PAOK leave Spurs on the brink

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Tottenham were left with a very slim chance of making the second round of the Europa League after they were beaten 2-1 by 10-man PAOK Salonika on a controversial night at White Hart Lane.

Sloppy marking from Sebastien Bassong allowed Dimitris Salpingidis and Stefanos Athanasiadis to give the Greeks a 2-0 lead after 13 minutes but Spurs pulled one back with a Luka Modric penalty after Konstantinos Stafylidis was dismissed for handball on the line.

Tottenham thought they had equalised through Jermain Defoe in the second half, but referee Bas Nijhuis controversially disallowed the striker's goal for a foul on Pablo Contreras.

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