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PAOK go top and eliminate Rovers

Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 21.02CET
Shamrock Rovers FC 1-3 PAOK FC
A first-half brace from Dimitris Salpingidis and a Giorgos Fotakis strike put PAOK top of Group A and ended the hosts' hopes.
PAOK go top and eliminate Rovers
PAOK celebrate one of their three first-half goals ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Shamrock RoversPAOK

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target6
 
8
Corners6
 
4
Offsides0
3
Fouls committed9
 
7
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 21.02CET

PAOK go top and eliminate Rovers

Shamrock Rovers FC 1-3 PAOK FC
A first-half brace from Dimitris Salpingidis and a Giorgos Fotakis strike put PAOK top of Group A and ended the hosts' hopes.

PAOK FC followed up their matchday three win against Shamrock Rovers FC with a resounding 3-1 victory in the Dublin return to move to the top of Group A.

Rovers went into the game knowing only maximum points would keep their faint Group A hopes alive, but the match was effectively over as a contest before half-time following two goals from Dimitris Salpingidis and another from Giorgos Fotakis. Billy Dennehy pulled one back after the restart, yet it was scant consolation.

The Greek club broke the deadlock on seven minutes when Vieirinha, who was instrumental throughout, sent Salpingidis through. The striker placed his shot delicately past the approaching Ryan Thompson and beyond the reach of a chasing defender.

PAOK started to dominate and doubled their lead on 35 minutes. Salpingidis turned provider, intercepting a misplaced pass and squaring to Fotakis, who calmly placed the ball to Thompson's right. Rovers' first-half woes were compounded three minutes later when Salpingidis latched on to a perfect cross from Giorgos Georgiadis and tapped in from five metres.

Shaken by that start, Rovers adopted a positive approach after the break and managed to claw a goal back, Dennehy curling a 51st-minute free-kick in off a post with expert precision to give the Dublin club a glimmer of hope.

It proved to be little more than a consolation, though, and László Bölöni's side saw out the rest of the game to claim a crucial win. They now lie a point ahead of Tottenham Hotspur FC, whom they visit on matchday five, and FC Rubin Kazan.

Last updated: 05/11/11 0.05CET

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Lineups

shamrock rovers

Shamrock Rovers

paok

PAOK

16
ThompsonRyan Thompson (GK)
1
ChalkiasKostas Chalkias (GK) (C)
2
SullivanPat Sullivan
Yellow Card53
7
GeorgiadisGiorgos Georgiadis
Substitution88
3
StevensEnda Stevens
8
CirilloBruno Cirillo
Yellow Card55
4
SivesCraig Sives
9
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Goal7
Goal38
Substitution89
5
MurrayDan Murray (C)
13
MalezasStelios Malezas
7
McCabeGary McCabe
Substitution46
16
LinoLino
Yellow Card61
8
O'DonnellStephen O'Donnell
18
FotakisGiorgos Fotakis
Goal35
Yellow Card51
Substitution64
10
SheppardKarl Sheppard
20
VieirinhaVieirinha
18
TurnerChris Turner
Substitution46
25
LazărCostin Lazăr
20
DennehyBilly Dennehy
Goal51
27
SznaucnerMiroslaw Sznaucner
22
McCormackConor McCormack
Substitution70
85
AriasDiego Arias

Substitutes

1
BrushRichard Brush (GK)
91
KrešićDario Krešić (GK)
6
RiceStephen Rice
Substitution70
2
ApostolopoulosAlexis Apostolopoulos
Substitution88
9
TwiggGary Twigg
Substitution46
3
StafylidisKostas Stafylidis
11
KilduffCiaran Kilduff
Substitution46
4
BalafasSotiris Balafas
Substitution64
21
FinnRonan Finn
11
RobertBertrand Robert
26
PatersonJames Paterson
14
PapazoglouSakis Papazoglou
Substitution89
27
RickettsRohan Ricketts
35
KitsiouStelios Kitsiou

Coach

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

Referee

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

Assistant referees

Dmitri Zhuk (BLR), Stanislav Savitski (BLR)

Fourth official

Denis Scherbakov (BLR)

Additional assistant referees

Valeri Velichko (BLR), Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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