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Last season`s eighth-finisher flew early in the Champions League9-09-2018
PAOK defeated 3-0 as guest Basel and continued in the third Preliminary Round of the Champions League. Razvan Lucescu`s team played a very strong match at Sankt Jakob Park and gave no chance to the Swiss who overcame the group stage of the tournament last season. In the first match, PAOK beat 2:1, but today was even more convincing. The match evolved in the best possible way for PAOK. In the 7th minute Fernando Varela opened the lead after being left uncovered by a corner from a corner and shot Jonas Omlin close. By the time Basel had the initiative but missed several good situations at the door of the Greeks.
In the 52nd minute Aleksandar Priyovic was missed by the hosts, and Olimin transferred Omin. This was the breakthrough in the game because Basel needed 4 clear goals to continue. The Swiss did not score one, and in the 60th minute PAOK made its classical victory after Omar El Kaduri hit. Basel`s disappointment is immense, because last season the team played in the direct eliminations of the Champions League, and now will be at the best in the League of Europe. In the next round, PAOK`s rival will be Spartak (Moscow).
Champions League, Second Preliminary Round:
BAZEL - PAOK 0:3
0:1 F. Varela (7)
0:2 A. Priyovic (52)
El Cadouri (60)
! PAOK is ranked with a total score of 5:1
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