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PAOK comeback stuns Maccabi Haifa

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 21.08CET
PAOK FC 3-2 Maccabi Haifa FC
The hosts missed two penalties but still managed to come from behind to end the visitors' unbeaten away run and go clear in Group L.
PAOK comeback stuns Maccabi Haifa
PAOK's Miguel Vítor leaps to meet the ball against Maccabi Haifa ©AFP/Getty Images
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Group L

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PAOK FC PAOK37
AZ Alkmaar AZ35
FC Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter32
Maccabi Haifa FC M. Haifa31
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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 21.08CET

PAOK comeback stuns Maccabi Haifa

PAOK FC 3-2 Maccabi Haifa FC
The hosts missed two penalties but still managed to come from behind to end the visitors' unbeaten away run and go clear in Group L.

PAOK FC came from two goals behind, despite twice missing from the penalty spot, to beat Maccabi Haifa FC in Salonika and move top of UEFA Europa League Group L.

Goals from Dino Ndlovu and Eyal Golasa put the visitors two up after 21 minutes, but the hosts drew level before the break through Miguel Vítor and Sotiris Ninis – even though Miroslav Stoch had two penalties saved. However, Maccabi Haifa goalkeeper Bojan Šaranov was beaten for a third time when Dimitris Salpingidis volleyed in the winner on 67 minutes.

The Israeli Premier League side started well, much to the frustration of the home support, and took the lead after 13 minutes when Kostas Katsouranis relinquished possession just outside his own box, allowing Ndlovu to go one on one with Jacobo. The PAOK defenders were caught napping again eight minutes later when Golasa was allowed to turn on the edge of the box and curl a shot into the top corner.

However, the hosts restored parity thanks to two goals in four minutes and should have been ahead at the break. Vítor started the comeback by looping a header over Šaranov, but the keeper made amends by saving Stoch's spot kick soon after. He also tipped Ninis' rebound over the bar, only for the midfielder to head in from the subsequent corner, delivered by Stoch, before the midfielder's second penalty was again saved by Šaranov.

Desperate to make up for missed opportunities, Stoch came close with an ambitious long-range effort after the break, while Hen Ezra fired off-target from close range for the visitors. However, the momentum was with the home side and Salpingidis completed their comeback with a volley from Lino's cross that Šaranov could not keep out at his near post. The visitors were denied an equaliser in the dying minutes when Jacobo palmed clear Edin Cocalić's header, meaning they succumbed to a first away defeat in Europe this season.

Last updated: 26/10/13 0.03CET

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Lineups

paok

PAOK

m. haifa

M. Haifa

1
JacoboJacobo (GK)
33
ŠaranovBojan Šaranov (GK)
6
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis
7
BoccoliGustavo Boccoli (C)
11
StochMiroslav Stoch
Penalty39
Penalty45
Substitution87
8
EzraHen Ezra
Yellow Card44
14
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis (C)
Goal67
Substitution78
10
RayoRayo
15
Miguel VítorMiguel Vítor
Goal35
12
NdlovuDino Ndlovu
Goal13
Substitution46
16
LinoLino
13
TwathaTaleb Twatha
25
LazărCostin Lazăr
15
GolasaEyal Golasa
Goal21
28
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
25
CocalićEdin Cocalić
Yellow Card38
33
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
26
YadinAvihay Yadin
Substitution67
70
KitsiouStelios Kitsiou
Yellow Card42
27
MeshumarEyal Meshumar
Yellow Card61
Substitution73
77
NinisSotiris Ninis
Goal39
Substitution60
29
PylyavskyiAndriy Pylyavskyi

Substitutes

71
GlykosPanagiotis Glykos (GK)
22
EdriAmir Edri (GK)
2
SkondrasGiannis Skondras
6
AbukratRan Abukrat
4
KatsikasGiorgos Katsikas
9
AzulayShlomi Azulay
Substitution73
9
VukićZvonimir Vukić
Substitution78
18
Gabai                         El'ad Gabai
10
LucasLucas
Substitution60
19
AbuhaziraShimon Abuhazira
Substitution46
20
LawrenceLiam Lawrence
Substitution87
20
KatanYaniv Katan
Substitution67
61
NecidTomáš Necid
21
KeinanDekel Keinan

Coach

Ton Lokhoff (NED) Arik Benado (ISR)

Referee

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

Assistant referees

Victoriano Diaz Casado (ESP), Teodoro Sobrino (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Rodriguez (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP), Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)

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