PAOK complete smash and grab raid on Panaitolikos

PAOK complete smash and grab raid on Panaitolikos


Panetolikos 0 - 1 PAOK

Prijovic (P) 87'

PAOK made it seven wins in a row on Sunday after escaping from Agrinio with a narrow 1-0 win over Panaitolikos in a tightly-contested matchday 19 clash.

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Razvan Lucescu’s side were far from at their swashbuckling best, but the Salonica title contenders managed to take all three points thanks to a late penalty which was converted by Aleksandar Prijovic.

The Serbian striker slotted home from 12 yards past Dimitris Kyriakidis after PAOK’s cape Verde defender Fernando Varela had been impeded by Panaitolikos’ Albanian defender Enea Mihaj.

That goal was one of very few highlights in an overall scrappy affair which had looked to be heading for a goalless stalemate until the late drama.

Panaitolikos, now under the guidance of Greece legend Traianos Dellas, are a much tougher prospect than they were earlier in the season, and the men from Agrinio were well organised against PAOK, who have not conceded a league goal since a 2-2 draw with Panionios on November 26.

by Graham Wood
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