Europa League: PAOK Salonika 2-1 Shamrock Rovers

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Ken Oman attempts to halt the progress of Vierinha

Shamrock Rovers remain without a point in Europa League Group A after losing to Greek side PAOK Salonika.

Costin Lazar put the home side in front with a right-foot shot from 30 yards in the 12th minute after a poor defensive clearance by the Irish part-timers.

Rovers earned the equaliser their plucky performance deserved when Karl Sheppard headed home from a Billy Dennehy free-kick on 48 minutes.

Vierinha scored the winner with a right-foot strike after 63 minutes.

The Portuguese player fired in from outside the penalty area.

Vierinha had gone close before half-time but his free-kick was saved by Rovers goalkeeper Ryan Thompson.

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