2018–19 Greek Football Cup

The 2018–19 Greek Cup was the 77th season of the Greek Football Cup. A total of 73 clubs were accepted to enter, 16 from the Super League, 16 from the Football League and the 41 previous season local FCA Cup Winners.[1]. PAOK won the competition for third consecutive year (thus defending the title) beating AEK Athens 1-0[2] in the final held at Athens Olympic Stadium.

2018–19 Greek Cup
Country Greece
Teams73
Defending championsPAOK
ChampionsPAOK (7th title)
Runners-upAEK Athens
Top goal scorer(s)Giannis Iatroudis
(Ergotelis), 6 goals

TeamsEdit

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering
at this round
First Round 731 412 none 403 Greek Local FCA Cup Winners
Second Round 53 21 20 1 none
Third Round 47 31 5 16 Football League
Fourth Round 32 32 16 16 Super League
Round of 16 16 16 16 none none
Quarter-Finals 8 8 8 none none
Semi-Finals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Notes:

  1. ^ Originally, 85 clubs were accepted to enter.
  2. ^ Originally, 53 clubs were meant to be involved.
  3. ^ Originally, 52 clubs would play in this Round.

CalendarEdit

Round Main date Number
of fixtures
Clubs New entries
this round
First Round 26 August 2018 20 73 → 53 40
Second Round 5 September 2018 5 53 → 47 1
Third Round 16 September 2018 15 47 → 32 16
Fourth Round 48 32 → 16 16
Round of 16 8 16 → 8 none
Quarter-Finals 4 8 → 4 none
Semi-Finals 2 4 → 2 none
Final 1 2 → 1 none

Participating clubsEdit

2018–19 Super League 2018–19 Football League 2017−18 FCA Cup Winners[3]

Notes:

1.^ PO Nea Kallikrateia, Pyrsos Grevena, Digenis Neochori, Thriamvos Serviana, OF Agios Mattheos, AO Kalapodi, APOK Velouchi, Asteras Amaliada, Panarkadikos, Olympiakos Gytheio, AO Tsilivi and PANO Malia withdrew from the competition. Their respective FCA Cup finalists were invited instead, but in each case, did not accept the bid to enter either.[4]
2.^ Doxa Proskinites, winners of the 2017−18 Thrace FCA Cup withdrew from the competition, and their spot was filled by 2017−18 finalists Doxa Neo Sidirochori.[5]
3.^ AE Karitsa, winners of the 2017−18 Pieria FCA Cup were excluded from the competition, and their spot was filled by 2017−18 finalists Ethnikos Neo Keramidi.[6]
4.^ Neos Amfilochos, winners of the 2017−18 Aetolia-Acarnania FCA Cup withdrew from the competition, and their spot was filled by 2017−18 finalists AE Mesolonghi.[7]
5.^ Thiva, winners of the 2017−18 Boeotia FCA Cup withdrew from the competition, and their spot was filled by 2017−18 finalists PAS Cithaeron Kaparelli.[8]
6.^ AO Karavas, winners of the 2017−18 Piraeus FCA Cup withdrew from the competition, and their spot was filled by 2017−18 finalists Ethnikos Piraeus.[9]
7.^ Pelopas Kiato, winners of the 2017−18 Corinth FCA Cup withdrew from the competition, and their spot was filled by 2017−18 finalists Korinthos 2006.[10]
8.^ Ermis Zoniana, winners of the 2017−18 Rethymno FCA Cup withdrew from the competition, and their spot was filled by 2017−18 finalists Episkopi.[11]

Qualifying roundsEdit

First roundEdit

The draw for this round took place on 13 August 2018.[12] 12 teams out of the original 53 did not participate in the draw.[12] The majority of the games were held on 26 August 2018,[12] with the exception of matches 12 and 16, which will take place on 2 September.

Megas Alexandros Trikala advanced on walkover.[12]

Home team Score Away team
26 August 2018
Aris Avato   1–0   Ethnikos Neo Keramidi
Doxa Neo Sidirochori   0−0 (a.e.t.)1   AO Kardia
Apollon Paralimnio   4–0   Thraki Feres
Kavala   0–1   Giannitsa
Ermis Amyntaio   2–1   AE Kalampaki
Anagennisi Plagia   4–2 (a.e.t.)   Iraklis Polykarpi
Oikonomos Tsaritsani   1–0   A.E. Mesolonghi
Makedonikos Foufas   1−1 (a.e.t.)2   Niki Volos
Tilikratis   2–1   AO Sellana
Asteras Itea   0–1   Thesprotos
Pallixouriakos   1–0   AE Xyrovouni
Ermionida   7–1   Dafni Dafnona
Thyella Kamari   2–0   Kifisia
Korinthos 2006   2−2 (a.e.t.)3   Kalamata
Chalkida   0–1   Episkopi
Ethnikos Piraeus   3–1   Paleochora
Iraklis Elefsina   2–3   OF Ierapetra
Antimachos   3–1   Thyella Rafina
2 September 2018
Diagoras Vrachnaiika   2−2 (a.e.t.)4   Aiolikos
PAS Cithaeron Kaparelli   4–0   Enosis Vathyllos-Pansamiakos

Notes:

  1. ^ AO Kardia won 3–4 on penalties.
  2. ^ Niki Volos won 2–3 on penalties.
  3. ^ Korinthos 2006 won 5–4 on penalties.
  4. ^ Aiolikos won 5–4 on penalties.

Second roundEdit

The draw for this round took place on 27 August 2018.[13] All Games were held between 5-12 September 2018.[13]

AO Kardia, Apollon Paralimnio, Aris Avato, Niki Volos, Tilikratis, O.F. Ierapetra, Ermionida, Korinthos 2006, Thyella Kamari, Ethnikos Piraeus and PAS Cithaeron Kaparelli advanced on walkover.[13]

Home team Score Away team
5 September 2018
Anagennisi Plagia   0–5   Thesprotos
Megas Alexandros Trikala   0–1   Giannitsa
Ermis Amyntaio   2–1   Oikonomos Tsaritsani
9 September 2018
Episkopi   4–0   Pallixouriakos
12 September 2018
Antimachos   3–1   Aiolikos

Third roundEdit

The draw for this took take place on 7 September 2018.[14]

A total of 32 teams are involved in the Round 3 draw: The 16 2018−19 Football League teams entering in this round, and the sixteen winners of the previous round.[14] 16 single-match fixtures will be determined, of which the winners will qualify to the competition Group Stage. All Games will be held between 15-16 September 2018.[14]

Home team Score Away team
15 September 2018
Antimachos   0–2   Volos
PAS Cithaeron Kaparelli   1–3   Irodotos
16 September 2018
Thesprotos   2–3   Apollon Larissa
AO Kardia   1–5   Apollon Pontus
Korinthos 2006   0–2   Panachaiki
OF Ierapetra   1–0   Karaiskakis
Apollon Paralimnio   0−0 (a.e.t.)1   Aiginiakos
Ermionida   3–7   AO Chania−Kissamikos
FC Giannitsa   2–3   Trikala
Aris Avato   1−1 (a.e.t.)3   Platanias
Tilikratis   0–5   Aittitos Spata
Ermis Amyntaio   0–3   Ergotelis
Ethnikos Piraeus   1−1 (a.e.t.)2   Iraklis Thessaloniki
Thyella Kamari   1–0   Sparti
Niki Volos   1–0   Doxa Drama
Episkopi   0–1   Kerkyra

Notes:

  1. ^ Apollon Paralimnio won 5–4 on penalties.
  2. ^ Iraklis Thessaloniki won 10–9 on penalties.
  3. ^ Aris Avato won 5–4 on penalties.

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 2018–19 Greek Football Cup group stage.
  Brown: Group A;   Red: Group B;   Orange: Group C;   Yellow: Group D;
  Green: Group E;   Blue: Group F;   Purple: Group G;   Pink: Group H.

The draw for the group stage was held on 18 September 2018, 12:00 EEST, at the headquarters of the Hellenic Football Federation in Goudi, Athens.[15] The 32 teams were drawn into eight groups of four. For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots based on the following principles:

Teams in each group will play one another in a round-robin basis, with the top two teams of each group advancing to the knockout stage. Match-day 1 matches will be held between 25-27 September, Match-day 2 matches will be held between 30 October and 1 November, while Match-day 3 will be held between 4-6 December 2018.

SeedingEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ATR PAS IRA THK
1   Atromitos 3 2 0 1 15 3 +12 6 1–2
2   PAS Giannina 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6 5–0
3   Iraklis Thessaloniki 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 1–6 2–0
4   Thyella Kamari 3 0 0 3 0 16 −16 0 0–8 0–3
Source: Hellenic Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Head-to-head points 3. Head-to-head goal difference 4. Goals scored 5. Goals against 6. Play-offs (neutral ground).

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts AEK LAM VOL APL
1   AEK Athens 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 2–1
2   Lamia 3 1 1 1 9 3 +6 4 1–1
3   Volos 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2 4 1–3 5–1
4   Apollon Larissa 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0 0–4 0–7
Source: Hellenic Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Head-to-head points 3. Head-to-head goal difference 4. Goals scored 5. Goals against 6. Play-offs (neutral ground).

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PTH CHA PTL OIP
1   Panathinaikos 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 2–2
2   AO Chania−Kissamikos 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4 1–2 0–0
3   Panetolikos 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2 0–1
4   OF Ierapetra 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2 0–2 0–0
Source: Hellenic Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Head-to-head points 3. Head-to-head goal difference 4. Goals scored 5. Goals against 6. Play-offs (neutral ground).

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts POK ERG ARI AIT
1   PAOK 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7 1–1
2   Ergotelis 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4 1–2 3–2
3   Aris Thessaloniki 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4 2–1
4   Aittitos Spata 3 0 1 2 2 9 −7 1 0–6 1–1
Source: Hellenic Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Head-to-head points 3. Head-to-head goal difference 4. Goals scored 5. Goals against 6. Play-offs (neutral ground).

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts OLY PCH LEV AAV
1   Olympiacos 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9 1–0
2   Panachaiki 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6 0–2 2–1
3   Levadiakos 3 1 0 2 5 3 +2 3 4–0
4   Aris Avato 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0 1–2 0–1
Source: Hellenic Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Head-to-head points 3. Head-to-head goal difference 4. Goals scored 5. Goals against 6. Play-offs (neutral ground).

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts AST APS TRI APP
1   Asteras Tripolis 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 2–1
2   Apollon Smyrnis 3 1 1 1 7 3 +4 4 5–0
3   Trikala 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2 0–1 1–1
4   Apollon Paralimnio 3 0 1 2 1 10 −9 1 0–4 1–1
Source: Hellenic Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Head-to-head points 3. Head-to-head goal difference 4. Goals scored 5. Goals against 6. Play-offs (neutral ground).

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts OFI XAN NKV KER
1   OFI 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6 7 3–0
2   Xanthi 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 0–0
3   Niki Volos 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3 1–0 0–1
4   Kerkyra 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3 0–3 0–1
Source: Hellenic Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Head-to-head points 3. Head-to-head goal difference 4. Goals scored 5. Goals against 6. Play-offs (neutral ground).

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PNN AEL APP IRO
1   Panionios 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9 2–0
2   AEL 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6 4–1
3   Apollon Pontus 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 3 0–4 0–4
4   Irodotos 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0 1–2 0–1
Source: Hellenic Football Federation
Rules for classification: 1. Points 2. Head-to-head points 3. Head-to-head goal difference 4. Goals scored 5. Goals against 6. Play-offs (neutral ground).

Knockout phaseEdit

In the knockout phase, teams play against each other over two legs on a home-and-away basis, except for the one-match final.
The mechanism of the draws for each round is as follows:

  • In the draw for the round of 16, the eight group winners are seeded, and the eight group runners-up are unseeded.
    The seeded teams are drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg.
  • In the draws for the quarter-finals onwards, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group can be drawn against each other.

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
   Apollon Smyrnis 0 1 1  
   Atromitos 3 2 5  
     Atromitos 0 0 0  
     AEK Athens 1 3 4  
   AO Chania−Kissamikos 1 0 1
   AEK Athens 1 5 6  
     AEK Athens 2 4 6  
     Lamia 0 0 0  
   Lamia 1 0 1(4)  
   Panathinaikos 0 1 1(2)  
     Lamia 3 1 4
     Olympiacos 3 0 3  
   Xanthi 0 1 1
   Olympiacos 0 3 3  
     AEK Athens 0
     PAOK 1
   PAS Giannina 1 0 1  
   Panionios 1 3 3  
     Panionios 2 2 4
     PAOK 1 4 5  
   Panachaiki 2 0 2
   PAOK 1 5 6  
     PAOK 2 0 2
     Asteras Tripolis 0 0 0  
   Ergotelis 1 1 2(4)  
   OFI 1 1 2(3)  
     Ergotelis 0 1 1
     Asteras Tripolis 1 4 5  
   AEL 3 3 6
   Asteras Tripolis 2 5 7  

Round of 16Edit

SeedingEdit

Group Winners
(seeded in round of 16 draw)
Runners-up
(unseeded in round of 16 draw)
A   Atromitos   PAS Giannina
B   AEK Athens   Lamia
C   Panathinaikos   AO Chania−Kissamikos
D   PAOK   Ergotelis
E   Olympiacos   Panachaiki
F   Asteras Tripolis   Apollon Smyrnis
G   OFI   Xanthi
H   Panionios   AEL

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lamia   1−1 (a.e.t.)1   Panathinaikos 1−0 0−1
Xanthi   1−3   Olympiacos 0−0 1−3
Panachaiki   2−6   PAOK 2−1 0−5
Apollon Smyrnis   1−5   Atromitos 0−3 1−2
Ergotelis   2−2 (a.e.t.)2   OFI 1−1 1−1
AO Chania−Kissamikos   1−6   AEK Athens 1−1 0−5
AEL   6−7   Asteras Tripolis 3−2 3−5
PAS Giannina   1−3   Panionios 1−1 0−2

Notes:

  1. ^ Lamia won 4–2 on penalties.
  2. ^ Ergotelis won 4–3 on penalties.

Quarter-FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Panionios   4−5   PAOK 2−1 2−4 (a.e.t.)
Atromitos   0−4   AEK Athens 0−1 0−3
Ergotelis   1−5   Asteras Tripolis 0−1 1−4
Lamia   4−3   Olympiacos 3−3 1−0

Semi-FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEK Athens   6–0   Lamia 2−0 4−0
PAOK   2–0   Asteras Tripolis 2−0 0−0

FinalEdit

PAOK  1–0  AEK
Akpom   45+1' Report
(in Greek)

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