-- paok move back in the playoff zone --
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 17
|PAS Giannina||0 - 1||PAOK|
PAOK moved into the playoff spots by defeating PAS Giannina at the Zosimades Stadium. The only goal of the match came in the first half through Leovac.
PAOK controlled first half proceedings at the Zosimades Stadium. Even so, PAS had the game's first chance. Twenty minutes in, Noe Acosta was well placed in the box to score, but his header was too weak to trouble Panagiotis Glykos.
A half hour into the match, the visiting team took the lead. Stefanos Athanasiadis produced a diving header that brought an excellent save out of Giannina goalkeeper Alexandros Paschalakis, but off the rebound, Marin Leovac was in the perfect place to follow and give PAOK the 0-1 advantage.
In the second half, the same script followed. PAOK had the possession and the chances, but could not convert those into more goals. Giannis Petrakis' PAS Giannia side made the effort, but couldn't manage more than a few half chances. Fatigue for both teams was apparent toward the end and the result remained.
PAOK move to 26 points with the victory as they take over 5th place. Giannina fall to 6th with the loss (25 points) as they go out of the playoff places for the time being.
by: Giorgos Tsitsonis. Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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