-- Ganitssanis Punishes his “Old” Team...Lamia, AEK, PAOK Through --
GREEK SOCCER CUP - GROUP STAGE (MATCHDAY 3)
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|14-Dec-16||Lamia||0 - 0||AEK|
|14-Dec-16||Trikala||1 - 0||Larissa|
|14-Dec-16||Panelefsiniakos||0 - 7||PAOK|
Trikala upset Larissa in dramatic fashion to book their place in the last 32 of the Greek Cup while AEK and Lamia’s goalless draw sent both teams through to the next round. PAOK finished first in Group A after thrashing Panelefsiniakos 0-7.
Trikala pulled off the surprise result of the day as they defeated Larissa 1-0 and earned a ticket to the next round of the competition. The only goal of the game came in the final minute of play with Georgios Gannitsanis. The 22-year old is currently under contract with Larissa, but was loaned out to Trikala over the summer to get more playing time. However, as fate would have it, he punished his “former” team, eliminating them from this year’s Greek Cup. Despite earning all three points, a draw for Trikala would have also secured their place in the next round as they finished with seven points from three matches while Larissa claimed third place with three points. PAOK finished first with seven points and a better goal differential over Trikala.
AEK and Lamia went hand in hand to the next round of the Greek Cup after the two teams played to a goalless draw. The point put each team on 5-points as AEK claimed first and Lamia claimed second place in Group F (AEK had a better goal differential). Despite finishing first in the group, AEK will not be happy after today’s performance. The Kitrinomavri ended the second half without a shot on target as they drew a team from the Football League for the second consecutive time in group play. Kerkyra, who thrashed Anagennisi Karditsa 0-6, was left out with four points. Highlights can be found here...
PAOK showed no mercy against the Football League’s bottom of the table side, Panelefsiniakos, thrashing them 0-7 in Elefsina. ALL seven goals came in the second half with Athanasiadis providing the breakthrough in the 48th minute. Pereyra, Shakhov, Mystakidis, and Koulouris followed with goals before Pelkas added two more to give PAOK the 0-7 victory. The win put PAOK on seven points, tied with Trikala, as they claimed first place in the group thanks to their outstanding goal differential. Highlights can be found here...