Panathinaikos Escapes Elimination From Greek Cup; Teams Advance to Round 16

apollon panathinakosJust as it seemed Panathinaikos was destined to exit the group stage of the Greek Cup on Thursday night, they managed to score big the second-half and stay in the game.

As the Greens were bottom of their group with a mere one point from two games, and as they were down 2-0 against Apollon at half-time the stadium emptied out as the Panathinaikos fans left, upset with their team.

However, the Greens made a comeback scoring 3 times in a 10 minute period the second-half, plus an own goal ending the game with a 4-3 win for Panathinaikos, advancing them to round 16.

Other news for Greece’s soccer clubs is that Olympicos completed its three-out-of-three at Sparti with a 1-0 win and AEK had a draw against Lamia of 0-0. PAOK scored 7-0 against Panelefsiniakos, while Trikala beat Larissa 1-0.

The teams to qualify as group winners and go forward for the Round of 16 draw are: PAOK, Olympiakos, PAS Giannina, AEK, Panetolikos and Asteras Tripolis from the Super League, plus OFI and Kissamikos from the Football League.