VIDEO: Former Chelsea starlet scores excellent goal in Greek battle

Miroslav Stoch scored his first league goal since October for PAOK Salonika today...

Chelsea have one of the largest youth academies in world football - with players from around the globe hoping to make it big by being a part of the youth system at the club.

One such player was Miroslav Stoch.

The winger played five times for Chelsea in the 2008-09 season but never made the grade - moving on to play for Fenerbahce.

The Slovakian, who won the Puskas Award for the best goal scored in 2012 at the start of the year, joined the Turkish side from Chelsea in 2010..

In the beginning, that is just what he got, but 2012-13 was tougher - Stoch made just 14 appearances for the side.

So this summer they loaned him out to the Greek outfit PAOK Salonika.

And it has been a very promising loan spell.

He has scored five goals in 31 appearances in all competitions - being a regular in the Greek side for most of the campaign.

And today he did what he does best - and scored an absolute worldy.

PAOK took on PAS Giannina this afternoon - and came out on top despite going down to ten men after 32 minutes.

Stoch scored in the 66th minute - losing opponents with his mazy dribbling before hammering a left foot strike beyond Markos Vellidis in the PAS goal.

It would have been an even better feeling grabbing this goal - as it was his first league goal since he bagged one against Panathinaikos in October of last year.

That levelled the game at 1-1 - before a late strike from Lucas Perez won them the tie.

Here are the highlights from the game, including Stoch’s effort.

But a note of appreciation for Albanian midfielder Andi Lila - who opened the scoring with a stunning effort from range.

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