1990–91 Greek Cup

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The Greek Cup 1990–91 was the 49th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Cup for short.

Tournament details[edit]

Totally 72 teams participated, 18 from Alpha Ethniki, 18 from Beta, and 36 from Gamma. It was held in 6 rounds, included final.

After the phase of groups (First round), there were interesting confrontations and many "protagonists" were eliminated by the competition continue. In the Second round, Olympiacos were eliminated by PAOK, Aris by Athinaikos and Iraklis by Xanthi, while in the Third round AEK were eliminated by OFI. In the same round, Edessaikos, a Beta Ethniki team then, reversed their loss 4–0 by Ionikos, achieving a draw with the same score in the second leg, in order however to be eliminated in penalty shootout.

The Final was contested by Panathinaikos, for sixth time in the last 10 years, after the qualify against PAOK in semi-finals, and neophyte in Alpha Ethniki Athinaikos, for first and unique until now time in their history. That year, Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) decided the establishment of double-match final, according to the model of Coppa Italia. Athinaikos selected as home of first match Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, instead of their neutral home, Municipal Stadium of Vyronas, while the second match became in the Athens Olympic Stadium. Panathinaikos won both matches and at the same time The Double.

Athinaikos, as finalist of competition, participated in the next season's European Cup Winners' Cup, for first and unique time in their history. Nikos Sarganis, Athinaikos goalkeeper, that had played in the first match of Final, failed to win the Cup with a fourth team, after Kastoria, Olympiacos and Panathinaikos. Also, the second match was the last for referee Meletis Voutsaras. For fourth possessed year, Dimitris Saravakos, with 10 goals, was elected as competition's first scorer.

First round[edit]

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 round[edit]

First legs were played on December 5 and 12, 1990. Second legs on January 9, 1991.

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ilisiakos 3–5 Levadiakos 1–1 2–4
Larissa (a.g.) 1–1 Apollon Athens 0–0 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Proodeftiki 1–7 Panathinaikos 1–2 0–5
Panarkadikos 4–6 Kilkisiakos 4–1 0–5
Edessaikos 2–0 Apollon Kalamaria 1–0 1–0
Charavgiakos 0–5 AEK Athens 0–3 0–2
Olympiacos 2–3 PAOK 2–0 0–3
Ionikos 4–0 Ethnikos Asteras 3–0 1–0
EAR Rethymno (a.g.) 3–3 Panargiakos 2–0 1–3
Panserraikos 3–3 OFI (a.g.) 3–1 0–2
Athinaikos 5–2 Aris 2–1 3–1
Iraklis 0–1 Xanthi 0–0 0–1
Olympiakos Loutraki 2–3 Anagennisi Karditsa 2–0 0–3
Panelefsiniakos 2–8 Panionios 2–3 0–5
Naousa 3–4 Doxa Drama 2–4 1–0
Doxa Vyronas 0–2 Eordaikos 0–0 0–2

Third round[edit]

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kilkisiakos 5–6 Larissa 3–2 2–4
OFI 4–3 AEK Athens 3–0 1–3
Panathinaikos 2–1 Levadiakos 2–1 0–0
Xanthi 2–3 PAOK 2–1 0–2
Doxa Drama 4–1 Eordaikos 3–0 1–1
Ionikos (5–4 PSO) 4–4 Edessaikos 4–0 0–4
Athinaikos 5–1 Anagennisi Karditsa 3–0 2–1
EAR Rethymno 1–6 Larissa 1–3 0–3

Quarter-finals[edit]

First legs were played on March 13, 1991, while second legs on 20th.

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Panionios (3–2 PSO) 2–2 OFI 2–0 0–2
Athinaikos 3–0 Doxa Drama 2–0 1–0
PAOK 3–2 Larissa 3–0 0–2
Ionikos 1–6 Panathinaikos 0–3 1–3

Semi-finals[edit]

First legs were played on April 4, 1991 and second on 24th.

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Panathinaikos 2–1 PAOK 2–0 0–1
Athinaikos 4–3 Panionios 3–0 1–3

Final[edit]

The 49th Greek Cup Final was double-played this season. First leg was played at the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, Athens and second leg at the Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis".

First leg[edit]

May 15, 1991
Athinaikos 0–3 Panathinaikos
Kourbanas Goal 70'
Warzycha Goal 78'
Vlachos Goal 89'
Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, Athens
Attendance: 12,737
Referee: Kostas Dimitriadis (Piraeus)
ATHINAIKOS:
Greece Nikos Sarganis
Greece Theodoros Boutzoukas
Greece Yiorghos Basagiannis
Greece Tasos Chatziangelis
Greece Kostas Theodorakos
Greece Giannis Chatziraptis Substituted off 72'
Greece Giorgos Zotalis
Greece Vasilis Tzalakostas
Bulgaria Kristo Kolev Substituted off 55'
Greece Kostas Tsavalias
Greece Vangelis Spiliotis
Substitutes:
Greece Giorgos Anastasiou Substituted in 55'
Poland Miroslav Bong Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Germany Gerd Prokop
PANATHINAIKOS:
Poland Józef Wandzik
Greece Stratos Apostolakis
GreeceAustralia Chris Kalantzis
GreeceAustralia Louis Christodoulou
Greece Giannis Kalitzakis
Greece Nikos Kourbanas
Greece Kostas Frantzeskos Substituted off 60'
Greece Kostas Antoniou (c)
Poland Krzysztof Warzycha
Greece Paris Georgakopoulos Substituted off 89'
Greece Spiros Marangos
Substitutes:
Greece Vangelis Vlachos Substituted in 60'
Greece Giorgos Kalpakis Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Greece Vasilis Daniil

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Mindiouris
    • Vorgias

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • Two named substitutes.
  • Maximum of two substitutions.

Second leg[edit]

May 22, 1991
Panathinaikos 2 – 1
(agg. 5 – 1)
Athinaikos
Saravakos Goal 71'
Kourbanas Goal 84'
Zotalis Goal 45' (pen.)
Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis"
Attendance: 19,375
Referee: Meletis Voutsaras (Athens)
PANATHINAIKOS:
Poland Józef Wandzik
Greece Stratos Apostolakis
GreeceAustralia Chris Kalantzis
GreeceAustralia Louis Christodoulou
Greece Giannis Kalitzakis
Greece Nikos Kourbanas
Greece Spiros Marangos Substituted off 60'
Greece Kostas Antoniou (c)
Poland Krzysztof Warzycha
Greece Vangelis Vlachos Substituted off 46'
Greece Lysandros Georgamlis
Substitutes:
Greece Kostas Frantzeskos Substituted in 46'
Greece Dimitris Saravakos Substituted in 60'
Manager:
Greece Vasilis Daniil
ATHINAIKOS:
Greece Theodoros Kantas
Greece Yiorghos Basagiannis
Greece Giannis Tapratzis Substituted off 46'
Greece Tasos Chatziangelis
Greece Vangelis Spiliotis
Greece Kostas Theodorakos
Greece Giannis Chatziraptis
Greece Apostolos Vrynios
Greece Christos Dimopoulos
Greece Giorgos Zotalis Substituted off 71'
Greece Kostas Tsavalias
Substitutes:
Poland Miroslav Bong Substituted in 46'
Greece Giorgos Anastasiou Substituted in 71'
Manager:
Germany Gerd Prokop

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Naziris
    • Doutsias

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.

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