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PAOK 3-2: Defeat “The Bell” against Beitar

PAOK 3-2: Defeat “The Bell” against Beitar

PAOK ended the initial phase of their preparation with a 3-2 friendly defeat against Westerlo in a double-header. They showed some good attacking elements but also made several errors in their defense that were forbidden in matches against Beitar.

PAOK lost their last friendly match against Westerlo 3-2 and for Lucescu’s team, the “bell” rang before the matches against Beitar because fouls committed during the match are prohibited in matches against the Israelis.

Lucescu’s side had an excuse that they had another friendly match on Saturday against Taavon and there were players like Zivkovic, Koulierakis and Nasberg who didn’t play a minute but again against a team that wasn’t as good as Thessaloniki showed. Some good players offensively but defensively made one mistake after another and seemed to lack pace.

In fact, it was PAOK who opened the scoring in the fourth minute of the match when Rafa Soares shot the parallel ball from the left and Nary pushed the ball into the goal.

Ten minutes later, the Westerlo players counterattacked and Matsuo ran several yards before volleying into Kotarski’s right corner to make it 1-1. In the next minute, Konstantalias lost the ball in the midfield, the players of Westerlo went on a counterattack and Yu sent the ball into the left side of Kotarski’s goal with a magnificent shot with two goals to one.

PAOK managed to equalize the match in the 17th minute, when Nari came out from the right and made a parallel ball, and Gillicks tried to chase the ball, but he sent it to Brandon and it entered the net with a score of 2-2.

Lucescu’s team continued to weaken defensively and the home team scored the first goal in the 26th minute, but the goal was ruled out for offside, while in the 36th minute Fixeles shot from inside the area where Kotarski found the ball slightly, then found the ball on the crossbar. And I went out. Kotarski said no, and in the 39th minute, Matsu, who came out with four goals, took a penalty kick and the Croatian goalkeeper hit it with his foot.

PAOK could take the lead at the end of the first half. In the 40th minute, Panagiotis Tzimas was knocked down by Gillickens, while in the 43rd minute, Schwab struck the knockout and Westerlo’s goalkeeper again headed for a corner kick.

The second part did not have the same image and did not have any stages compared to the first part, as the two teams were limited to strong duels. After 60 minutes there were changes by the coaches and this affected the pace of the match.

Westerlo managed to score the third goal in the 64th minute when Yordanov made a good movement from the right and passed to Dacci, who fired from outside the area to defeat Kotarski for the third time.

In the last quarter, Vieirinia and Gordeziani also played penalties without changing PAOK’s picture. Only one chance was given until the end of the match with Constantlias in the area unable to pinch the ball to send it into the net.

WesterloGilkins, Fixlis, Bosse, Madsen, Gomuskaia, Yu, Dachi, Tagir, Jordanov, Neustander, Matsu (Castro 83).

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PAOK: Kotarski, Keziora (63′ Lyratzis), Ekong, Michaelidis, Rafa Soares (75′ Vieirinia), Tsigaras, Schwab, Constantelias, Narey (63′ Andre Ricardo), Brandon (77′ Gordonziani), P. Tzimas (63′ Canis ) ).