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Three-goal Udinese ease beyond PAOK

Published: Thursday 23 February 2012, 20.56CET
PAOK FC 0-3 Udinese Calcio (agg: 0-3)
Two up inside 15 minutes, the Serie A visitors marched into the round of 16 thanks to their joint biggest victory in UEFA club competition.
Three-goal Udinese ease beyond PAOK
Danilo (second right) celebrates his opening goal with Medhi Benatia ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PAOKUdinese

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target2
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
7
Corners13
 
2
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
10
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 23 February 2012, 20.56CET

Three-goal Udinese ease beyond PAOK

PAOK FC 0-3 Udinese Calcio (agg: 0-3)
Two up inside 15 minutes, the Serie A visitors marched into the round of 16 thanks to their joint biggest victory in UEFA club competition.

Udinese Calcio sealed their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League as PAOK FC's 12-match unbeaten run in continental competition came to a comprehensive end in Salonika.

The foundations for the Serie A team's biggest European away win were laid in the first 15 minutes by Danilo and Antonio Floro Flores. After the break, Maurizio Domizzi, from the spot, rubber-stamped a round of 16 tie against AZ Alkmaar, for which Diego Fabbrini will miss the first leg following a second-half booking.

When Apostolos Giannou tested Samir Handanovič − a relative spectator in the goalless first leg − from the edge of the penalty area, the prospect of the visitors progressing so serenely seemed unlikely. The Zebrette, like their hosts, had not scored in their previous two outings, so it came as a surprise when Francesco Guidolin's side went two up inside a quarter of an hour.

The first telling blow in the tie was landed by Danilo, who rose above the statuesque Stefanos Athanasiadis to head in Giovanni Pasquale's corner for his maiden Friulani goal. That was followed nine minutes later by a thunderous Floro Flores shot which Dario Krešić could only help into the net.

PAOK's response before the break amounted to Italian defender Bruno Cirillo heading against a post from a Pablo García corner and Giannou, following a neat turn, curling an effort wide. Three bookings, all for fouls, in the first 30 minutes summed up their frustration.

If there was hope at half-time that the Greek side could mount an unlikely comeback, it disappeared entirely six minutes after the interval as László Bölöni's men made another nightmare start. Miroslaw Sznaucner pulled back Floro Flores as he was being harried by Udinese's lone striker, allowing Domizzi to emphatically covert from the spot.

Last updated: 25/02/12 0.10CET

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Lineups

paok

PAOK

udinese

Udinese

91
KrešićDario Krešić (GK)
1
HandanovičSamir Handanovič (GK)
3
StafylidisKostas Stafylidis
Substitution31
4
PazienzaMichele Pazienza
5
Pablo GarcíaPablo García
Yellow Card30
5
DaniloDanilo
Goal6
8
CirilloBruno Cirillo
Yellow Card14
8
BastaDušan Basta
9
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
11
DomizziMaurizio Domizzi (C)
Goal51
13
MalezasStelios Malezas (C)
Yellow Card50
17
BenatiaMedhi Benatia
Yellow Card50
Substitution86
16
LinoLino
20
AsamoahKwadwo Asamoah
25
LazărCostin Lazăr
23
AbdiAlmen Abdi
Substitution46
27
SznaucnerMiroslaw Sznaucner
Yellow Card25
Substitution54
26
PasqualeGiovanni Pasquale
33
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
31
FabbriniDiego Fabbrini
Yellow Card54
Substitution69
99
GiannouApostolos Giannou
Substitution64
83
Floro FloresAntonio Floro Flores
Goal15

Substitutes

1
ChalkiasKostas Chalkias (GK)
21
PadelliDaniele Padelli (GK)
2
ApostolopoulosAlexis Apostolopoulos
Substitution54
13
NeutonNeuton
4
BalafasSotiris Balafas
18
BattocchioChristian Battocchio
Substitution46
7
GeorgiadisGiorgos Georgiadis
Substitution31
24
EkstrandJoel Ekstrand
14
PapazoglouSakis Papazoglou
27
ArmeroPablo Armero
Substitution69
28
TsoukalasStavros Tsoukalas
32
FerronettiDamiano Ferronetti
Substitution86
88
NimaniFrédéric Nimani
Substitution64
43
MarsuraDavide Marsura

Coach

László Bölöni (ROU) Francesco Guidolin (ITA)

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