Akpom On Target, Esiti In Action As Ajax Hold PAOK In UCL Qualifier

Nigerian-born winger Chuba Akpom was on target as Greek side, PAOK were held to a 2-2 draw at home by last season semi-finalists, Ajax Amsterdam in the UEFA Champions League, third qualifying round, first leg fixture on Tuesday night at the Stadio Toumbas, Thessaloniki, reports Completesports.com.

PAOK went behind in the 10th minute with Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech putting the visitors ahead

Akpom equalised for the hosts in the 32nd minute after he was set up by Dimitris Giannoulis.


The home team took the lead for the first time six minutes before the break courtesy of a fine effort by Leo Matos.

Ajax however equalised in the 59th minute through Klass Jan Huntelaar.

Nigerian midfielder Anderson Esiti was also in action for PAOK for 90 minutes in the game.

The reverse fixture will take place next week Tuesday at the Johan Cryuff Arena, Amsterdam.

By Adeboye Amosu

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