Stadio Toumba - Salonika 24/10/2013 - 19:00CET (20:00 local time)

Group stage - Group L

PAOK - M. Haifa
3-2
 

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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
 

Match statistics

PAOK
M. Haifa

3

Goals scored

2

54

Possession (%)

46

22

Total attempts

8

11

on target

4

5

off target

2

6

blocked

2

1

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

9

3

Offsides

4

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

13

11

Fouls suffered

14

441

Passes

373

363

completed

300

Lineups

paok

PAOK

m. haifa

M. Haifa

1Jacobo (GK)33Šaranov (GK)
6Tziolis7Boccoli (C)
11Stoch
Penalty39
Penalty45
Substitution87
8Ezra
Yellow Card44
14Salpingidis (C)
Goal67
Substitution78
10Rayo
15Miguel Vítor
Goal35
12Ndlovu
Goal13
Substitution46
16Lino13Twatha
25Lazăr15Golasa
Goal21
28Katsouranis25Cocalić
Yellow Card38
33Athanasiadis26Yadin
Substitution67
70Kitsiou
Yellow Card42
27Meshumar
Yellow Card61
Substitution73
77Ninis
Goal39
Substitution60
29Pylyavskyi

Substitutes

71Glykos (GK)22Edri (GK)
2Skondras6Abukrat
4Katsikas9Azulay
Substitution73
9Vukić
Substitution78
18Gabai
10Lucas
Substitution60
19Abuhazira
Substitution46
20Lawrence
Substitution87
20Katan
Substitution67
61Necid21Keinan

Coaches

Ton Lokhoff (NED) Arik Benado (ISR)

Referee

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

Press kits

Last updated: 24/10/2013 21:06 CET

Standings

Group L

PPts
PAOK FC PAOK37
AZ Alkmaar AZ35
FC Shakhter Karagandy Shakhter32
Maccabi Haifa FC M. Haifa31
Last updated: 25/10/2013 09:27 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
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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