GREEK SOCCER CUP: It isn’t just the Super League which is in the process of reconstruction. The Greek Cup, a competition won by PAOK in the past two seasons, will include a huge 85 teams and 130 matches in the upcoming campaign.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: Panathinaikos’ 2017-18 season has been broken down and analysed from pillar to post and the fact of the matter is the 11th placed finish on 32 points is the worst in the club’s 110 year history. Before this, 8th was the lowest ever finish. The reasons have been well-documented - financial off-field turmoil, 2 point deduction for crowd trouble last season and 6 points deducted from the Wemmer fiasco. Taking these matters into account, the Greens would have finished in 7th with Panionios, still well behind Asteras Tripolis and Xanthi.
GREEK SOCCER CUP: Optimism of avoiding a footballing “grexit” is now sky high in the corridors of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) according to local reports following the recent incident-free staging of the Greek Cup final.
GREEK SOCCER CUP: Outspoken PAOK boss Razvan Lucescu again spoke of stolen titles in the aftermath of the club’s deserved 2-0 victory over AEK in the Greek Cup final on Sunday, stating that although PAOK were “worthy winners” he was still seething over his team’s “stolen” SuperLeague title.
GREEK SOCCER CUP: For the second consecutive Saturday, Athens witnessed jubilant celebrations, but this time it was PAOK who had a reason to party as the Thessaloniki outfit beat AEK 2:0 in the Greek Cup final.
GREEK SOCCER CUP: A stunning free-kick from captain Vieirinha and a late Dimitris Pelkas tap-in helped PAOK overcome AEK to lift the Greek Cup on Sunday at the Olympic Stadium in Athens after an enthralling final ended in a deserved 2-0 win for the Salonica club.**HIGHLIGHTS**
GREEK SOCCER CUP: On Saturday, AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki will meet in the Greek Cup final for the fifth time in history. AGONAsport looks at clubs’ previous games against each other in the showpiece match.
GREEK SOCCER CUP: Spaniard David Fernández Borbalán will officiate the Greek Cup final between AEK and PAOK on Saturday, as the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) aim to make a good impression in order to remain a member of the FIFA and UEFA organisations.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: Last week signalled the last time Panathinaikos won silverware, it was the 2013-14 Greek Cup. The Greens defeated PAOK 4-1 at OAKA thanks to a hat trick from Marcus Berg and a goal from Nikos Karelis. Unfortunately that was as good as things got for the club during the Alafouzos era.
GREEK SOCCER CUP: Lazaros Christodoulopoulos volleyed AEK into the Greek Cup final in sensational fashion on Wednesday as his added time bicycle kick clinched a last gasp 1-0 semi-final, second leg win over Larissa. **HIGHLIGHTS**
GREEK SOCCER CUP: PAOK booked their place in the Greek Cup final with consummate ease on Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over Panionios in the second leg of their semi-final tie at the Toumba which completed a 6-2 aggregate triumph for Razvan Lucescus’s side. **HIGHLIGHTS**
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: AEK Athens dropped a shock defeat to AEL on Thursday, going down 1:2 in the Greek Cup semi-final first leg. Amazingly, it was the Enosis’ first defeat in 27 matches, bringing the incredible unbeaten run to a halt.
GREEK SOCCER CUP: Larissa stunned AEK on Thursday by fighting back from a goal down to claim a dramatic late 2-1 in the first leg of their Greek Cup semi-final clash played amid a tense atmosphere at the AEL FC Arena - inflicting the first defeat after 26 matches for Manolo Jimenez’s team.
GREEK SOCCER CUP: PAOK banished the frustrations of Sunday’s controversially cancelled SuperLeague derby clash with Olympiacos on Wednesday by brushing aside Panionios 3-1 in the first leg of their Greek Cup semi-final clash.