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PAOK leave Shamrock languishing

Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 23.50CET
PAOK FC 2-1 Shamrock Rovers FC
Goals from Costin Lazăr and Vieirinha put PAOK into a strong position in Group A and left Shamrock Rovers cast adrift at the foot of the table.
PAOK leave Shamrock languishing
Rovers' James Paterson chases PAOK's Etto ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PAOKShamrock Rovers

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target9
 
1
Corners6
 
2
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed6
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 23.50CET

PAOK leave Shamrock languishing

PAOK FC 2-1 Shamrock Rovers FC
Goals from Costin Lazăr and Vieirinha put PAOK into a strong position in Group A and left Shamrock Rovers cast adrift at the foot of the table.

Goals either side of half-time from Costin Lazăr and Vieirinha helped give PAOK FC a 2-1 victory against Shamrock Rovers FC, despite a fine goal from Karl Sheppard. The Greek side are now second in UEFA Europa League Group A, with the Irish outfit cast adrift at the bottom of the table.

Lazăr beat an unsighted Ryan Thompson on 12 minutes with a spectacular strike from 30 metres, after Rovers failed to clear their lines from a corner. Sheppard struck back soon after the interval, but Vieirinha had the final say, beating Thompson again with a low shot after 63 minutes.

PAOK earned a quick reward for a bright start, and would have further increased their lead moments after Lazăr's breakthrough, had Dan Murray not cleared off the line from the same player. Dimitris Salpingidis, Vieirinha and Vladimir Ivić all went close as PAOK utterly dominated, and Murray put in a saving challenge to deny Salpingidis on 35 minutes.

Rovers rode their luck and on 48 minutes their first-half resilience received an unlikely reward when Sheppard lost his marker and climbed well to head in Billy Dennehy's floated free-kick.

However, PAOK soon found their rhythm again and began to dominate. That pressure showed on 63 minutes when Vieirinha was allowed to run at the Rovers goal, and the exciting Portuguese midfielder shot low to Thompson's right, giving him no chance.

It was a lead that was rarely threatened, and the home side comfortably saw out the closing stages to condemn the Dublin side to their third straight defeat.

Last updated: 09/12/12 21.02CET

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Lineups

paok

PAOK

shamrock rovers

Shamrock Rovers

1
ChalkiasKostas Chalkias (GK) (C)
16
ThompsonRyan Thompson (GK)
8
CirilloBruno Cirillo
2
SullivanPat Sullivan
9
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Substitution88
3
StevensEnda Stevens
Yellow Card57
13
MalezasStelios Malezas
5
MurrayDan Murray (C)
16
LinoLino
Substitution29
6
RiceStephen Rice
20
VieirinhaVieirinha
Goal63
8
O'DonnellStephen O'Donnell
Yellow Card43
21
IvićVladimir Ivić
10
SheppardKarl Sheppard
Goal48
Yellow Card65
Substitution84
25
LazărCostin Lazăr
Goal12
17
OmanKen Oman
33
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
Substitution62
18
TurnerChris Turner
Substitution74
77
EttoEtto
20
DennehyBilly Dennehy
Yellow Card76
85
AriasDiego Arias
26
PatersonJames Paterson
Substitution74

Substitutes

71
GlykosPanagiotis Glykos (GK)
1
BrushRichard Brush (GK)
2
ApostolopoulosAlexis Apostolopoulos
4
SivesCraig Sives
7
GeorgiadisGiorgos Georgiadis
Substitution62
7
McCabeGary McCabe
Substitution84
11
RobertBertrand Robert
11
KilduffCiaran Kilduff
Substitution74
14
PapazoglouSakis Papazoglou
Substitution88
21
FinnRonan Finn
Substitution74
27
SznaucnerMiroslaw Sznaucner
Substitution29
Yellow Card48
22
McCormackConor McCormack
35
KitsiouStelios Kitsiou
27
RickettsRohan Ricketts

Coach

László Bölöni (ROU) Michael O'Neill (NIR)

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