Champions League - Qualifying Play-off - 2nd Leg
PAOK Salonika1Benfica4

Benfica reach Champions League group stage

Eduardo Salvio scored for Benfica
Benfica were drawn against Manchester United in last season's Champions League group stages

Eduardo Salvio scored twice, including a penalty, as Benfica beat PAOK 5-2 on aggregate to make it through to Thursday's Champions League draw.

The teams were tied 1-1 after the first leg in Greece and Aleksandar Prijovic put the visitors ahead on the night.

But goals from Jardel, two from Salvio and Pizzi put Benfica in control, with PAOK having Leo Matos sent off.

Benfica's victory means they take a spot in pot two ahead of last season's runners-up Liverpool.

Dutch champions and 1988 European Cup winners PSV Eindhoven safely made it through to the group stages with a 6-2 aggregate win over BATE Borisov.

Mark van Bommel's side won the second leg 3-0 courtesy of goals from Steven Bergwijn, Luuk de Jong and Mexico international Hirving Lozano and will be in pot three.

Red Star Belgrade, who lifted the European Cup in 1991, took their place in pot four by coming from 2-0 behind to draw 2-2 against Salzburg and making through on away goals.

Munas Dabbur struck twice for the Austrian champions, but two goals in two minutes from El Fardou Ben Nabouhane and Milos Degenek was enough for Red Star.

Line-ups

PAOK Salonika

  • 31Paschalakis
  • 3de Matos CruzBooked at 76mins
  • 5dos Santos VarelaBooked at 49mins
  • 15Crespo
  • 20Vieira de Freitas
  • 8da Silveira JúniorBooked at 33mins
  • 87Cañas Ruiz-HerreraSubstituted forShakhovat 64'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 18LimniosSubstituted forWardaat 45'minutes
  • 10PelkasBooked at 75mins
  • 7El KaddouriSubstituted forAkpomat 76'minutes
  • 9Prijovic

Substitutes

  • 1Rey
  • 28Shakhov
  • 34Khacheridi
  • 47Akpom
  • 70Kitsiou
  • 74Warda
  • 98Rodrigues Lima

Benfica

  • 99Vlachodimos
  • 34Magalhães de AlmeidaBooked at 1mins
  • 6Rúben Dias
  • 33Nivaldo VieiraBooked at 34mins
  • 3Grimaldo
  • 83Carvalho Fernandes
  • 5Fejsa
  • 21Afonso FernandesSubstituted forZivkovicat 76'minutes
  • 18SalvioSubstituted forSemedoat 63'minutes
  • 14SeferovicSubstituted forSequeiraat 85'minutes
  • 11Cervi

Substitutes

  • 1Svilar
  • 2Conti
  • 16Semedo
  • 17Zivkovic
  • 19Ferreyra
  • 27Ferreira Silva
  • 79Sequeira
Referee:
Dr. Felix Brych
Attendance:
26,725

Match Stats

Home TeamPAOK SalonikaAway TeamBenfica
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, PAOK Salonika 1, Benfica 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, PAOK Salonika 1, Benfica 4.

Corner, PAOK Salonika. Conceded by Odisseas Vlachodimos.

Attempt saved. Evgen Shakhov (PAOK Salonika) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Amr Warda with a cross.

Corner, PAOK Salonika. Conceded by Odisseas Vlachodimos.

Attempt saved. Dimitrios Pelkas (PAOK Salonika) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Evgen Shakhov.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. João Félix replaces Haris Seferovic.

Booking

Evgen Shakhov (PAOK Salonika) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Evgen Shakhov (PAOK Salonika).

Gedson Fernandes (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Amr Warda (PAOK Salonika) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alfa Semedo (Benfica).

Chuba Akpom (PAOK Salonika) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Alejandro Grimaldo (Benfica).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Léo Matos (PAOK Salonika) for a bad foul.

Foul by Léo Matos (PAOK Salonika).

Franco Cervi (Benfica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Andrija Zivkovic replaces Pizzi.

Substitution

Substitution, PAOK Salonika. Chuba Akpom replaces Omar El Kaddouri.

Booking

Dimitrios Pelkas (PAOK Salonika) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dimitrios Pelkas (PAOK Salonika).

Alejandro Grimaldo (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Vieirinha (PAOK Salonika) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by André Almeida (Benfica).

Attempt saved. Haris Seferovic (Benfica) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alfa Semedo with a headed pass.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Odisseas Vlachodimos (Benfica) because of an injury.

Foul by Léo Matos (PAOK Salonika).

Gedson Fernandes (Benfica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Dimitrios Pelkas (PAOK Salonika) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Amr Warda.

Mauricio (PAOK Salonika) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lubomir Fejsa (Benfica).

Foul by Amr Warda (PAOK Salonika).

André Almeida (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Dimitrios Pelkas (PAOK Salonika) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Amr Warda.

Substitution

Substitution, PAOK Salonika. Evgen Shakhov replaces José Cañas.

Substitution

Substitution, Benfica. Alfa Semedo replaces Eduardo Salvio.

José Cañas (PAOK Salonika) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gedson Fernandes (Benfica).

Attempt saved. Léo Matos (PAOK Salonika) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mauricio.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man Utd6501123915
2FC Basel6402115612
3CSKA Moscow6303810-29
4Benfica6006114-130

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG65012542115
2Bayern Munich6501136715
3Celtic6105518-133
4Anderlecht6105217-153

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Roma632196311
2Chelsea6321168811
3Atl Madrid61415417
4FK Qarabag6024214-122

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona642091814
2Juventus632175211
3Sporting621389-17
4Olympiakos6015413-91

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool63302361712
2Sevilla6231121209
3Spartak Moscow6132913-46
4NK Maribor6033316-133

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City6501145915
2Shakhtar Donetsk640299012
3Napoli6204111106
4Feyenoord6105514-93

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas6420115614
2FC Porto63121510510
3RB Leipzig62131011-17
4Monaco6024616-102

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tottenham65101541116
2Real Madrid64111771013
3B Dortmund6024713-62
4Apoel Nicosia6024217-152
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