Panionios take upper hand against Lamia in Greek Cup tie
GREEK SOCCER CUP - QUARTER FINALS (LEG 1)
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Panionios took the upper hand in the 2017/2018 Greek Cup quarter-final against PAS Lamia in Athens, defeating the visitors 1:0 at the Nea Smyrni Stadium.
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Favourites coming into the tie, Panionios predictably took charge of proceedings. The hosts had seven shots compared to Lamia’s zero during a dominant first half, however Lamia goalkeeper Nikolaos Melissas stood tall to the task.
Panionios made a positive substitution for the second half, introducing Lazaros Lamprou in place of Mergim Brahimi. Nevertheless, it looked as though Lamia would hold out for a vital draw in the Greek capital, until Panionios finally struck on the 70th minute mark. Georgios Masouras expertly stroke an inviting cross beyond the goaltender, giving the home team an advantage which had been coming.
As a result of this victory, Panionios head into the second leg with a slender 1:0 win. However, having thashed Panathinaikos 4:1 in the previous stage at their home stadium, Lamia will still be confident of making it to the semi-finals.