What an incredible victory for Bohs!
Coote's double seals a famous night for Keith Long's side.
They take a one goal advatage to Greece, for Thursday's weeks second leg.
A sign of how exceptional this team is, is that they will feel they should be taking a bigger advantage to Greece, after missing a few chances this evening.
However, "Yes Sir i can boogie" is blaring over the speakers, and its party time for the Dublin 7 team and its supporters tonight.
Doing the League of Ireland very very proud indeed.
Thats all from me from the Aviva Stadium for tonight.
Keep an eye out for a match report to follow.
Thanks for reading!
Bohs have the ball exactly where they want it, in the POAK corner.
60 secs to go!
Another massive save from James Talbot!!
Finnerty could have given away a penalty just before, but the referee waved play on.
4 minutes added time
Andy Lyons wins a free kick deep insid ehis own half, exactly what Bohs want as they attempt to wind down the clock.
Decent chance for Levingston, who's volley is easily gathered by Paschalakis
Yellow card for POAK manager Razvan Lucescu
Tzolis sends his effort high over the bar, as the South stand belts out The Auld Triangle.
Bohs sitting back here and trying to see the game out.
The 8000 here tonight are urging them over the line, in what would be a famous win, albiet a famous "first leg" win!
Bohs concede their first goal in 257 minutes at the Aviva.
A routine cross in found Oliviera who headed in from close range.
Fifteen to go here at the Aviva!
Bohs are holding out brilliantly, limiting POAK to very few chances.
Chance for PAOK, but the effot is well wide, much to Talbot's relief
Three changes for the visitors, none from Bohs so far. 25 to go.
After a period of PAOK pressure, Bohs break on the counter, but the cross to Kelly is denied.
Talbot makes a excellent save from Oliviera's effort.
My word, what a start to the half for Bohs!
They worked a short corner routine, Coote tried his luck from 30 yards and found the back of the net.
Paschalakis should have done better, but its no more than Bohs deserve!
The fans here can hardly beleive what they are seeing
Coote makes it 2-0!!!
Massive chance for Bohs to double their lead
Breslins free finds Tierney who couldnt convert at the back post
Huge chance for POAK!
Talbot with another fine save, Kagawa almost knocks in the renound but is denied by Kelly and Cornwall.
An early free kick from the hosts
What a fantastic opening 45 from Bohs!
They are full value for their lead, and are really putting it up to the Greek heavyweights.
Hard to pick out induviduals, but Tierney, Kelly and Cornwall have been very impressive.
Far from over though, POAK have misse two big chances, and are dangerous on the counter.
Massive second half ahead!
Big chance for Kagawa, who sends his effort over the bar from 6 yards out.
Rob Cornwall's pressure was vital.
Dawson Devoy with a huge chance to put Bohs 2 ahead.
Coote found Devoy at the edge of the box but sent his effort just wide!
Bohs are finishing this half wiith a flourish!
Tierney runs half the pitch, and puts in a terrific cross but kelly is offside.
5 minutes away from HT.
Even enough in the Aviva since Coote's opener!
Bohs are asking questions of POAK, with Lyons and Breslin adding weight to their attacks.
Talbot saved well again from an effort outside the area.
Bohs with a good chance there, but Burt's effort is over the bar.
POAK starting to fight back, but Kelly and Cornwall are dealing with Kagawa and Oliviera very well.
Fantastic goal from the hosts!
Gergie Kelly's powerful run down the right wing allowed him to square across to Coote, who tapped in from six yards out.
What a start from Bohemians!
First big chance for POAK.
Oliviera is played through, but Ciaran Kelly's challenge is enough to snuff out the danger as Talboy collects.
First chance for Bohs!
Ross Tierney charged down on goal, chose to square it to Kelly, but the pass was played just behind the Donegal man. The shot looked the better option for Tierney.
Ross Tierney's run down the right is snuffed out, but Bohs are enjoying good spells of possession against the Greek giants.
The 8000 in Lansdowne Road tonight are in fine voice!
Bohs are going to need all the support they can get here.
With all their European experience, POAK have started very well.
Bohs starting to settle into the game more, Coote's superb drive down the right wing proved unsuccessful.
The visitors have started brighter, with Talbot called into action early on making a fine save.
The teams are out!
#Starting11 Our starting live up for the game against @bfcdublin at @AVIVAStadium #BOHPAOK #UECL #PreGame #PamePAOKARA @europacnfleague pic.twitter.com/X18CvJmlrX— PAOK FC (@PAOK_FC) August 3, 2021
#Starting11 Our starting live up for the game against @bfcdublin at @AVIVAStadium #BOHPAOK #UECL #PreGame #PamePAOKARA @europacnfleague pic.twitter.com/X18CvJmlrX
???? ???????????????? ??????????????????Keith Long’s side remains unchanged from Thursday night.?? #WeAreBohs #DublinsOriginals pic.twitter.com/Lz1UwdVnNq— Bohemian Football Club (@bfcdublin) August 3, 2021
???? ???????????????? ??????????????????Keith Long’s side remains unchanged from Thursday night.?? #WeAreBohs #DublinsOriginals pic.twitter.com/Lz1UwdVnNq
Both sides also met in the 2019 Uefa Youth League, with Ross Tierney, Dawson Devoy and Andy Lyons all featuring. POAK ran out 2-1 winners on aggregate.
Tonights visitors arrive at Lansdowne road having won the 2021 Greek Cup last May, and also won their third league title in 2019.
POAK met Bohs’ rivals Shamrock Rovers in the 2011/2012 Europa League group stage, defeating Rovers 2-1 in Greece before winning 3-1 at Tallaght stadium a fortnight later.
Some fans may be familiar with their midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who spent two seasons with Manchester United, winning a Premier League title to add to his two Bundesliga’s he won with Borussia Dortmund. The Japanese international is currently six months into his 18-month contract with the Greek club.
Keith Long has named an unchanged XI from last Thursday's 3-0 win over Dudelange.
Keith Buckley captains the side in his 302nd appearence, and partners the in form Ross Tierney and Dawson Devoy in midfield.
Georgie Kelly starts up front, and will be hoping to add to his European tally this evening. Kelly is flanked by Liam Burt and Ali Coote
Hello, Sean O'Connor here and welcome to the Aviva Stadium as Bohemians European journey takes another step this evening.
Bohs host Greek giants PAOK tonight, who have qualified for the Europa League group stages eight times in the past 11 years.
The 8000 in attendence tonight will be hoping for a similar Bohs performance as their last two Aviva outings, where they smashed Stjarnan and Dudelange 3-0, with four goals coming from the in form Georgie Kelly.
Competition: 2021/2022 Europa Conference League Third Qualifying Round
Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 3, 2021