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Club Brugge visit 1-0 specialists PAOK

Published: Saturday 6 November 2010, 10.07CET
A fourth successive 1-0 home win would do PAOK FC just fine as they play host to Group D back markers Club Brugge KV, who need to win to have a chance of reaching the round of 32.
Club Brugge visit 1-0 specialists PAOK
PAOK have won their last three home games 1-0 in Europe ©Getty Images

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PAOKClub Brugge

Goals scored6
 
4
Attempts on target26
 
27
Attempts off target38
 
32
Corners41
 
26
Offsides26
 
13
Fouls committed111
 
95
Yellow cards21
 
14
Red cards0
1

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Published: Saturday 6 November 2010, 10.07CET

Club Brugge visit 1-0 specialists PAOK

A fourth successive 1-0 home win would do PAOK FC just fine as they play host to Group D back markers Club Brugge KV, who need to win to have a chance of reaching the round of 32.

A fourth successive 1-0 home win would do PAOK FC just fine as they play host to Group D back markers Club Brugge KV, who need to win in Greece to have a chance of reaching the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

• PAOK will qualify if they win and NK Dinamo Zagreb beat Villarreal CF. Anything but victory will spell the end of the road for Club Brugge.

Previous meetings
• Stylianos Malezas rescued a point for PAOK as the sides met for the first time on Matchday 1, hitting the equaliser after Dorge Kouemaha had put Club Brugge ahead.

• PAOK's only previous games against Belgian sides came in two 1991/92 UEFA Cup first round matches against KV Mechelen, where they drew 1-1 at home and won 1-0 away.

• Club Brugge's experience of Greek opposition includes six games against Panathinaikos FC – the most recent in 1994. Their overall record is now W3 D3 L1 (W0 D2 L1 in Greece). That lone defeat came over 33 years ago on their first trip to Athens, a 1-0 loss at Panathinaikos in a European Champion Clubs' Cup second round tie on 2 November 1977.

Match background
• PAOK are unbeaten in their last five European home games, following up a pair of draws with a run of three straight 1-0 victories. They have also won their last three UEFA Europa League home games 1-0.

• Club Brugge have not won in four UEFA Europa League group stage games this season, and have not scored in their last two Group D fixtures.

Team facts
• PAOK had fewer shots on goal than any other club in the first four matchdays, with their 13 efforts netting them three goals.

• PAOK are two goals shy of scoring their 100th in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League; this is their 73rd game in the two competitions.

• Club Brugge's Ronald Vargas celebrates his 24th birthday on the day of the match.

• Club Brugge have more UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League experience than any other side in the group stage; this will be their 129th game in the two competitions.

• Pavlos Dermitzakis left his role as PAOK head coach following a 1-0 loss to Panathinaikos FC on 16 October. His assistant Ioakim Havos took charge for the Matchday 3 and 4 games against Villarreal.

• A winger for Roda JC and PSV Eindhoven who was capped three times by the Netherlands, Club Brugge coach Koster started his coaching career in the lower leagues in his home country, before taking charge of AFC Ajax's reserve team. The Amsterdam side's caretaker coach in the 2007/08 season, he moved to Bruges in the summer of 2009.

• PAOK right-back Anis Boussaidi spent time in Belgium with KV Mechelen in 2008.

Last updated: 05/04/11 18.16CET

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