1999–2000 Greek Cup

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The Greek Cup 1999–2000 was the 58th edition of The Greek Football Cup, or Greek Cup for short.

Tournament details[edit]

Totally 56 teams participated, 18 from Alpha Ethniki, 18 from Beta, and 20 from Gamma. It was held in 6 rounds, included final. An additional round was held between first and second, with 4 matches, in order that the teams would continue to be 16.

This year came back the phase of groups in the First round, after its provisional three-year suppression. Until quarter-finals, all matches were single. The most interesting round was Second (Round of 16), after drawing of Olympiacos against PAOK and Aris against Panathinaikos, with the home teams to take the qualification with difficulty.

Final was contested by AEK Athens, that had eliminated inter alia Olympiacos, and Ionikos, for first and unique until now time in their history, having favourable draws in their course to the Final, but also after a very difficult qualification from First round in the goals difference, after triple equivalence in standings with Leonidio and Panetolikos. However, the win with score 8–0 against Nafpaktiakos Asteras in quarter-finals was remarkable.

AEK Athens were awarded easy and rightly in their 12th win of competition. In remarkables of the Final was a goal of Demis Nikolaidis with hand, and while the result was still 0–0, that finally cancelled. Referee Giorgos Douros did not see that and allocated it, in order to correct afterwards his decision, after an indication of himself Nikolaidis.

First round[edit]

The phase was played in a single round-robin format. Each win would gain 3 points, each draw 1 and each loss would not gain any point.

Marko and Neapoli qualified without matches in the Additional Round.

Additional Round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Neapoli 2–1 PAS Giannina
Paniliakos 0–1 Olympiacos
Kavala 1–2 Panionios
Ionikos 4–1 Marko

Second round[edit]

Matches were held on 12 January 2000.

Home team Score Away team
AEK Athens 6–0 Trikala
Nafpaktiakos Asteras 1–0 Neapoli
OFI 3–0 Agersani
Ethnikos Asteras 3–3 Panionios
Panionios won 5–4 on penalties
Kalamata 3–0 Proodeftiki
Ionikos 4–2 Iraklis
Olympiacos 2–1 PAOK
Aris 1–1 Panathinaikos
Aris won 4–2 on penalties

Quarter-finals[edit]

First legs were held on 9–10 February–16th-17th 2000. Second legs on 1st-2 March-8th-9th.

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ionikos 9–2 Nafpaktiakos Asteras 8–0 1–2
Aris 0–2 Panionios 0–0 0–2
Olympiacos 1–4 AEK Athens 1–1 0–3
OFI 1–3 Kalamata 1–0 0–3

Semi-finals[edit]

First legs were held on 12 April 2000 and second were held on 19th.

Team No. 1 Agg. Team No. 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEK Athens 5–3 Panionios 4–1 1–2
Kalamata 2–6 Ionikos 0–2 2–4

Final[edit]

The 58th Greek Cup Final was played at the Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis".

10 May 2000
AEK Athens 3–0 Ionikos
Nikolaidis Goal 37'
Petkov Goal 76'
Maladenis Goal 81'
Athens Olympic Stadium "Spyridon Louis"
Attendance: 25,471
Referee: Giorgos Douros (Corinthia)
AEK
Ionikos
AEK ATHENS:
GK 1 Greece Ilias Atmatsidis (c)
DF 2 Greece Traianos Dellas
DF 17 Greece Michalis Kasapis
DF 32 Greece Michalis Kapsis
DF 25 Greece Giannis Kalitzakis Substituted off 85'
MF 28 Bulgaria Milen Petkov
MF 23 Greece Vasilis Lakis
MF 14 Greece Akis Zikos Booked 25'
MF 20 Greece Sotiris Konstantinidis Substituted off 81'
FW 10 Serbia and Montenegro Dragan Ćirić Substituted off 70'
FW 11 Greece Demis Nikolaidis Booked 35'
Substitutes:
GK 15 Greece Chrisostomos Michailidis
DF 21 Greece Vaios Karagiannis Substituted in 70'
MF 12 Greece Charis Kopitsis
MF 6 Greece Dimitris Markos
MF 18 Greece Evripidis Katsavos
MF 8 Republic of Macedonia Toni Savevski Substituted in 85'
FW 7 Greece Christos Maladenis Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Greece Giannis Pathiakakis
IONIKOS:
GK 15 Albania Foto Strakosha
DF 3 Greece Theodoros Pahatouridis Substituted off 70'
DF 7 Greece Giorgos Daraklitsis
DF 2 Norway Trond Inge Haugland Booked 11'
DF 5 Greece Giannis Xanthopoulos (c) Booked 65'
MF 21 Greece Dimitris Deligiannis
MF 8 Syria Mohammad Nasser Afash Booked 32'
MF 17 Greece Sokratis Ofrydopoulos Booked 70' Substituted off 75'
MF 10 Brazil Paulinho Kobayashi Booked 35' Substituted off 59'
FW 9 Scotland Craig Brewster
FW 23 Liberia Zizi Roberts
Substitutes:
GK 32 Greece Makis Veniamin
DF 12 Greece Apostolos Tsoptsis
DF 14 Greece Giannis Gyrichidis Substituted in 70'
MF 16 Greece Giorgos Staboulis
MF 20 Peru Martín Rodríguez
MF 37 Argentina Marcelo Leopaldi Booked 88' Substituted in 75'
FW 29 Peru Darío Muchotrigo Substituted in 59'
Manager:
Ukraine Oleg Blokhin

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    • Groutsis
    • Kourkounas

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.

References[edit]