PAOK has bumped up to the top of its Europa Conference League group standings after taking down Copenhagen on Thursday 2-1.
With seven points from three games, the match has put them one point ahead of Copenhagen.
PAOK took advantage of the holes in Copenhagen’s defense to take home the win in Denmark.
Copenhagen goalkeeper Kamil Grabara received a red card in the ninth minute, giving PAOK an early advantage. From there the Greek team took charge, with Sidcley scoring the team’s first goal in the 19th minute before Andrija Zivkovic doubled PAOK’s lead in the 38th. Pep Biel was only able to sooth the burn for his Danish team ever so slightly, pulling out a goal late in the second half.
PAOK have become the favorite to win the group, with two of its last three games to be played at home.
Two hours after PAOK’s victory Olympiacos took to the field to take on Eintracht Frankfurt but were unsuccessful. The Reds’ defense faltered greatly, leaving too many gaps giving the Germans a 3-1 win.
Eintracht’s Rafael Borré kicked off the goal scoring in the 26th minute with a penalty, giving the hosts the the lead, but star goal scorer Youssef El-Arabi responded for Olympiacos just four minutes later to equalise the score. Daichi Kamada scored Eintracht’s final goal in the 59th minute.
The Greek champion has dropped to second place in its group standings, with six points from three games.
AC Omonia mirrored Olympiacos’ result, also losing 3-1 to FC Basel in Switzerland.
Basel’s Liam Millar set the tone for the Swiss team, scoring the first goal of the match 19 minutes in, before Jordi Gómez gave the Cypriot’s their only goal with a penalty in the 26th.
The first half ended with one more goal for Basel in the 40th minute.
Edon Zhegrova topped off the host’s goals, scoring in the 88th minute.
In two weeks’ time the Greek and Cypriot teams will host the other teams for the reverse fixtures.