1987–88 Greek Football Cup

The 1987–88 Greek Football Cup was the 46th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Football Cup.

1987–88 Greek Cup
Country Greece
Teams70
Defending championsOFI
ChampionsPanathinaikos (10th title)
Runners-upOlympiacos
Top goal scorer(s)Dimitris Saravakos (9)

Tournament detailsEdit

Totally 70 teams participated, 16 from Alpha Ethniki, 18 from Beta, and 36 from Gamma. It was held in 7 rounds, included final. An Additional Round was held between First and Second, with 3 matches, in order that the teams would continue to be 32.

It was an enough eventful year, that was marked by hard confrontations in the cases of "strong" pairs. In Third Round, Olympiacos eliminated AEK Athens with 1–1 draw at home and 3–1 win away, in a much debated match(there were allegations for some of AEK 's players being bribed to have low performance).In semi-finals, Olympiacos eliminated cup winners, OFI, and Panathinaikos the champions of the season, Larissa.

The Final between the eternal enemies was an opportunity for a good season ending with a title, as both teams were struggling in the championship. The match was nervous, however kept effervescent interesting until the end, since it was judged on the penalty shootout, after a 2–2[1] draw (3 out of 4 goals was scored by penalties). Nikos Sarganis was the man of the match, warding off two shots and scoring one in the process. For Olympiacos it was the third time that they lost a cup final on penalty shootout (the other two in 1974 and 1976).Dimitris Saravakos with 10 goals was elected as first scorer.

First roundEdit

Home team Score Away team
Apollon Kalamaria 2–0 Panargiakos
Korinthos 3–0 Proodeftiki
Olympiacos Volos 3–1 Apollon Athens
Levadiakos 3–0 Lamia
Panserraikos 3–1 Edessaikos
Doxa Drama 7–1 Athinaikos
Ethnikos Piraeus 3–4 Anagennisi Karditsa
Panathinaikos 2–0 Chalkida
Trikala 2–1 Acharnaikos
Kerkyra 1–0 Panachaiki
AEK Athens 3–1 Iraklis
Aiolikos 0–4 Kastoria
Larissa 3–0 Veria
Kavala 2–1 Rodos
Polykastro 1–2 PAS Giannina
Panetolikos 4–0 Messiniakos
Anagennisi Arta 0–1 PAOK
Irodotos 3–1 Ionikos
Kallithea 3–1 Kalamata
Olympiacos 4–0 Agrotikos Asteras
Pierikos 3–1 EAR
OFI 4–0 Nestos Chrysoupoli
Panionios 2–4 Xanthi
Aris 4–0 Ergotelis
Niki Volos 1–3 Diagoras
Kozani 4–1 Olympiakos Chalkida
Atromitos 4–2 Anagennisi Kolindros
Panarkadikos 3–1 Ethnikos Alexandroupoli
Pannafpliakos 1–0 (a.e.t.) Naoussa
Achaiki 1–0 (a.e.t.) Kilkisiakos
Aris Nikaia 1–1 (5–6 p.) Ethnikos Asteras
Anagennisi Neapoli 0–0 (5–4 p.) Eordaikos
Egaleo 1–1 (6–5 p.) Alexandreia
Panelefsiniakos 1–1 (4–5 p.) Pandramaikos
Makedonikos 1–1 (4–5 p.) Charavgiakos

Additional RoundEdit

Home team Score Away team
Panetolikos 0–2 Diagoras
Panathinaikos 7–1 Kavala
Pandramaikos 0–0 (4–3 p.) Atromitos

Second roundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Egaleo 3–1 Ethnikos Asteras 1–1 2–0
Pierikos 3–6 Larissa 2–3 1–3
Xanthi 7–1 Achaiki 4–0 3–1
Apollon Kalamaria 4–2 Anagennisi Karditsa 2–0 2–2
Charavgiakos 0–1 Diagoras 0–0 0–1
Kallithea 3–4 AEK Athens 3–2 0–2
PAS Giannina 3–1 Pandramaikos 1–0 2–1
Olympiacos Volos 0–6 Olympiacos 0–1 0–5
Aris 4–2 Korinthos 1–0 3–2 (a.e.t.)
Kozani 1–3 Doxa Drama 1–2 0–1
Trikala 2–1 Pannafpliakos 2–0 0–1
OFI (a.g.) 2–2 Levadiakos 0–0 2–2
Anagennisi Neapoli 1–2 Irodotos 1–0 0–2
PAOK 3–4 Kastoria 2–1 1–3
Panserraikos 0–2 Panathinaikos 0–0 0–2
Kerkyra 0–1 Panarkadikos 0–0 0–1

Third roundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olympiakos 4–2 AEK Athens 1–1 3–1
Aris 2–2 Larissa (a.g.) 2–1 0–1
Doxa Drama 2–3 Apollon Kalamaria 2–1 0–2
Egaleo 0–7 OFI 0–0 0–7
Irodotos 5–4 Diagoras 2–2 3–2
PAS Giannina 3–10 Panathinaikos 1–2 2–8
Trikala 2–1 Panarkadikos 2–0 0–1
Kastoria 4–3 Xanthi 3–2 1–1

Quarter-finalsEdit

First legs were played on February 24, 1988, and second on March 9.

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Apollon Kalamaria 1–2 Olympiacos 0–0 1–2
OFI 4–2 Trikala 3–2 1–0
Irodotos 0–6 Panathinaikos 0–4 0–2
Larissa 1–0 Kastoria 1–0 0–0

Semi-finalsEdit

First legs were played on March 30, 1988. Second legs were played on April 20.

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Panathinaikos 4–1 Larissa 1–0 3–1
Olympiacos 3–1 OFI 3–0 0–1

FinalEdit

The 44th Greek Cup Final was played at the Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis".

Panathinaikos2 – 2
(a.e.t.)
Olympiacos
Saravakos   31' (pen.)
Dimopoulos   102'
Funes   59' (pen.)   98' (pen.)
Penalties
Vlachos  
Sarganis  
Dimopoulos  
Georgamlis  
4 – 3   Alexiou
  Baniotis
  Chatzidis
  Apostolakis
  Funes
Attendance: 73,375
Referee: Meletis Voutsaras (Athens)
  Nikos Sarganis
  Iakovos Chatziathanasiou
  Nikos Vamvakoulas
  Giannis Kalitzakis
  Velimir Zajec (c)   75'
  Kostas Mavridis
  Dimitris Saravakos
   Louis Christodoulou   46'
  Christos Dimopoulos
   Juan Ramon Rocha
  Lysandros Georgamlis
Substitutes:
  Kostas Batsinilas   46'   79'
  Vaggelis Vlachos   75'
   Chris Kalantzis
  Antonis Minou
  Nikos Patsiavouras
Manager:
  Gunder Bengtsson
  Ilias Talikriadis
  Stratos Apostolakis
   Minas Chatzidis
  Alexis Alexiou
  Charis Baniotis
  Yiotis Tsalouchidis
  Andreas Bonovas   46'
  Petros Xanthopoulos (c)
  Juan Gilberto Funes
  Tasos Mitropoulos
  Nikos Tsiantakis
Substitutes:
  Sakis Moustakidis   46'
  Theodoros Pahatouridis
  Georgios Plitsis
  Giorgos Kapouranis
  Panagiotis Sofianopoulos
Manager:
  Pavlos Grigoriadis
Ioannis Gounaris

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Nikakis
    • Dimitriadis

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Two named substitutes.
  • Maximum of two substitutions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Παναθηναϊκός-Ολυμπιακός 1-1 (2-2 παράταση,4-3 πεν.)". contra.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 27 November 2018.