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Greeks end Leixões odyssey

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.00CET
FC PAOK Thessaloniki 4-1 Leixões SC (Agg: 5-3) Yiannakis Okkas double helps PAOK advance.

Match statistics

PAOKLeixões

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.00CET

Greeks end Leixões odyssey

FC PAOK Thessaloniki 4-1 Leixões SC (Agg: 5-3) Yiannakis Okkas double helps PAOK advance.

Leixões SC's UEFA Cup adventure came to an end in Greece as FC PAOK Thessaloniki recorded a convincing 4-1 win in the first-round second leg match, securing a 5-3 aggregate victory in the process.

PAOK blitz
The Portuguese third division team, who qualified as last season's Taça de Portugal runners-up, were hit by an early blitz by the hosts that saw their 2-1 first-leg lead overturned inside 16 minutes. The Greek side opened the scoring after 14 minutes, as Dimitrios Salpingidis latched on to Yiannakis Okkas’s pass and stroked the ball into the net. The lead was doubled two minutes later as PAOK moved ahead on aggregate, Okkas turning goalscorer to race on to Pantelis Kafes’ through-ball and finish clinically.

In control
Leixões battled gamely to get back into the game but posed little attacking threat. PAOK should have put the result beyond doubt three minutes after half-time, when the otherwise excellent Okkas missed a great chance, but it was 3-0 on the night nine minutes later. Vangelis Koutsopoulos was left unmarked near the penalty spot and he made no mistake with his shot to put PAOK 4-2 ahead on aggregate.

Okkas again
PAOK added to their tally again after 80 minutes with the best goal of the night. Kafes again created the chance for Okkas, and he beat Rui Marcos with an excellent lob. Leixões rallied valiantly and scored a consolation goal through Pedros.

Coaches trade tributes
Leixões coach Carlos Carvalhal acknowledged that his side had lost to the better team. He said: “PAOK played very well and their great players made the difference.” PAOK coach Angelos Anastasiadis said, “We wanted to take revenge after losing the first game. Leixões are a third division team but they are a very disciplined side. They surprised us in the first game and played very well again tonight.”

Last updated: 04/10/02 0.34CET

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Lineups

paok

PAOK

leixões

Leixões

15
PourliotopoulosEvangelos Pourliotopoulos (GK)
Substitution26
24
Rui MarcosRui Marcos (GK)
1
KafesPantelis Kafes (C)
3
Nuno SilvaNuno Silva
3
KoutsopoulosEvangelos Koutsopoulos
Goal57
4
Marco AleixoMarco Aleixo
5
MarkosDimitrios Markos
5
NenéNené
Yellow Card45+1
8
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Goal14
Substitution69
7
AbílioAbílio (C)
9
OkkasIoannis Okkas
Goal16
Goal80
Substitution88
9
BritoBrito
Yellow Card41
Substitution79
11
GeorgiadisGiorgos Georgiadis
14
Bruno ChinaBruno China
19
AmponsahKofi Amponsah
19
José AntonioJosé Antonio
22
FeutchineGuy Armand Feutchine
22
José CostaJosé Costa
Yellow Card10
24
UdezeIfeanyi Udeze
Yellow Card2
25
DetinhoDetinho
77
KukiełkaMariusz Kukiełka
30
ZamoranoZamorano
Yellow Card56
Substitution79

Substitutes

33
TohouroglouKiriakos Tohouroglou (GK)
Substitution26
1
BizarroBizarro (GK)
10
FrousosNikolaos Frousos
Substitution69
8
PedrasPedras
Substitution79
Goal81
18
YiasemakisYiasoumi Yiasemakis
Substitution88
20
EduardoEduardo
Substitution79
14
KoutsisGeorgios Koutsis
2
BarrosBarros
21
KozminskiMarek Kozminski
13
Jorge VilaçaJorge Vilaça
26
FofanaAboubaka Fofana
16
SérgioSérgio
80
NastosVangelis Nastos
17
IsraelIsrael

Coach

Angelos Anastasiadis (GRE) Carlos Carvalhal (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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