THE PAOK started his duties in the league in the ideal way, making 2/2 against Panaitolikos and Atromitos, and now turns his gaze to the upcoming derby with Marsin “Kleanthis Vikelidis”.
Besides goals and assists, the first things one looks at in a team’s victories, there are also the “unseen heroes”, let us be allowed the expression here. One such person is Thiago Dandaswith the Portuguese recording impressive numbers in PAOK’s first two games in the league.
The young midfielder counted 126 accurate passes, out of the 132 he attempted in the game against Panaitolikos. Also important, the fact that 89 of these passes were made in the attacking half of PAOK, starting the attacks of his team Razvan Lucescu. In the defensive part, Dandas made 8 ball recoveries.
In the game against Atromitos, he definitely moved in shallower waters, in a game however where the opponent tried throughout to produce football. The Portuguese recorded 53 successful passes out of a total of 55 he attempted. 24 of those came in his attacking half Two-headed. In terms of rebounds, Dadas finished the game with 5.
In any case, it was about significant numbers in the axis of PAOK, which helped in the circulation of the ball, but also in the organization of the attacks, against teams that gave space to Lucescu’s players, as expected in Toumba.