The 16 teams in the Greek Cup knockout stages

The 16 teams in the Greek Cup knockout stages

The Greek Cup group stages concluded on Thursday and sixteen teams have qualified for the knockout stages of the competition.

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The last 16 of the Greek Cup will consist of 13 Super League and three Football League teams after the conclusion of the group stages on Thursday. Group 4 housed the biggest surprise as Ergotelis came away with a dramatic 3:2 win in Crete to knock out Aris from the competition. The two other Football League sides that qualified for the knockout stages include AOX Kissamikos and Panachaiki, who finished ahead of Panetolikos and Levadiakos, respectively, in the their respective groups. Although six teams from the Gamma Ethniki participated in the group stages, none of the third division clubs advanced to the next round.

The top two team from each group progressed to the next round and for Friday’s draw, the group winners will be placed in pot one (seeded) and the runner-ups in pot two (unseeded). A team from each pot will be drawn to form the eight-knockout pairs in the last 16. Teams that were in the same group cannot be drawn against each other in this stage of the competition.

The knockout stages, except for the final, will be played over two legs and for the round of 16, the seeded sides will play the second leg at home. The draw is set to start at 15:00 GR.

Pot 1 Teams: Atromitos, AEK, Panathinaikos, PAOK, Olympiacos, Asteras Tripolis, OFI, Panionios

Pot 2 Teams: PAS Giannina, Lamia, AOX Kissamikos, Ergotelis, Panachaiki, Apollon Smyrnis, Xanthi, Larissa

 

by Sarantos Kaperonis

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