It then emerged that PAOK
, who finished third in the league last season, are paying the ex-Manchester United star a whopping net salary of 2million Euros, which goes some way to explaining why Villa decided against a move.
Thank you so much for the reception, it's unbelievable; I didn't expect something like this, I'm just a simple person who plays football," said Berbatov, who came onto the pitch wearing a PAOK
shirt with the number 10 on it.
Zagreb are marginal favourites to progress to the next stage following a 2-1 first leg win over PAOK
in Croatia, with July 30 and August 6 the qualifying round.
, on the other hand, have drawn both matches against the same opponents giving the Greens a massive edge in the chase for that second Champions League place.
Super Single - Qarabag (23-20, Paddy Power) Top Treble - Sevilla, Bruges, PAOK
(5-2, William Hill)
finished fourth last season in the Greek Premier League, and defeated Europe giants CSKA Moscow only few days ago.
Olympiakos - nick-k named 'anchovies' by opposition fans due to their home ground's location in Athens' Piraeus port - and PAOK
are considered the fiercest rivalry in Greek football and police said a 34-yearold man covered the Olympiakos bench in several kilograms of fish.
UEFA Europa League Round of 32: Dnipro v Spurs, Real Betis v Rubin Kazan, Swansea v Napoli, Juventus v Trabzonspor, Maribor v Sevilla, Viktoria Plzen v Shakhtar Donetsk, Chornomorets v Lyon, Lazio v Ludogorets, Esbjerg v Fiorentina, Ajax v RB Salzburg, Maccabi Tel-Aviv v Basel FC, Porto v Eintracht Frankfurt, Anzhi Makhachkala v Genk, Dynamo Kiev v Valencia, PAOK
v Benfica, Slovan Liberec v AZ.
Clashes erupted between Golden Dawn members and fans of the football club, but police intervened arresting the PAOK
UEFA said its disciplinary committee had fined PAOK
, who have reached the last 32 of the Europa League, 250,000 euros ($319,000), of which 200,000 euros is suspended for a probationary period of three years.
Recent defeats to Rubin Kazan and PAOK
Salonika meant Tottenham were big outsiders to progress from Group A before the match.
Goals from Steven Pienaar, Andros Townsend, Jermain Defoe and Harry Kane gave Tottenham a comprehensive victory over the Irish part-timers, but Rubin Kazan's 1-1 draw at PAOK
Salonika meant the favourites for Group A crashed out.