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Warda features as PAOK complete comeback against Spartak Moscow

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’s Greek side PAOK have secured Champions League play-offs after completing a remarkable comeback against Russia’s in the third qualifying round.

PAOK came back from two goals down to beat Spartak Moscow 3-2 in their Champions League third qualifying round, first leg match on Wednesday.

Ivelin Popov gave the hosts the lead only seven minutes into the game. His goal was followed by another one through Quincy Promes who doubled Spartak’s lead after 17 minutes.

However, PAOK set the start to an impressive comeback when Aleksandar Prijovic brought one back for his side at the 29th minute. Nine minutes later, Dimitris Limnios grabbed the equaliser in the 37th minute, before Dimitris Polkas scored the leading goal a minute before half-time break.

The second half went end-to-end between the two teams with Spartak trying to make things level, which would have granted them qualification, but their attempts were unsuccessful. Egypt international Amr Warda made his entrance in the game at the 73rd minute.

PAOK are now awaiting the second leg deciding encounter in Moscow against Spartak with their one-goal lead, hoping to attain a positive result to reach Champions League group stages.

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