Kurtic puts PAOK ahead in tie with Ghent

Kurtic puts PAOK ahead in tie with Ghent

PAOK has taken a narrow advantage in its clash with Belgian side Ghent for the Europa Conference League with a 1-0 win in Thessaloniki on Thursday.

Greece’s sole representative left in Europe this season managed both to have a clean sheet and find a winning goal toward the end, and will now need to make sure it does not lose a week later in Belgium.

PAOK largely played a waiting game, as it sought the right moment to strike at the Belgian goal.

Just before the hour mark at Toumba PAOK got that opportunity through a Jasmin Kurtic free-kick, and the league’s top scorer found the back of the net with a marvelous kick.

The round of 16 tie will be settled next Thursday in Belgium, but PAOK will be deprived of Kurtic and Andrija Zivkovic due to their bookings.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.