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PSV play friendly against PAOK in Greece (PSV.nl)

3 mei 2008 - Source: PSV.nl

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PSV take on PAOK Saloniki in Greece in a friendly on Saturday night. The game at the Toumba Stadium in Thessalonica kicks off at 20:00 local time. The squad returns to Eindhoven on Monday. PSV met their Greek opponents twice before in European competitions. They earned a double victory (3-0 and 0-1) over PAOK in 2000, when they reached the fourth round of the UEFA Cup tournament. One year later, PSV slipped to a 3-2 defeat in the first leg, but cancelled out the deficit in the return leg in Eindhoven, when they cruised to a 4-1 victory.
The Portuguese coach Fernando Santos, who was head coach at Benfica, Sporting, FC Porto and AEK Athens before he took charge at PAOK, is likely to include the Dutch midfielder Ruud Knol and the Australian Glen Salmon in his starting line-up. Knol spent seven seasons with Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse. He made 106 Eredivisie appearances and scored eight goals. Glen Salmon had spells in Holland with, among other clubs, NAC Breda and FC Groningen. He made a move to PAOK from NAC Breda last season. PSV captain Timmy Simons, Ismail Aissati, Danny Koevermans, Danko Lazovic and Dirk Marcellis, and youngsters Rens van Eijden and Género Zeefuik, among other players, will make the trip to Greece.