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PAOK substitute Salpingidis spoils AZ party

Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 21.00CET
AZ Alkmaar 1-1 PAOK FC
Substitute Dimitris Salpingidis scored an added-time equaliser to frustrate the hosts in a highly entertaining draw in Group L.
PAOK substitute Salpingidis spoils AZ party
Maarten Martens' AZ and Miguel Vítor's PAOK shared the spoils in Group L ©AFP/Getty Images
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Group L

PPts
AZ Alkmaar AZ24
PAOK FC PAOK24
Maccabi Haifa FC M. Haifa21
FC Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter21
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Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 21.00CET

PAOK substitute Salpingidis spoils AZ party

AZ Alkmaar 1-1 PAOK FC
Substitute Dimitris Salpingidis scored an added-time equaliser to frustrate the hosts in a highly entertaining draw in Group L.

Substitute Dimitris Salpingidis scored an added-time equaliser as PAOK FC held AZ Alkmaar to a 1-1 draw in a thrilling match in Group L.

Both teams were aiming to maintain their perfect starts, and two impressive attacking outfits ultimately cancelled each other out. Salpingidis was the hero for the visitors, though, rifling in a deep free-kick at the back post on 93 minutes to wipe out Jeffrey Gouweleeuw's 82nd-minute strike.

The section rivals traded good opportunities in a high-octane first half. The crossbar denied PAOK's Alexandros Tziolis on eight minutes before visiting goalkeeper Jacobo turned wide an effort from Nemanja Gudelj. AZ were almost gifted the lead when Aron Jóhannsson seized on Miguel Vítor's back pass, but the United States international's composure deserted him. Stefanos Athanasiadis then came centimetres away from punishing that miss with a low attempt before the break.

The tit-for-tat exchanges continued after half-time. AZ's Gudelj was guilty of blasting at Jacobo after being played in by Maarten Martens' neat pass, and soon afterwards the Dutch side were grateful once again for the intervention of the woodwork, PAOK's Lucas crashing a header against the bar from Giorgos Tzavellas' superb cross.

Martens' creativity returned to the fore as a fine centre laid on another chance for AZ, but Jóhannsson could only watch in disbelief as his header clipped the bar on its way over. Substitute Johann Gudmundsson's two fierce shots then brought the acrobatic best out of Jacobo as the hosts turned the screw.

AZ's attacking impetus was finally rewarded eight minutes from time, when Willie Overtoom's clipped cross found Gouweleeuw unmarked at the back post, and the 22-year-old stabbed the ball beyond Jacobo. Veteran Salpingidis was to spoil the party, however, and it finished honours even.

Last updated: 05/10/13 0.03CET

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Lineups

az

AZ

paok

PAOK

1
EstebanEsteban (GK)
1
JacoboJacobo (GK)
2
JohanssonMattias Johansson
3
TzavellasGiorgos Tzavellas
4
ViergeverNick Viergever
6
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis
8
GudeljNemanja Gudelj
10
LucasLucas
Substitution72
11
MartensMaarten Martens (C)
11
StochMiroslav Stoch
12
ElmViktor Elm
Substitution80
15
Miguel VítorMiguel Vítor
20
JóhannssonAron Jóhannsson
Substitution90+1
25
LazărCostin Lazăr
Substitution84
23
BeerensRoy Beerens
Substitution69
28
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis (C)
24
GouweleeuwJeffrey Gouweleeuw
Goal82
33
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
26
OrtizCelso Ortiz
70
KitsiouStelios Kitsiou
29
WuytensJan Wuytens
77
NinisSotiris Ninis
Substitution76

Substitutes

16
De WinterYves De Winter (GK)
71
GlykosPanagiotis Glykos (GK)
6
ReijnenEtienne Reijnen
13
LópezÍñigo López
7
GudmundssonJohann Gudmundsson
Substitution69
14
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Substitution84
Goal90+3
10
OvertoomWillie Overtoom
Substitution80
16
LinoLino
22
BerghuisSteven Berghuis
20
LawrenceLiam Lawrence
Substitution76
30
HapsRidgeciano Haps
61
NecidTomáš Necid
44
AvdicDenni Avdic
Substitution90+1
99
OlisehSekou Oliseh
Substitution72

Coach

Martin Haar (NED) Ton Lokhoff (NED)

Referee

Luca Banti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Massimiliano Grilli (ITA), Nicola Nicoletti (ITA)

Fourth official

Marco Barbirati (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Domenico Celi (ITA), Carmine Russo (ITA)

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