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Vukić strike turns the tables on Shakhter

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 22.50CET
PAOK FC 2-1 FC Shakhter Karagandy
Substitute Zvonimir Vukić's late header denied the Kazakh champions a first Group L point in Salonika.
Vukić strike turns the tables on Shakhter
Zvonimir Vukić enjoys his last-gasp winner ©Getty Images
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Group L

PPts
AZ Alkmaar AZ13
PAOK FC PAOK13
FC Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter10
Maccabi Haifa FC M. Haifa10
Last updated: 20/06/2014 00:24 CET

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 22.50CET

Vukić strike turns the tables on Shakhter

PAOK FC 2-1 FC Shakhter Karagandy
Substitute Zvonimir Vukić's late header denied the Kazakh champions a first Group L point in Salonika.

Zvonimir Vukić got his head to a last-gasp free-kick as PAOK FC salvaged victory from the jaws of defeat against UEFA Europa League Group L underdogs FC Shakhter Karagandy.

The 34-year-old striker met fellow substitute Lino's aggressively flighted ball and beat Aleksandr Mokin in the dying seconds, with the Kazkh champions buckling after Andrei Poryvaev's dismissal for a second bookable offence. Roger Cañas had earlier put the group stage debutants ahead from the penalty spot, but Stefanos Athanasiadis got a forceful touch to a corner with 15 minutes to go to revive PAOK.

For long periods it looked as if PAOK could pick their guests off at will. Lucas drove hard at Aleksandr Mokin early on as the Shakhter goalkeeper's nerves were thoroughly tested, though he just about came out unscathed, producing a fingertip save to divert a swirling Sotiris Ninis effort over his crossbar.

Shakhter sporadically gave as good as they got; Jacobo was forced to scramble the ball over after Aldin Džidić had connected a head with Gediminas Vičius's long throw, before Cañas sent the PAOK No1 scrambling with a drive across the face of goal from out on the right.

Disaster struck for PAOK after the break when Kostas Katsouranis impeded Cañas in the area, with the Colombian midfielder smacking the ensuing penalty kick straight down the middle and into the net. Costin Lazăr then had the Shakhter crossbar shuddering with a furious shot from distance, but luck momentarily smiled on PAOK when Džidić and Vičius contrived to pass up a gilt-edge opportunity following a well worked free-kick.

It was to be a costly error, with PAOK finally finding the traction they had been fumbling for when Athanasiadis met Lucas' corner with a firm boot at the far post, Vukić turning one point into three at the death.

Last updated: 27/09/13 0.31CET

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Lineups

paok

PAOK

shakhter

Shakhter

1
JacoboJacobo (GK)
35
MokinAleksandr Mokin (GK)
3
TzavellasGiorgos Tzavellas
Substitution65
3
VičiusGediminas Vičius
6
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis
Yellow Card65
14
FinonchenkoAndrei Finonchenko (C)
Substitution81
10
LucasLucas
17
PoryvaevAndrei Poryvaev
Yellow Card37
Red Card87
11
StochMiroslav Stoch
19
TarasovYevgeni Tarasov
Yellow Card79
15
Miguel VítorMiguel Vítor
20
DžidićAldin Džidić
25
LazărCostin Lazăr
Substitution58
25
MaliySergei Maliy
28
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis (C)
28
GhazaryanGevorg Ghazaryan
Yellow Card52
33
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
Goal75
87
SimčevićAleksandar Simčević
70
KitsiouStelios Kitsiou
88
CañasRoger Cañas
Goal50
77
NinisSotiris Ninis
Substitution85
91
KhizhnichenkoSergei Khizhnichenko
Substitution88

Substitutes

71
GlykosPanagiotis Glykos (GK)
1
PokatilovStas Pokatilov (GK)
4
KatsikasGiorgos Katsikas
31
TkachukSergei Tkachuk (GK)
9
VukićZvonimir Vukić
Substitution85
Goal90+2
5
BorantaevAskhat Borantaev
14
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Substitution58
7
BayzhanovMaksat Bayzhanov
Substitution81
16
LinoLino
Substitution65
13
BorovskiVadim Borovski
61
NecidTomáš Necid
24
DarabayevAslan Darabayev
99
OlisehSekou Oliseh
78
ZenkovichIgor Zenkovich
Substitution88

Coach

Ton Lokhoff (NED) Viktor Kumykov (RUS)

Referee

Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Cyril Gringore (FRA), Laurent Stien (FRA)

Fourth official

Guillaume Debart (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Benoit Bastien (FRA), Wilfried Bien (FRA)

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