PAOK has a great opportunity in the match against Aberdeen to make the 4X4, secure the second place in the group and aim now only to maintain the lead in the two remaining games
After the absolute in the first round of its group in the Conference League, PAOK has a chance, winning today (9/11, 19:45, COSMOTE SPORT 3HD, LIVE SPORT24) Aberdeen in Tuba to mathematically secure his qualification to the intermediate knockout phase.
Of course, depending on what Eintracht Frankfurt will do in Helsinki, it is possible that they will gain a big lead for the last 16 of the competition, if the Germans stumble.
Whatever the victory today, which will be the 4ththe consecutively in the group and 7the European in the series, is of enormous importance to the Two-Headed.
It is therefore important for Razvan Lucescu that he has no problems and can choose the best possible line-up.
Lucescu’s plans for the eleven
Changes will be made again, as the PAOK coach said yesterday he has not forgotten how his team started its European adventure in the middle of the summer and where his team is today, with his options having increased a lot.
At home, however, there is no issue with the presence of Dominik Kotarski not being questioned under any circumstances.
In defense, Trost Econk will return to the stoppers, duo with Koulierakis and probably Vieirinia on the right end of the defense with Rahman Baba starting on the left.
In the midfield, the duo of Europe Tsigaras – Schwab will logically return to action with the PAOK coach not in the mood to spoil the pairings that have been created in the midfielders and keep Meite on the bench, who was suspended in Scotland, but also the Ozdoev who “rises” constantly.
At the top of the attack will remain the great protagonist of the derby with Olympiakos, Brandon Thomas, and behind him will start Despodov, Konstantelias, who in the first game turned the Scots’ defense up and down, and Tyson, who seems not to be affected by the consecutive games .
Of course, no one can take out of the equation Andrija Zivkovic, the top scorer of this year’s PAOK, who always has a chance to get a starting shirt.
PAOK must have learned from the agony of the first game against Aberdeen in Scotland which they won with an epic 2-0 upset and Schwab scoring from the penalty spot in stoppage time.
So he needs to be very focused in his blocking function, attentive to the Scots’ quick transitions in attack and substantial in his own attacking function.
They are certainly a better team than Aberdeen, as their manager Barry Robson admitted, but they will need to be just as combative on the pitch to celebrate another European victory.