PAOK crush Aiginiakos, Olympiacos through despite draw with Kissamikos
GREEK SOCCER CUP - GROUP STAGE (MATCHDAY 3)
|Aiginiakos||0 - 5||PAOK|
El Kaddouri 71'
PAOK cruised past Aiginiakos in Wednesday’s Cup clash with a 0-5 scoreline while Olympiacos booked their ticket to the last 16 of the Greek Cup after a 1-1 draw away to AOX Kissamikos.
Razvan Lucescu proceeded to many changes in PAOK’s starting XI for Wednesday’s Cup clash away to Aiginiakos. Limnios was quick to make an impact as he opened the scoring in the 6th minute for the visitors, netting his first goal in a PAOK shirt. Despite the strong start, PAOK were unable to double their in the first half and went into the break ahead 0-1.
The Dikefalos tou Vora went on a scoring spree in the second half, which began in the 53rd minute with Aleksandar Prijovic. The Serbian striker kept his composure when played in on goal to double PAOK’s lead and 14 minutes later, he added his second of the night to give PAOK the 0-3 advantage. El Kaddouri registered PAOK’s fourth goal of the night in the 71st minute and Shakhov capped up a 5-star performance from the visitors to give PAOK the emphatic 0-5 victory.
The win secures PAOK first place in Group B with a perfect 9 points from three games. Aiginiakos finish with 0 points while Levadiakos and Apollon Pontou will fight for second spot when the two teams meet up tomorrow.
HIGHLIGHTS: AIGINIAKOS - PAOK
Olympiacos advance after draw with AOX Kissamikos
|Kissamikos||1 - 1||Olympiacos|
|Apostolidis 68'||Djurdjevic 30'|
Like Lucescu, Lemonis used Wednesday's Cup fixture to rest many starters and give playing time to other players. As expected, the visitors were the stronger side in the first half and it was Djurdjevic who gave Olympiacos the lead in the 30th minute with his closed 0-ranged effort after a clever headed pass from Gillet. Olympiacos wasted many chances to double their lead at the break, but the scoreline remained at halftime.
In the second half, the hosts stunned the Erythrolefki when Apostolidis did well to free himself in the penalty area and with a strong, left-footed effort beat Stefanos Kapino in the Olympiakos goal. The result stood at the final whistle and despite grabbing a historic result against the Greek giants, Kissamikos were eliminated from the competition.
Olympiacos finish first in the group with seven points while Asteras Tripolis claimed second spot with six points after being awarded a 0-3 victory over Acharnaikos, who have withdrawn from the competition.