PAOK lost 0-1 in Hungary with MOL Vidi and only a miracle can qualify him in the Champions League phase.
The Greeks gathered only three points in the first four rounds that saved the BATE Borisov field. Otherwise, Răzvan Lucescu's team lost both games with Vidi, but also with Chelsea. The Hungarians have six points and in the next stage they play against modest BATE Borisov, while PAOK goes to Stamford Bridge.
Răzvan Lucescu is a reaction
After the match, Lucescu congratulated his opponents, but also failed, and due to significant absences in his team, three major players were not available for the Hungarian game.
"It is very hard to say what we missed, I had control in both matches, but I defended very good defenses, we were unable to open and create a chance.
Maybe during this time, between two breaks in the championship, I did not even have the freshness we had before. We also had three players unavailable, Maurizio, Andre and Pelkas. There were players who could bring something extra in such a match, where you have very small spaces and where you will encounter a very small defense team.
I have to acknowledge MOL Vidi's merit. Sometimes you run against such rivals, ready to fight until the last shot. I was physically very strong, each winning ball, immediately sent to the front. So they scored and won both matches, " said Răzvan Lucescu at a press conference at the end of the match.
If the first league season in Greece fails well in the European league, PAOK has become the title favorite. He has eight victories and draws in the first nine stages because he has already defeated AEK Athens, Olympiakos and Panathinaikos.