PAOK destroys FC Basel and waits for Spartak Moscow on the next round

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PAOK had a very dominant win this evening, beating Basel 3-0. The Greek side was traveling to Switzerland with a short advantage after the 2-1 win at home but on the 7th minute a Petkas corner found the Cape Verdean Fernando Varela who opened the score.

After that the game went on a very typical way, with Basel pushing with everything but giving space for the counters. And was from one of those moves that Prijovic scored the second in the beginning of the second half and killed the game. 6 minutes later El Kaddouri with a nice shot from outside the box scored the 3rd. PAOK will now face Spartak Moscow in the next round.

On the other games the only surprise was the elimination of Ludogorets in the hands of the Hungarian side MOL Vidi. After the 0-0 of the first hand, a Hadzic goal was enough to seal the qualifying for the next round. Maybe the name MOL Vidi does not tell you a lot as this club was until recently known as Videoton. Their main sponsor is the Hungarian oil and gas multinational MOL, so for this reason they had to change their name.

 

Completed this round we now know the 10 games of the third qualifying round of the Champions League:

Celtic (SCO) v AEK Athens (GRE)
Salzburg (AUT) v Shkëndija (MKD)
Crvena zvezda (SRB) v Spartak Trnava (SVK)
Qarabağ (AZE) v BATE Borisov (BLR)
Astana (KAZ) v Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Malmö (SWE) v Vidi (HUN)

Standard Liège (BEL) v Ajax (NED)
Benfica (POR) v Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Slavia Praha (CZE) v Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
PAOK (GRE) v Spartak Moskva (RUS)