PAOK Thessaloniki, coached by Abel Ferreira, Benfica’s executioner in the 3rd qualifying round, was eliminated from the play-off to access the Champions League group stage. After a 1-2 defeat in Russia against Krasnodar, the Greek team was, at home, defeated again by the same result.
An own goal by Michailidis (73 ‘) gave the Russian side an advantage in the second half, PAOK still had a glimmer of hope with the goal from El Kaddouri (77’) but, in the next play, Remy Cabella decided and gave the triumph over Krasnodar.
In Denmark, after a 0-0 draw in the Czech Republic, Midtjylland beat Slavia Prague 4-1 and are also in the group stage of the millionaire league.
Finally, in Austria, Salzburg confirmed favoritism against Maccabi Tel Aviv and won 3-1, confirming the advantage (2-1) brought from Israel.