Stoke were denied a winning start to their Europa League Group E campaign by Dynamo Kiev's late equaliser in the 1-1 draw at the Valeriy Lobanovskiy Stadium.

The Ukrainian hosts dominated the first 45 minutes and should have gone ahead midway through when Andriy Yarmolenko blazed wide with the goal at his mercy.

Having weathered the storm, the Potters took the lead 10 minutes into the second half when Cameron Jerome finished from Ryan Shotton's cross, but after Oleksandr Aliev had hit the bar for Dynamo, Ognjen Vukojevic levelled in stoppage time.

An inexperienced Tottenham side came through a nail-biting finish to leave the cauldron of the Toumba Stadium with a hard-fought point in the Group A clash against PAOK Salonika .

Carlo Cudicini was called upon to make three fine saves late on and Vladimir Ivic rattled the Italian's bar in stoppage time amid a white-hot atmosphere in Greece.

Lino missed a re-taken first-half penalty for the hosts while debutant Yago Falque twice went close for Tottenham and Harry Kane might have been awarded an earlier spot-kick after being brought down in the box.

It was a tough night in Group A's other game for Shamrock Rovers as the Irish side lost 3-0 to Rubin Kazan .

Obafemi Martins had opened the scoring at Tallaght Stadium after just three minutes and Christian Noboa made it 2-0 five minutes after the break.

Gokdeniz Karadeniz was the star of the show for the Russians and he capped a fine individual display with a sweetly-struck third on the hour.

Rubin striker Nelson Valdez had earlier seen a first-half penalty saved by Ryan Thompson, and Sergei Ryzhikov matched his feat to keep out Stephen O'Donnell's 64th-minute spot-kick.