BommelMark van Bommel
Substitution74
Goal90+2
10
FrousosNikolaos Frousos
Substitution83
18
Eric AddoEric Addo
Substitution90
44
KaradimosLoukas Karadimos
44
WauNyron Wau
Substitution89
20
SpasicSladjan Spasic
Substitution66
24
MarquinhoMarquinho
5
KoulakiotisGiorgos Koulakiotis
27
ColinJürgen Colin
15
PourliotopoulosEvangelos Pourliotopoulos
33
HeseLeon Hese
6
ZavantiasDimitris Zavantias

Coach

Erik Gerets (BEL) Dušan Bajević (SRB)

Referee

Graziano Cesari (ITA)

Assistant referees

Salvatore Marano (ITA), Cristiano Copelli (ITA)

Fourth official

Emidio Morganti (ITA)

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