Record breaking win for Panetolikos, Levadiakos book ticket to Last 16
GREEK SOCCER CUP - GROUP STAGE (MATCHDAY 3)
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|30-Nov-17||Ergotelis||0 - 5||Panetolikos|
|29-Nov-17||Apollon Pontou||1 - 2||Levadiakos|
|30-Nov-17||Panegialios||1 - 0||Panionios|
Panetolikos emphatically defeated Ergotelis 5-0 to book a ticket to the Last 16 of the Greek Cup along with Levadiakos, who came back to defeat Apollon Pontou 1-2.
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Panetolikos recorded their biggest win in club history in the Greek Cup after thrashing Ergotelis 0-5 in Crete. The result secured Panetolikos’ place in the Last 16 of the competition, finishing second in Group F with six points (Xanthi won the group). Paulo opened the scoring in the 39th minute to give the visitors a 0-1 lead going into the halftime break. The Agrinio side went on a scoring spree in the second half as Roda (65), Bauque (66, 89) and Mazurek (74) each found the back of the net to give Panetolikos the record-breaking 0-5 victory. As for the Cretans, they finished their Cup campaign with three losses in group play.
A late second half comeback was enough to book Levadiakos’ place in the knockout stages of the Greek with a 1-2 victory over Apollon Pontou in Thessaloniki. The first half saw both clubs create chances, but neither team found the breakthrough. The Football League side, who only needed a win to progress to the next round, opened the scoring 10 minutes after the restart with Samaras. The lead only stood for 15 minutes as Levadiakos were awarded a penalty which was successfully converted by Belghazouani. Niasse secured Levadiakos’ place in the Last 16 with his 87th minute goal, giving Levadiakos the 1-2 victory and second place in Group B (behind PAOK). Apollon Larissas finished third with only three points.
Panionios failed to finish first in Group G after falling to 10-men Panegialios 1-0 in Aigio on Thursday. The Nea Smyrni side, who had already secured their place in the next round, finished second in the group with four points, tied with Aris, but held the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage. Panegialios recorded their first win of the campaign thanks to Kokkoris 51st minute goal, to finish last in group G with three points.