Group stage (Group D) - 02/12/2010 - 21:05CET (22:05 local time) - Toumbas Stadium - Salonika
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PAOK - Club Brugge 1-1 - 02/12/2010 - match_page - UEFA Europa League 2011

PAOK move closer but Brugge eliminated

Published: Thursday 2 December 2010, 22.56CET
PAOK FC 1-1 Club Brugge KV
Stefan Šćepović's late strike gave the visitors hope, but they could not capitalise and PAOK still need only a point to reach the round of 32.
PAOK move closer but Brugge eliminated
PAOK ended Brugge's hopes of qualifying ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

PAOKClub Brugge

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target4
 
4
Corners10
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
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Published: Thursday 2 December 2010, 22.56CET

PAOK move closer but Brugge eliminated

PAOK FC 1-1 Club Brugge KV
Stefan Šćepović's late strike gave the visitors hope, but they could not capitalise and PAOK still need only a point to reach the round of 32.

PAOK FC's 1-1 draw against Club Brugge KV means the Greek side now need only to avoid defeat on Matchday 6 in order to be sure of advancing from UEFA Europa League Group D.

Vierinha's first-half bolt from the blue gave PAOK the lead and although Stefan Šćepović equalised a minute from time, Villarreal CF's defeat of NK Dinamo Zagreb means PAOK are still well placed to progress. A point in Croatia against nearest rivals Dinamo on 15 December will be enough for them to reach the round of 32, while Brugge are out.

The Belgian side knew they had to win to stay alive but looked reluctant to go for broke. The Toumbas Stadium's immaculate surface made for tidy passing until the one ball that mattered most – the final one. Vierinha, therefore, took matters into his own hands on 25 minutes, unleashing a dipping, swerving shot which caught Stijn Stijnen cold and left Brugge facing a mountainous task.

Stijnen's PAOK counterpart, Dario Kresic, still had nothing with which to warm his own palms when his captain, Pablo Contreras, fired recklessly over soon after the interval. Dimitris Salpingidis also failed to keep the ball down just after the hour but had sufficient mitigation after stretching to meet Zuela's vicious cross with a first-time volley.

Šćepović's 69th-minute header finally forced Kresic to make a notable save but Giorgos Fotakis should have put the game to bed late on. There was still time for Šćepović to head in Peter Van der Heyden's cross at the back post but it did not prove enough to alter the course of the section.

Last updated: 03/12/10 23.07CET

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Lineups

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PAOK

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Club Brugge

91
KresicDario Kresic (GK)
1
StijnenStijn Stijnen (GK) (C)
5
Pablo GarcíaPablo García
3
Van der HeydenPeter Van der Heyden
6
VitoloVitolo
Yellow Card33'
8
ŠćepovićStefan Šćepović
Goal89'
8
CirilloBruno Cirillo
Yellow Card65'
11
BlondelJonathan Blondel
9
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Substitution82'
14
SimaeysJeroen Simaeys
Yellow Card43'
15
ContrerasPablo Contreras (C)
15
AkpalaJoseph Akpala
Substitution62'
18
FotakisGiorgos Fotakis
18
DonkRyan Donk
20
VieirinhaVieirinha
Goal25'
21
VermeulenJorn Vermeulen
Yellow Card56'
Substitution71'
21
IvićVladimir Ivić
Substitution72'
22
GeraertsKarel Geraerts
Yellow Card55'
23
SakellariouLefteris Sakellariou
24
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
42
ZuelaZuela
Yellow Card58'
44
PerišićIvan Perišić
Substitution62'

Substitutes

1
ChalkiasKostas Chalkias (GK)
13
De VliegerGeert De Vlieger (GK)
4
BalafasSotiris Balafas
4
HoefkensCarl Hoefkens
7
El ZharNabil El Zhar
Substitution72'
6
DalmatWilfried Dalmat
Substitution62'
14
PapazoglouSakis Papazoglou
10
DirarNabil Dirar
Substitution62'
19
KoutsianikoulisVassilis Koutsianikoulis
17
CamozzatoMarcos Camozzato
31
FilomenoLucio Filomeno
32
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja
Substitution71'
Yellow Card90+2'
33
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
Substitution82'
40
KouemahaDorge Kouemaha

Coach

Ioakim Havos (GRE) Adrie Koster (NED)

Referee

Mark Courtney (NIR)

Assistant referees

Paul Munn (NIR), John McDowell (NIR)

Fourth official

Arnold Hunter (NIR)

Additional assistant referees

Alan Black (NIR), Raymond Crangle (NIR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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