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The Greek Cup 2000–01 was the 59th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Cup for short.

2000–01 Greek Cup
Country Greece
Teams50
Defending championsAEK Athens
ChampionsPAOK (3rd title)
Runners-upOlympiacos

Tournament detailsEdit

Totally 50 teams participated, 16 from Alpha Ethniki, 16 from Beta, and 18 from Gamma. It was held in 6 rounds, including the final. An Additional Round was held between First and Second, with 2 matches, in order that the teams who progress would be 16. In the First round, there were 8 groups with 6 teams each, while 2 teams qualified without matches.

For the first time, there were double(home and away) matches in the group stage, thus each team played 10 games. Because the tournament began very early in the summer, in a period where teams should play preparation friendlies, the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) allowed at the 5 first matches a maximum of 7 substitutions, something unusual in Greece, very probably and internationally, for matches of an official competition.

After the group stage, there were very interesting confrontations, after drawing elected "strong" pairs. In the Second round (round of 16) Olympiacos eliminated AEK with two wins. The first leg in Nikos Goumas Stadium was awarded to Olympiacos 2–0 in an eventful match[1] that was abandoned against Enosis and while the scoreline was 1–1 at the time. In the second leg, at Athens Olympic Stadium, Olympiacos' home ground then, they shattered AEK 6–1.[2] In the same round, in Thessaloniki's derby between PAOK and Aris, PAOK qualified with a 1–1[3] away draw and a 2–0[4] home victory. Remarkable in this round was also the qualification of Panathinaikos against Panionios with a 7–2 second leg demolition, while the first leg ended with a 1–0 win of Panionios.

In the quarter-finals followed the conflict between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos. First leg ended 1–1[5] in Athens Olympic Stadium, while in the second leg the reds triumphed 4–1[6] in Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium against their arch-rivals. More exciting were the semi-finals between Olympiacos and Iraklis. Olympiacos with two victories, 1–0 away and 5–4[7] at home (in an impressive game where 10 minutes before the end the scoreline was 3–4), qualified for the Final.

The Final was held in Nikos Goumas Stadium, Athens on 12 May 2001. A draw was preceded on 19 April[8] to determine in which stadium/city the final would be hosted (Nikos Goumas/Athens or Lysandros Kaftanzoglou/Thessaloniki) . Olympiacos faced PAOK, 9 years after their last conflict in a cup final and for a 7th clash in total. Several days before the game, Olympiacos president Sokratis Kokkalis made a memorable statement using a Greek expression that Olympiacos would lose the upcoming final only if the devil would break his leg (meaning that it was almost impossible to lose) . However, PAOK easily won the match 4–2[9][10] with an impressive performance and earned the trophy 27 years after their last success, in the same stadium against the same opponent. During the awarding ceremony, former goalkeeper of PAOK Mladen Furtula (member of the coaching staff then) whispered to Kokkalis that the devil did break his leg that day and Kokkalis responded with a laugh. PAOK manager Dušan Bajević, became the first in history to win the trophy with three different teams. He also coached AEK in 1996 and Olympiacos in 1999.

First roundEdit

The teams play each other home and away.

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Aris 10 6 3 1 16 9 +7 21
Panserraikos 10 5 3 2 16 8 +8 18
Akratitos 10 4 3 3 16 14 +2 15
Leonidio 10 3 3 4 10 15 −5 12
Kalamata 10 3 2 5 13 13 0 11
ILTEX Lykoi 10 1 2 7 8 20 −12 5
  AKR ARI KAL LEO LYK PAN
Akratitos 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1
Aris 3–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Kalamata 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–2
Leonidio 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0
ILTEX Lykoi 2–4 1–3 2–1 0–0 0–0
Panserraikos 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–1 4–1

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Paniliakos 10 6 4 0 14 1 +13 22
Ionikos 10 5 3 2 18 10 +8 18
Panegialios 10 3 2 5 10 13 −2 11
Lamia 10 2 4 4 7 14 −7 10
Marko 10 2 4 4 11 17 −6 10
Kallithea 10 2 3 5 9 14 −5 9
  ION KAL LAM MRK PEG PIL
Ionikos 3–0 3–0 4–1 3–0 0–1
Kallithea 0–0 4–1 2–3 1–0 0–0
Lamia 1–2 1–0 3–2 0–2 1–1
Marko 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0
Panegialios 1–1 3–1 0–0 4–0 0–3
Paniliakos 4–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iraklis 10 8 1 1 27 6 +21 25
Apollon Athens 10 5 3 2 14 9 +5 18
Athinaikos 10 5 3 2 15 12 +3 18
Agios Nikolaos 10 3 1 6 6 16 −10 10
Acharnaikos 10 2 1 7 12 15 −3 7
Pierikos 10 2 1 7 9 25 −16 7
  ACH AGN APO ATH IRA PIE
Acharnaikos 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 6–0
Agios Nikolaos 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–0
Apollon 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–0
Athinaikos 1–0 1–0 3–3 2–2 3–1
Iraklis 3–1 6–0 2–0 3–0 2–0
Pierikos 2–1 3–1 2–5 1–1 0–4

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
PAOK 10 9 1 0 35 10 +25 28
Panachaiki 10 5 2 3 28 16 +12 17
Kavala 10 4 2 4 17 22 −5 14
Atromitos 10 3 2 5 15 17 −2 11
Nafpaktiakos Asteras 10 2 4 4 15 18 −3 10
Ambelokipi 10 1 1 8 6 33 −27 4
  AMB ATR KAV NFP PAO PAN
Ambelokipi 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–6 1–2
Atromitos 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–2
Kavala 4–0 3–1 1–0 1–5 2–6
Nafp. Asteras 0–1 5–2 1–1 3–3 2–2
PAOK 6–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–0
Panachaiki 6–0 1–2 4–1 2–2 2–3

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Olympiacos 10 9 0 1 39 9 +30 27
Egaleo 10 8 0 2 23 10 +13 24
Ethnikos Asteras 10 6 0 4 20 19 +1 18
Trikala 10 4 0 6 12 22 −10 12
Patraikos 10 1 1 8 11 28 −17 4
Anagennisi Karditsa 10 1 1 8 7 24 −17 4
  ANA EGA EAS OLY PTR TRK
Anagennisi 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–3 0–2
Egaleo 1–0 4–0 3–0 5–2 3–0
Ethnikos Asteras 3–2 2–0 1–4 3–1 6–0
Olympiacos 7–0 4–1 5–0 4–0 4–0
Patraikos 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–4 0–3
Trikala 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–5 2–1

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Panathinaikos 10 9 0 1 25 7 +18 27
AEK Athens 10 8 1 1 38 10 +28 25
Larissa 10 3 2 5 10 13 −3 11
Ethnikos Piraeus 10 3 1 6 10 23 −13 10
Kozani 10 2 2 6 13 23 −10 8
Olympiakos Volos 10 2 0 8 10 30 −20 6
  AEK ETH KOZ LAR OLV PAO
AEK Athens 8–0 5–2 1–0 9–1 3–1
Ethnikos Piraeus 0–3 2–1 0–1 3–1 0–3
Kozani 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3
Larissa 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–2
Olympiakos 1–2 3–2 2–3 1–0 0–3
Panathinaikos 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 4–1

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Panionios 10 5 4 1 21 9 +12 19
Skoda Xanthi 10 5 3 2 21 6 +15 18
Apollon Kalamaria 10 5 3 2 20 12 +8 18
Panelefsiniakos 10 3 3 4 14 20 −6 12
Kilkisiakos 10 3 0 7 19 28 −9 9
Ialysos+ 10 2 1 7 9 29 −20 4

+One nihilism and −3 points.

  APO IAL KIL PEL PIO SKX
Apollon 5–0 0–1 4–2 1–1 1–0
Ialysos 1–3 4–3 3–1 0–1 1–1
Kilkisiakos 0–2 5–0 5–2 1–5 0–4
Panelefsiniakos 1–1 2–0+ 3–2 1–0 0–0
Panionios 2–2 4–0 4–1 2–2 1–0
Skoda Xanthi 4–1 4–0 4–1 3–0 1–1

+Without match.

Group 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
PAS Giannina 10 6 3 1 22 11 +11 21
Proodeftiki 10 6 2 2 12 7 +5 20
OFI 10 6 2 2 16 7 +9 20
Panetolikos 10 1 4 5 13 16 −3 7
Naoussa 10 1 4 5 9 18 −9 7
Veria 10 0 5 5 8 21 −13 5
  NAO OFI PAN PAS PRO VER
Naoussa 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1
OFI 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 5–0
Panetolikos 1–1 1–2 2–5 0–1 1–1
PAS Giannina 3–3 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–0
Proodeftiki 2–0 2–0 0–3 2–1 2–0
Veria 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1

Additional RoundEdit

Home team Score Away team
Paniliakos 1–0 Chalkidon Near East
Panionios 7–2 Apollon Krya Vrysi

Second roundEdit

First legs were held on 10th-16 January-17th 2001 and second legs on 24th-30th-31st

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Iraklis 4–2 PAS Giannina 2–1 2–1
Panserraikos 0–2 Panachaiki 0–1 0–1
Paniliakos (3–2 PSO) 1–1 Proodeftiki 1–0 0–1
Panionios 3–7 Panathinaikos 1–0 2–7
Skoda Xanthi (a.g.) 3–3 Ionikos 2–0 1–3
Aris 1–3 PAOK 1–1 0–2
Apollon Athens (a.g.) 1–1 Egaleo 0–0 1–1
AEK Athens 1–8 Olympiacos 0–2+ 1–6

+Awarded.

Quarter-finalsEdit

First legs were held on 7th-21 February 2001. Second legs were held on 7th-14 March-21st.

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Paniliakos 1–4 Apollon Athens 1–3 0–1
Olympiacos 5–2 Panathinaikos 1–1 4–1
Panachaiki 1–2 Iraklis 1–0 0–2
PAOK 4–1 Skoda Xanthi 2–0 2–1

Semi-finalsEdit

First legs were held on 4 April 2001, while second on 11th.

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
PAOK 5–3 Apollon Athens 5–2 0–1
Iraklis 4–6 Olympiacos 0–1 4–5

FinalEdit

The 57th Greek Cup Final was played at the Nikos Goumas Stadium, Athens.

Olympiacos  2–4  PAOK
Đorđević   78' (pen.)
Choutos   90+2'
  4' Engomitis
  31' Borbokis
  46' Georgiadis
  85' Nalitzis
Attendance: 13,300
Referee: Giorgos Kasnaferis (Athens)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Olympiacos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PAOK
OLYMPIACOS:
GK 31   Dimitris Eleftheropoulos
DF 14   Dimitris Mavrogenidis   46'
DF 21   Grigoris Georgatos   69'   69'
DF 19   Thanasis Kostoulas
DF 32   Giorgos Anatolakis   36'
MF 13   Zé Elias
MF  7   Stelios Giannakopoulos
MF  4   Andreas Niniadis   46'
FW 30   Alekos Alexandris (c)
FW 10   Giovanni
MF 11   Predrag Đorđević
Substitutes:
GK  1   Angelos Georgiou
DF  2   Christos Patsatzoglou   46'
DF  3   Kiriakos Karataidis
MF  6   Ilias Poursanidis
MF 20   Pär Zetterberg
MF  8   Luciano de Souza   69'
FW  9   Lampros Choutos   46'
Manager:
  Takis Lemonis
PAOK:
GK 16   Ante Čović
DF  2   Vassilis Borbokis
DF  3   Stelios Venetidis
DF  4   Tasos Katsambis (c)
DF 19   Koffi Amponsah   46'
DF 24   Ifeanyi Udeze   88'
MF 21   Giorgos Georgiadis   79'
MF 30   Yiotis Engomitis   29'
FW 22   Yiannakis Okkas   62'   90'
MF 28   Pantelis Kafes
MF 11   Pantelis Konstantinidis
Substitutes:
GK 26   Apostolos Papadopoulos
DF 14   Loukas Karadimos
DF 23   Dionysis Chasiotis
DF 25   Giorgos Koulakiotis   46'
MF  8   Sladan Spasić   90'
FW 18   Nikolaos Frousos
FW 20   Dimitris Nalitzis   79'
Manager:
  Dušan Bajević

Man of the Match:

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH RULES

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

ReferencesEdit

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