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Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adelino Vieirinha from the right by-line, Leandro Cufre manages to make a clearance.
Lucio Filomeno takes a shot. Save by Ivan Kelava.
Giorgos Fotakis leaves the field to be replaced by Sotirios Balafas.
Tomislav Barbaric takes a shot. Save by Kostas Chalkias.
Ivan Tomecak takes a outswinging corner to the near post. The ball is sent over by Miroslav Slepicka, Perez Pablo Garcia gets a block in.
Fatos Beciraj produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Ivan Tomecak takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Miroslaw Sznaucner manages to make a clearance.
Miroslaw Sznaucner challenges Tomislav Barbaric unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tomislav Barbaric restarts play with the free kick.
Jorge Sammir challenges Victor Vitolo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adelino Vieirinha takes the free kick.
Anis Boussaidi concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomislav Barbaric. Lucio Filomeno replaces Stefanos Athanasiadis. Tomislav Barbaric takes the free kick.
Anis Boussaidi challenges Jorge Sammir unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lucio Filomeno is brought on as a substitute for Stefanos Athanasiadis. Direct free kick taken by Tomislav Barbaric. Anis Boussaidi goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Fatos Beciraj produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Leandro Cufre by Nabil El Zhar results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tomislav Barbaric.
Bruno Cirillo challenges Miroslav Slepicka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jorge Sammir takes the direct free kick.
Long range effort by Ivan Tomecak goes harmlessly over the bar.
Fatos Beciraj concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Vitolo. Perez Pablo Garcia restarts play with the free kick. Andrej Kramaric joins the action as a substitute, replacing Oeliton Etto.
Foul by Pablo Contreras on Milan Badelj, free kick awarded. Fatos Beciraj produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Corner taken by Ivan Tomecak from the left by-line played to the near post, Perez Pablo Garcia makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Anis Boussaidi by Ivan Tomecak results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anis Boussaidi.
Shot by Nabil El Zhar from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Arijan Ademi goes off and Miroslav Slepicka comes on. Nabil El Zhar is brought on as a substitute for Dimitris Salpingidis.
Fatos Beciraj is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Caution for Fatos Beciraj. Kostas Chalkias takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Jorge Sammir misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Adelino Vieirinha on Ante Rukavina, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Jorge Sammir, Kostas Chalkias makes a save.
Dimitris Salpingidis gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 PAOK Salonika.Assist on the goal came from Stefanos Athanasiadis.
Ante Rukavina joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adrian Calello.
Giorgos Fotakis fouled by Fatos Beciraj, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anis Boussaidi.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Perez Pablo Garcia, clearance by Tomislav Barbaric.
Perez Pablo Garcia fouled by Milan Badelj, the ref awards a free kick. The referee books Milan Badelj for unsporting behaviour. Bruno Cirillo restarts play with the free kick. Stefanos Athanasiadis takes a shot. Save by Ivan Kelava. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adelino Vieirinha, Leandro Cufre makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Adelino Vieirinha. Leandro Cufre restarts play with the free kick.
Bruno Cirillo challenges Milan Badelj unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jorge Sammir takes the direct free kick.
Miroslaw Sznaucner challenges Milan Badelj unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jorge Sammir restarts play with the free kick. Shot from just outside the box by Fatos Beciraj misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bruno Cirillo on Fatos Beciraj. Jorge Sammir produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Leandro Cufre, Kostas Chalkias makes a save.
Oeliton Etto sends in a cross, clearance by Perez Pablo Garcia.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bruno Cirillo by Fatos Beciraj. Free kick taken by Bruno Cirillo.
Foul by Perez Pablo Garcia on Milan Badelj, free kick awarded. The referee shows Perez Pablo Garcia a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Leandro Cufre restarts play with the free kick. Jorge Sammir produces a cross, Kostas Chalkias makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jorge Sammir from the right by-line, Ivan Tomecak produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bruno Cirillo on Leandro Cufre. Ivan Tomecak restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Tomislav Barbaric, Effort on goal by Fatos Beciraj from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal. Corner taken by Jorge Sammir, Tomislav Barbaric takes a shot. Pablo Contreras gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Leandro Cufre, save made by Kostas Chalkias. Effort on goal by Ivan Tomecak from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Milan Badelj by Miroslaw Sznaucner. Jorge Sammir crosses the ball in from the free kick, Victor Vitolo manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Dimitris Salpingidis.
Milan Badelj takes a shot. Save by Kostas Chalkias.
The referee penalises Jorge Sammir for handball. Free kick taken by Perez Pablo Garcia.
Arijan Ademi fouled by Stefanos Athanasiadis, the ref awards a free kick. Milan Badelj takes the direct free kick.
Arijan Ademi takes a shot. Save made by Kostas Chalkias.
Jorge Sammir fouled by Bruno Cirillo, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Oeliton Etto.
Jorge Sammir fouled by Miroslaw Sznaucner, the ref awards a free kick. Arijan Ademi takes the free kick. Oeliton Etto has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Milan Badelj challenges Victor Vitolo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Perez Pablo Garcia. Stefanos Athanasiadis takes a shot. Save made by Kostas Chalkias. Corner taken by Adelino Vieirinha from the left by-line, Tomislav Barbaric makes a clearance.
Fatos Beciraj has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
The match begins.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The second half kicks off.
The match has reached full-time.
Salonika eyeing qualification
PAOK Salonika go on the road in search of the point they need to qualify for the Europa League last 32 with striker Dimitris Salpingidis insisting home form will ultimately dictate how far they can go in the competition.
The Greek side arguably hold the upper hand ahead of the match against Dinamo Zagreb at the Maksimir Stadium, with the hosts needing to win to go through.
Spanish side Villarreal lead the group by a point from PAOK, who won two and drew one of their three home matches in Group D.
Salpingidis, who returned to PAOK in the summer after four years at Panathinaikos, told uefa.com: "We've had some ups and downs.
"We started well and managed to qualify for the Europa League group stage. In the league, results were mediocre at first, but now, after a string of victories, we have climbed the standings.
"We have a good strong team and are very competitive at home. That's why we have a very good chance of progressing to the knockout stages in Europe.
"But it's simple really. If a team are good, if the players are good and if they are able to perform to the best of their abilities, then they can achieve something worthwhile in European competition."
PAOK have won back-to-back games in the Greek Super League and sit third in the table, 10 points behind leaders Olympiacos.
Defender Stelios Malezas trained on Monday but was not included in the squad for the trip to the Croatian capital by caretaker boss Ioakim Havos, while Bosnian forward Zlatan Muslimovic and Serbian Vladimir Ivic are also unavailable
Dinamo lead the Croatian league by five points and are well rested, having not played since a 3-1 domestic cup win over Osijek on December 9.
Dinamo great Slaven Zambata told dalje.hr: "We need to finally go through, we simply have to. PAOK should not be underestimated - they will be better at the Maksimir Stadium than they were in the first meeting [PAOK won 1-0 on September 30].
"I am a moderately optimistic ahead of the PAOK game. The players will surely be motivated and will play to the very end.
"European games are a special motivation. Players must demonstrate a strong desire, regardless of any problems, so it was in my time."
Salpingidis sends Salonika through
Dimitris Salpingidis' second-half goal sent PAOK Salonika through to the Europa League knockout stage with victory away to Dinamo Zagreb this evening.
The visitors, who started the evening a point ahead of their opponents and knowing a draw would send them through, weathered a first-half onslaught from the Croatian side before Salpingidis gave them a shock lead shortly after the break.
That left Dinamo needing to score twice to progress, but PAOK stood firm to go qualify from Group D in second place behind Villarreal.
Dinamo came flying out of the blocks as they looked to establish an early lead.
Fatos Beciraj fired wide and Milan Badelj brought a save from PAOK goalkeeper Kostas Chalkias with an 18-yard effort.
Chalkias, it seemed, was going to be in for a busy night and he flapped at a cross from Leandro Cufre before Ivan Tomecak guided the follow-up over the top from 15 yards with the keeper stranded.
It was one-way traffic and just before the half hour mark Dinamo carved out another opening.
Jorge Sammir's outswinging corner from the right dropped to Tomislav Barbaric, who stretched to divert the ball towards goal from the six yard line but his effort was blocked on the line by defender Pablo Contreras.
Sammir chanced his arm himself four minutes before the break, but his free-kick came back off the post as PAOK went into the interval on level terms.
The Greeks looked more adventurous at the start of the second half as Stefanos Athanasiadis' long-range effort was tipped round the post by keeper Ivan Kelava.
But the goal which put them ahead in the 59th minute still came out of the blue.
Athanasiadis' through-ball slipped Salpingidis in the inside left position and he fired left-footed low inside the near post from the edge of the area, with Kelava seemingly not set for the shot.
Dinamo applied plenty of pressure as they tried to find a way back into the game, but as the clock ticked down their attacks became increasingly desperate and PAOK kept them at bay with ease.
The Greeks even had a chance to finish with a flourish in stoppage time when Lucio Filomeno got free down the left but, with a team-mate waiting at the far post, he went for goal himself and Kelava turned his shot away.
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