PAOK and Benfica face each other for the fourth time in Salonica in the UEFA competitions. The eagles won the three previous clashes.
Before the match of the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15 at 7 pm, the Official Website recalls Benfica's three triumphs in Greece...
Benfica's last visit to the Toumba Stadium was on August 29, 2018, in the Champions League play-off.
How Benfica played: Odysseas; André Almeida, Rúben Dias, Jardel, Grimaldo; Fejsa, Gedson, Pizzi (Zivkovic, 76'), Salvio (Alfa Semedo, 63'); Cervi e Seferovic (João Félix, 85'). Goals from Benfica: Jardel (20'), Salvio (26' pk and 49' pk) and Pizzi (39').
A few years before, in 2013/14, in the Europa League, Benfica and PAOK lock horns in the Round of 32 on February 20, 2014.
How Benfica played: Artur; Maxi Pereira, Luisão, Jardel, Sílvio; Rúben Amorim, Enzo Pérez (Fejsa, 64'), André Gomes (Markovic, 66'), Djuricic; Sulejmani (Salvio, 75') and Lima. Goal scorer: Lima (59').
Benfica's first official visit to PAOK's home ground was in 1999, on October 21. It was in the 2nd leg of the 2nd round of the UEFA Cup.
How Benfica played: Enke; Okunowo (Bruno Basto, 46'), Paulo Madeira, Ronaldo, Sérgio Nunes; Calado, Maniche, Kandaurov, Poborsky (Andrade, 46'); João Vieira Pinto (Chano, 64') and Nuno Gomes. Goal scorers: Nuno Gomes (67') and Ronaldo (89').
Text: Marco Rebelo
Photos: Archive / SL Benfica