1988–89 Greek Cup

The Greek Cup 1988–89 was the 47th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Cup for short.

1988–89 Greek Cup
Country Greece
Teams52
Defending championsPanathinaikos
ChampionsPanathinaikos (11th title)
Runners-upPanionios

Tournament detailsEdit

Totally 52 teams participated, 16 from Alpha Ethniki, 18 from Beta, and 18 from Gamma. It was held in 6 rounds, included final.

This season, for first time was established qualifying groups in the First Round, with Alpha Ethniki teams to be placed in the first pot. The groups would be supplemented by teams of lower divisions and the qualification would be gained by the two winners of each group. The inspiration for this process was taken by Coppa Italia and its main objective was the teams to play certain official matches before the beginning of European championships and Cups.

With various forms, the initial round of groups took place globally in 11 editions, until 2001-02 season. The unique Alpha Ethniki team that was eliminated this year by the round was Doxa Drama.

Afterwards, the competition was marked by eventful matches and false note, initially in Second Round and afterwards the elimination of Olympiacos by OFI and AEK Athens by Levadiakos, but mainly in the quarter-finals, when OFI were eliminated by Larissa, while after the end of second match there were clashes in the ground by footballers of both teams. Riots of lower intensity became after the end of match between Panionios and PAOK, in the same round.

Final was contested by Panathinaikos and Panionios. The two clubs were met again in a Greek Cup Final after 32 years. Panathinaikos, after First Round of groups, eliminated Ethnikos Olympiakos Volos, Panachaiki, PAS Giannina and Ethnikos Piraeus, while Panionios Sparti, Aris, PAOK and Larissa. The Greens repeated the success of 1967, overcoming this time 3–1.[1] For a second consecutive year, Dimitris Saravakos was the first scorer of the competition, with 7 goals.

First roundEdit

The phase was played in a single round-robin format. Each win would gain 2 points, each draw 1 and each loss would not gain any point.

Second roundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
OFI 3-1 Olympiacos 2-0 1-1
Levadiakos 3-2 AEK Athens 3-1 0-1
Panathinaikos 5-2 Ethnikos Olympiakos Volos 3-1 2-1
Ethnikos Piraeus 5-3 Apollon Kalamaria 4-2 1-1
Apollon Athens (a.g.) 2-2 Korinthos 1-0 1-2
Larissa 5-0 Niki Volos 4-0 1-0
PAOK 6-1 Naousa 3-0 3-1
Proodeftiki 1-3 Iraklis 0-1 1-2
Xanthi 1-1 Aris (a.g.) 1-1 0-0
Diagoras 2-1 Panarkadikos 1-0 1-1
Panachaiki 8-4 EAR Rethymno 6-2 2-2
Panserraikos 2-4 PAS Giannina 1-1 1-3
Achilleas Farsala 2-6 Kozani 0-3 2-3
Irodotos 2-1 Kastoria 1-0 1-1
Anagennisi Arta 0-1 Kalamata 0-0 0-1
Panionios 4-1 Sparti 4-0 0-1

Third roundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Irodotos 2-4 OFI 0-1 2-3
Diagoras 2-2 Ethnikos Piraeus (a.g.) 2-1 0-1
Larissa 2-0 Apollon Athens 2-0 0-0
Panionios 3-2 Aris 3-0 0-2
Panachaiki 3-9 Panathinaikos 2-1 1-8
PAOK 4-2 Levadiakos 2-2 2-0
Kozani 2-7 Iraklis 1-2 1-5
PAS Giannina 1-0 Kalamata 1-0 0-0

Quarter-finalsEdit

First legs were played on February 1, 1989. Second legs were played on 15th.

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Larissa 3-2 OFI 2-1 1-1
Ethnikos Piraeus (a.g.) 2-2 Iraklis 0-0 2-2
PAOK 2-3 Panionios 2-0 0-3 (a.e.t.)
PAS Giannina 1-3 Panathinaikos 0-3 1-0

Semi-finalsEdit

First legs were played on March 22, 1989, and second on April 12.

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Panathinaikos 4-0 Ethnikos Piraeus 2-0 2-0
Panionios 2-0 Larissa 2-0 0-0

FinalEdit

The 45th Greek Cup Final was played at the Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis".

Panathinaikos  3 – 1  Panionios
Mavridis   8'
Dimopoulos   44' (pen.)
Saravakos   46'
Zakkas   35'
Attendance: 54,183
Referee: Alekos Naziris (Thessaloniki)
PANATHINAIKOS:
GK  1   Nikos Sarganis
DF  2   Iakovos Chatziathanasiou
FW  3    Ioannis Samaras
DF  4    Chris Kalantzis
DF  5   Giannis Kalitzakis
DF  6   Kostas Mavridis (c)
MF  7   Dimitris Saravakos
MF  8   Kostas Antoniou
FW  9   Christos Dimopoulos   78'
MF 10   Paris Georgakopoulos   71'
MF 11   Lysandros Georgamlis
Substitutes:
DF 12   Nikos Kourbanas   78'
FW 13   Claus Nielsen
MF 14    Juan Ramon Rocha   71'
GK 15   Giorgos Abadiotakis
MF 16   József Fitos
Manager:
  Gunder Bengtsson
PANIONIOS:
GK  1   Theologis Papadopoulos
DF  2   Makis Chatzimoisiadis
DF  3   Giannis Papoulidis
DF  4   Christos Koutropoulos (c)
DF  5   Giorgos Toyias
MF  6   Thanasis Kanaras   51'
MF  7   Petros Michos
MF  8   Stelios Aposporis   70'
FW  9   Theodoros Zakkas
MF 10   Spiros Marangos
FW 11   Thomas Mavros
Substitutes:
MF 12   Vassilis Vasilakos   51'
FW 13   Luigjm Bersemi   70'
DF 14   Giorgos Kapouranis
GK 15   Antonis Manikas
MF 16   Charis Kopitsis
Manager:
  Bo Johansson

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH RULES

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Παναθηναϊκός-Πανιώνιος 3-1". leoforos.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 27 November 2018.