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Olympiacos – Pylaia 30-24: Red-White Super Cup



Olympiacos beat Pylaia 30-24 to win the men’s handball Super Cup for the first time in their history.

The Men’s Handball Super Cup ended in Red-White hands after Olympiacos SFP / Xyni Group beat Pylaia 30-24 at the Ilioupolis Indoor Stadium.

This is the first Super Cup won by Olympiacos while overall it was the second final to be played. The first was that 1999 between Ionian NF and ASE Doukas in the closed Panhellenic, won by the New Philadelphia team 26-20.

First Mr Giorgos Karasavvidis emphasized: “It was a game as we expected it to be. We won, but not easily. Pylaia are a very good team, they proved it. We are very happy. When the shots came out of our goals, the difference was also visible. It was the first official game, we didn’t run as much as we wanted, but it’s a game that brings a trophy and always these games are never easy.”

Petros Kandylas said: “First game of the season, first trophy. We started a little nervous. We knew in advance that we were up against strong opponents, and he showed that last year. We expected this difficult game. Because of our quality, we were fresher at the end, we had a clear head, so we deserved that victory that gave us the Super Cup. This team was built to have passion, it’s our hallmark, the defense and the passion we have. We respect the gate. It’s only when we play 100% that we respect the opponent, that’s my opinion.”

Robert Weber said: “It was certainly difficult because it was a title fight. I think they both fought for the title, we’re very happy with the win. I’m here to win trophies, for Olympiakos. Olympiacos is a big club, they win trophies and it shows already, since the first official match they have won a trophy! Our world is great. I like the atmosphere they create.”

Babis Dombris stressed: “It was very important for us to start the year with such a win and a trophy. It’s very important that we brought another trophy to the club. We wanted that title in the Olympiakos trophy cabinet and we succeeded. Now our full attention is on the match with AEK. Today was a good test. We’re winners and now we’re looking at the derby on Saturday.”

For his part, Olivier Niokas said: “It’s very important for me that we started the season right, it’s the first title! It wasn’t an easy game, but the most important thing is the title we won. I want us to win more trophies with Olympiakos, I’m happy about the first title”.

Olympiacos SFP / Xyni Group – Gate 30-24

The five minutes: 2-2, 3-4, 7-5, 10-10, 12-11, 16-12 (day), 18-14, 20-17, 22-19, 24-20, 30-24

Olympiacos SFP / Xyni Group (Karasavvidis): Kotanidis, Niokas 3, Karabourniotis, Papavasilis 3, Kandylas, Bayios, Papadopoulos 5, Dombris 2, Weber 8, Passias 1, Montoro 3, Slavoulitsa 2, Ostroutsko, Grandan 3, Michaelidis, Bauer

PYLAIA (Ananiadis): Babatsanidis 1, Zafeiris 1, Manoloudis 2, Metsis 2, Tsamesidis 3, Karagiozopoulos, Latsakou 3, Giannakidis, Koukmisis 1, Tsortekis, Batzios 6, Alexandridis 5, Kyriakidis, Syngiridis, Gioranidis, Alachatianos
Referee: Papamatthaiu – Christidis, Nikolitsas – Antonopoulos, Two minutes: 5-4, Penalties: 3/4-1/2

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The National Handball Federation extends Zaravina’s contract until 2025




Giorgos Zaravinas sits on the bench of the national handball team until 2025, OHE announces an early contract extension by two years.

Giorgos Zaravinas will lead the national handball team until 2025. His contract was due to expire in 2023, but OCHE opted for an early contract extension.

The OCHE announcement in detail:

“The Hellenic Handball Federation is pleased to announce the extension of its collaboration with the men’s national team coach, Giorgos Zaravina, until August 2025.

The 46-year-old technician’s contract was due to expire in the summer of 2023, but an early extension by two more years was decided.

This is a landmark decision in the history of the Greek national handball teams, as it is the first early contract extension of a national coach.

OCHE thus expresses its trust in the person of the Greek technician and recognizes the rise of our interest group during his tenure.

We are sure that with the continuation of hard work, the men’s national team will succeed in participating in a major event in the coming years, which is the first hierarchical goal and the ardent desire of all Greek handball.

In his first remarks in the OCHE press office after the extension of the cooperation, Giorgos Zaravinas stressed: “It is very important that the federation plans a more stable cooperation plan with the coaches, acknowledging the efforts and that we managed to create the national team first priority for everyone.

This acquis has to be maintained by independent people in management, coaching staff and squads. I would like to thank the board. from OCHE for the efforts it is making to upgrade national teams.
We all need to be even more united and work together with the same mentality to take the national team one step further.”

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OFNI defeated AEK 23-18 in Union’s first match in A1 women’s handball




AEK played their first game in A1 women’s handball, but OFNI starring Nikolina Kepesidou (7 goals) as the leading lady prevailed 23-18.

Nea Ionia beat AEK 23-18 in a packed OAKA in the inaugural A1 Women’s Championship in Union’s first historic big league game.

From the start the game had a clear favorite with Nea Ionia, but despite the differences in capacity and quality, AEK have a competitive face and especially in the 2nd half they showed character and tried to turn around a game that seemed lost.

The protagonists were the two goalkeepers who each had a half, Magda Kepesidou excelled in the first half for Ionia while in the replay Militsa Radulovic of AEK had very good odds.

In attack, Braziliana Borges (8 goals) and Nikolina Kepesidou (7 goals) stood out.

The match: Nea Ionia quickly took the lead and took advantage of significant differences in the score (1:4 in the 11th minute, 2:8 in the 20th minute, 4:11 in the 26th minute and 5:12 in the 27th minute ) the advantage of Magda Kepesidou’s interventions (also saving Patroni’s penalty in the 17th minute) and AEK’s offensive problems. It is significant that Union only scored two goals (2:8) in the first 22 minutes of the game. Then the home side found a better rhythm and were able to reduce to 7-12, which was also the result of halftime.

At the beginning of the 2nd half, Ionia came into play very strongly and led by +10 (10-20) in the 44th minute. And when everything seemed to be decided, AEK showed an impressive reaction and went back into the game with a 7:0 in 12 minutes (56th) (17:20). With her experience, Nea Ionia handled the situation correctly and “fixed” the win with goals from Krinics and Stougiannidou to 17:22 (58 th ).


The five minutes: 1-2, 1-4, 2-6, 2-8, 4-10, 7-12 (sc), 8-14, 10-18, 10-20, 12-20, 17-20, 18-23

AEK (Antalis): Mangou 2, Karagianni, Mandamadioti, Fraga 1, Psarioti, Koutrodimou, Boulatovich 3, Katsika 1, Manda, Pavlou, Lytrivi, Breanou, Radulovich, Panagiotidou 1, Borges 8, Patroni 2

OFNI (Zibulovic): M Kepesidou, Manias 2, Mouratidou, Andritsou 1, Kotrotsiou, Krinics 5, Papoutsi, Makri, Fragou 1, N Kepesidou 7, Giannopoulou, Dimtsoudi 1, Charitidis, Davidovics 2, Mylonas, Stougiannidou 4.
Referee: Christidis-Papamattheiou, Two minutes: 5-4, Penalties: 5/6-3/3

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Handball premiere: Olympiacos beat Pylaia 28:25 in Ilioupoli




Olympiacos claimed their first victory in Ilioupoli, beating Pylaia 28-25 at their new venue.

Olympiacos scored their 2nd victory in the championship by beating AESH Pylaia 28-25 in their first game as a home team at their new venue, Ilioupolis Indoor Stadium, on the 3rd day of Handball Premiere.

The Pylaia team had a competitive face in another game despite the many absentees (Metsis, Karagiozopoulos, Seirekidis, Stojanovic), which made it difficult for the “red-whites”.

In the 1st half Pylaia started much better and led by +3 (2:5 in the 9th minute, 3:6 in the 12th minute and 4:7 in the 14th minute), whereupon Olympiakos with a 4:0 -Run to 8th -7 responded in the 19th minute, taking advantage of Zafeiris’ two-minute deficit but also Bauer’s interventions, including a Tsamesidis penalty.
Pylaia responded and took the lead again in the 21st minute (8-9) and the two sides went hand in hand until half-time 13-13.
With a 5:0 (of 15:14) at the beginning of the second half, Olympiacos managed to take the lead with 20:14 (37th) and to become the big favourite.
The guests still didn’t give up the game and shortened to 21:19 (47th) and 23:21 (50th), but the experienced home team sealed the victory with goals from Nyokas and Papadopoulos on 25th 21 at 53′ and scored the final 28-25.

Papadopoulos with 7 goals for Olympiakos and Koukmisis with 9 for Pylaia were the game’s top scorers.



The five minutes: 2-3, 3-5, 5-7, 8-9, 11-11, 13-13 (em.), 18-14, 21-15, 21-17, 23-21, 26-23, 28- 25

OLYMPIAKOS (Karassavidis): Kotanidis, Nyokas 3, Karabourniotis 3, Papavasilis, Kandylas, Papadopoulos 7, Dombris 1, Weber 6, Passias 2, Montoro, Liolios, Slavoulitsa 3, Ostrousko, Gratzan 2, Michaelidis 1, Bauer.

PYLAIA (Ananiadis): Babatzanidis, Zafeiris, Manoloudis 1, Tsamesidis 4, Lachtsakou 1, Giannakidis, Koukmisis 9, Orfanoudakis, Batzios 1, Alexandridis 3, Kyriakidis, Sigiridis, Kyriakou 4, Gioranidis 2, Alatsatianos.

Referee: Charalambidis-Zisis, Two minutes: 4-4, Penalties: 3/3-2/3

AEK – Aeropos Edessa 28-21

The five minutes: 2-3, 4-5, 5-6, 8-8, 12-10, 15-12 (day), 18-13, 21-14, 23-15, 24-18, 25-20, 28-21 .

AEK (Alexis Albanos): Matskevics, Arabatzis, Tick, Zivkovic 4, Madalinivic 2, Nikolaidis, Almeida, Iliopoulos 5, Kotsionis 1, Papadionisiou 1, Liapis 2, Arsic, Tsitobi 1, Rogulski 3, Lemos 1, Kederis 8.

Aeropos of Edessa (Yiannis Pilalidis): Kostakidis 2, Tselios, Mavrodoulakis 5, Migas, Totidis, Krallis 2, Moumzidellis 3, Athanasiadis 2, Mylonas, Veremtsuk, Bohkarev 6, Gatsis 1, Bulkin, Georgalis, Papagiannis.

Referee: Karydakis-Giakalis. Two minutes: 6-5 Penalty: 3/4-1/1.


The five minutes: 3-3, 7-6, 7-9, 10-13, 12-15, 13-19 (m), 16-23, 18-25, 21-26, 23-27, 25-29, 27-31

IONIC (Arvanitis): Koukoulas 6, Aivaliotis 2, Tausanis, Braudakis, Syngaris, Vassiliou, Handelis 2, Butos 5, Meletakos 2, Delichristos 2, Troulos 4, Mantzopoulos, Elozieua 1, Heliotis, Balaskas 3.

PAOK (Gousios): Gigov, Dougias 1, Eleftheriadis 5, Tsamouridis 2, Nikolaidis 1, Papazoglou 5, Velissariou, T. Triantafyllidis 1, Moisilov, Tsanaxidis 2, Koukmisis 8, Kavousanakis 4, Ladakis, Tzorginis 2, Giavasidis.

Referee: Kinatzidis – Fotakidis, Reds 46:13 Gousios, 59:29 Koukoulas (dangerous game – no ticket saved), Two minutes: 6-4, Penalties: 2/2-5/6

Zafirakis – Diomedes: 24-31

The five minutes: 2:2, 6:4, 8:9, 10:12, 12:15, 13:18 (m), 14:25, 17:26, 20:28, 20:30, 24:31.

Zafirakis (Deligiannis): Athanasiou, Bolas 3, Kanizai, Tzouvaras, Tsageras, Theodoropoulos 9, Bouboulendras 1, Rotzios 2, Biliouris, Apostolidis 2, Rizos, Milovics 1, Vafeidis 3, Tsatsas, Daskalopoulos, Lolas 2.

Diomedes (Zaravinas): Kostoulas, Tsakalos, Tzibulas 6, Tsigaridas 2, G. Mougic, Mallios 4, Terletski Koutroubis, Asvestas 3, Kaimakamis 1, Betzilali 3, Manthos 5, Bekiaris, Angelits, Tz. Mugic 3, Zifkovic 4.

referee: Grapsas – Kyriakou. Two minutes: 3-4. Kred-blue card: (Betzilali, 25:18 – moved menacingly and spat on an opposing athlete). penalty: 3/4 – 1/2


The five minutes: 1-2, 3-3, 5-6, 7-7, 7-10, 11-13 (m), 13-14, 15-15, 15-16, 19-18, 20-19, 21-22

HANTH (Mastorogiannis): Ioannidis, Samaras, Andreadakis 3, Petridis 2, Kouklotidis 1, Kyriakides 4, Palaskas, S. Sarafis 5, Skoufas 1, Tsirogiannis, Karangelos 3, Panzios, Papadopoulos, Vardakas 1, Sarigiannidis 1, S. Sarafis.

VRILISSIA (Tutsis): Tsikogiannopoulos, Perros 2, Vlachos 3, Tombros, Pantazis 1, Antoniadis, Zarikos 6, Karamasiotis 1, Cheroubeim 1, Vamvakas 2, M. Stathis, Khoursoudian 2, P. Stathis 2, Korkolis, Chalaris 2, Kiultzidis.

Referee: Bettman-Tzaferopoulos, Two minutes: 5-5, Penalties: 3/4-0/3


The five minutes: 2-3, 5-6, 10-6, 12-7, 12-8, 13-10 (Em.), 16-15, 17-19, 19-22, 23-24, 27-25, 29- 29

DRAMA (Valavanis): Papazoglou 1, Barbas, Moraitis 2, Haitidis, Polydoros, Kovoglanidis, Kotsamarinoglou, Tornikidis, Toskas 7, Tungelidis 4, Cavazis, Papageorgiou 8, Zibulovics 2, Papadopoulos 5, Kraniotis, Sinai.

DOUKAS (Chalkidis): Borodai, Tziras 5, Payatis 1, Tsakouridis 2, Panagiotou 6, Geroulanos 2, Anastasiou 1, Kovanis, Dounis, Yantsa 6, Charitonidis, Gasevics 1, Kollyris, Panou 4, Diakoulias, Stefanitsis 1.

Referee: Naskos-Haritsos, Two minutes: 7-6, Penalties: 2/3-2/3.

The schedule and the results of the 3rd game day

Saturday 01.10

  • Zafirakis Naoussa – Diomedis Argos 24-31
  • AEK – Aeropos Edessa ManDynamic 28-21
  • Ionian Affidea – PAOK 27-31
  • HANTH – ESN Virlission 21-22
  • Drama Bianco Monte – ASE Duka 29-29

Sunday 02.10

  • Olympiakos SFP/Omilos Xini – AESH Pylias 28-25


  1. Diomedes Argos 6
  2. PAOK 6
  3. AEK 6
  4. Olympiacos SFP/Xini group 4
  5. ESN Virlision 4
  6. GS drama ’86 3
  7. Aeropos of Edessa 2
  8. AESH Pylias 2
  9. HANTh. 2
  10. Ace Duke 1
  11. EGSN Zafiiraki’s 0
  12. Ionian of New Philadelphia 0

Next match day 22.10

  • PAOK-Khanth
  • Drama Bianco Monte – Ionian Affidea
  • ESN Vrilision – Zafeirakis Naoussa
  • Diomedes Argos – AEK
  • Aeropos Edessa ManDynamic – Olympiakos SFP/Omilos Xyni
  • ASE Doukas – AESH Pylias

Source: sport 24

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