PAOK lost 0-1 in Hungary with MOL Vidi and only a miracle can be qualified for this in the Champions League phase.
The Greeks picked up only three points in the first four rounds, prevailing in the field of BATE Borisov. Otherwise, Răzvan Lucescu's team lost both games with Vidi, but also with Chelsea. The Hungarians have six points and in the next phase they play against modest BATE Borisov, while PAOK goes to Stamford Bridge.
The reaction of Răzvan Lucescu
After the match, Lucescu congratulated his opponents, but also failed and due to the important lack in his team, three major players were not available for the Hungarian game.
"It is very difficult to say what we lost. I had control in both games, but they faced a very good defense. We could not open and create possibilities.
Perhaps during this time, between the two jumps of the championship, I did not even have the freshness we had before. We did not even have three players, Maurizio, Andre and Pelkas. There were players who could bring something extra in that game, where he has very small spaces and where there is a very low defense team.
I have to acknowledge the merits of MOL Vidi. Sometimes you run with such opponents, ready to fight until the last blow. He faced a very strong team from the physical point of view, each ball they were winning, immediately sent him to the front. So they scored and won both games " said Răzvan Lucescu at the press conference at the end of the meeting.
If it is not right in the Europa League in the first league in Greece, PAOK has become the favorite of the title. He has eight victories and a tie in the first nine stages, as he has already defeated AEK Athens, Olympiakos and Panathinaikos.