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Salpingidis puts PAOK through at Dinamo's expense

Published: Wednesday 15 December 2010, 20.54CET
NK Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 PAOK FC
Dimitris Salpingidis struck the death blow to prolong the hosts' 40-year exile from springtime European competition.
by Vjekoslav Paun
from Stadion Maksimir

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Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebPAOK

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target11
 
2
Corners5
 
4
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed10
 
22
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 15 December 2010, 20.54CET

Salpingidis puts PAOK through at Dinamo's expense

NK Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 PAOK FC
Dimitris Salpingidis struck the death blow to prolong the hosts' 40-year exile from springtime European competition.

Dimitris Salpingidis struck exactly on the hour to confirm PAOK FC's place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32, with defeat condemning NK Dinamo Zagreb to Group D oblivion.

The 29-year-old had scarcely made his presence felt before he scampered through to fire a low shot past Ivan Kelava on the break, as Dinamo once more missed a chance to book themselves a place in the spring stage of a UEFA club competition. The Croatian champions last survived a European winter in the 1969/70 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

That long run of bad luck might have explained Dinamo's early nerves; disaster almost struck as a clearance was deflected goal-ward by Stefanos Anthanasiadis, but Kelava saved. Knowing a draw would see them through, PAOK felt no compulsion to push forward, and Dinamo edgily took the initiative, Arijan Ademi and Milan Badelj trying their luck.

Ivan Tomečak then had his head in his hands, failing to find the target after PAOK goalkeeper Kostas Chalkias punched a swirling cross from the left to his feet. More frustration followed: Fatos Bećiraj flicked a corner on to Tomečak but his close-range shot cannoned into Pablo Contreras on the goal line, while with half-time approaching, Sammir's free-kick curled against the outside of Chalkias's right-hand post.

With PAOK continuing to hold firm after the break, Vahid Halilhodžić sent on Ante Rukavina as an extra striker, but his side almost immediately went behind to the hitherto anonymous Salpingidis.

The ball rarely left the PAOK half thereafter, with Miroslav Slepička and Andrej Kramarić added to Dinamo's striking armoury, but the closest the game came to seeing another goal was when Athanasiadis sliced wide a gift of a chance to kill off the game 20 minutes from the end.

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Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

paok

PAOK

30
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
1
ChalkiasKostas Chalkias (GK) (C)
5
CalelloAdrián Calello
Substitution59
3
BoussaidiAnis Boussaidi
Yellow Card82
6
AdemiArijan Ademi
Substitution67
5
Pablo GarcíaPablo García
Yellow Card36
7
EttoEtto
Substitution75
6
VitoloVitolo
10
SammirSammir
8
CirilloBruno Cirillo
11
TomečakIvan Tomečak
9
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Goal60
Yellow Card60
Substitution68
16
BadeljMilan Badelj (C)
Yellow Card53
15
ContrerasPablo Contreras
19
BarbarićTomislav Barbarić
18
FotakisGiorgos Fotakis
Substitution90
21
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
Yellow Card66
20
VieirinhaVieirinha
25
CufréLeandro Cufré
27
SznaucnerMiroslaw Sznaucner
28
TonelTonel
33
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
Substitution82

Substitutes

29
SkenderMarin Skender (GK)
91
KrešićDario Krešić (GK)
3
IbáñezLuis Ibáñez
4
BalafasSotiris Balafas
Substitution90
9
KramarićAndrej Kramarić
Substitution75
7
El ZharNabil El Zhar
Substitution68
20
SlepičkaMiroslav Slepička
Substitution67
14
PapazoglouSakis Papazoglou
23
DodôDodô
16
LinoLino
26
KovačićMateo Kovačić
23
SakellariouLefteris Sakellariou
55
RukavinaAnte Rukavina
Substitution59
31
FilomenoLucio Filomeno
Substitution82

Coach

Vahid Halilhodžić (FRA) Ioakim Havos (GRE)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Simon Beck (ENG)

Fourth official

Lee Probert (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Jones (ENG), Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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