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League Cup Volleyball: Panathinaikos and PAOK for qualification lead

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On Monday afternoon (12 May, 4.30 p.m.) Panathinaikos and PAOK will face off in the first game of the quarter-finals of the League Cup in men’s volleyball.

The derby between Panathinaikos and PAOK, which will be held at Agios Thomas Gymnasium, will conclude the first series of the Nikos Samaras League Cup quarter-finals (May 12, 4:30 p.m., live streaming PAO TV).

Almost a month after their match in Agios Thomas for the championship, Panathinaikos and PAOK also meet for the Nikos Samaras League Cup.

In the 2021/22 season, they were opponents in the semifinals, with PAOK winning the first game 3-2 and Panathinaikos winning the second leg in OAKA 3-0 sets.

This year marks the second season in which Nikos Samaras duels in the League Cup. Both teams have busy schedules while also having outstanding accounts in the Super Cup.

Panathinaikos comes from winning the derby against Olympiakos and PAOK comes from beating Milos.

In 76 league games, Panathinaikos leads by 47:29 wins.

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Volleyleague: PAOK defeated Kifissia

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PAOK won 3-0 against Kifisia who were fighting in Zirineio. Double for OFI – Finika.

PAOK, with the serve as a weapon in the decisive points of the first two sets, accurate acceptance and sovereignty in the attack, also won 3-0 by Zirinio against the fights Kifisia for the 12th matchday of the Volley League.

The doubleheader came back strong with wins and on the debut, Belarusian center Maxim Skrentau showed consistency and good reactions when pressured in the first set. Kifissia missed an opportunity to capitalize on the lead they had in the first set, but with two attacks from Ricardo and Okosanovic, PAOK found the opportunity to level at 23:25. From then on, PAOK was in control and winning. Before the game, Maicon Moreira was honored as MVP Vikos Cola of the 5th matchday, while the administration of AOP Kifissia prepared a beautiful scene at the beginning of the game with the lights off and an impressive balance of teams and referees, which produced a very good picture on the ERT3 cameras.

In the first set of the match, Kifisia started impressively. With a pressing serve and back-to-back blocks from Ricardo, he led 6-2. Raptis from both attack and the Sevris gave PAOK points that reduced to 7-5. The Athenians continued to have the upper hand and took advantage of the visitors’ mistakes to grab a 5-point “air” just before halftime of the set to make it 11-6.

The guests increased their performance and with 4 points in a row they reached a “breathing” distance of 12-11. Kifissia responded and with Okosanovic… piercing the bicep block they found themselves 15-12 ahead. PAOK with an ace from Van De Dries reduced to 15-14, while Chevres’ impressive whistle took it to 16-14.

PAOK turned up the heat and took a 20-18 lead for the first time with Walls on serve, taking advantage of the Blue and Whites’ consecutive errors. As the set developed, Contostathis’ defense and Riccardo’s successful block put the two teams 20-20.

The point-by-point “battle” continued as PAOK reached a set bowl 24-23 after an out by Ricardo and finally captured it 25-23 after another out attack by Okosanovic.

Strong emotions were reserved for the fans and the 2nd set with the athletes of both teams offered a nice spectacle. Kifisia led 5-4 but PAOK with Rapti and Van De Dries took a 3-0 lead, he led 7-5. In fact, with Giorna’s strikeout and Ricardo’s out, the doubleheader had an 11-7 four-point difference.

Kifissia, finding energy from defense while Kontostathis and Stivachtis swept the Taraflex, equalized 11-11 with Ricardo’s block. The match continued to be exciting, with PAOK’s blocks making the difference and giving them a 15-13 lead once again. The guests were more effective in developing sentences and went to +4, 21-17 with Skrentau’s block.

The northern suburbs team tried to reclaim the set, but their serves gave no problem to PAOK, who eventually won it 25-21 with Voulkidis blocking the win.

Thessaloniki team went into the third set better, taking a 6-4 lead with Van De Dys and Rapti completing balls. Kifissia responded, keeping to the side and taking advantage of the visitors’ away attack to end the game 10-10. In the development of the set, Voulkidis’ block again took the lead at 15:13 in the double header, while a little later the mistakes in the attack by Chevers and Okosanovic gave the “Black and Whites” a clear 19:15 lead.

PAOK didn’t look back to reach 21-15, Tsikatos reduced the score to 21-16 with his first Volley League point, with the visitors finishing the set with consecutive aces from Raptis at 25-17.

  • The sentences: 0-3 (23-25, 21-25, 17-25) in 82′
  • *AOP Kifisia’s points come from: 0 aces, 31 attacks, 6 blocks, 24 enemy errors and PAOK’s points come from: 6 aces, 39 attacks, 5 blocks, 25 enemy errors
  • AOP KIFISIA (Kostas Christofidelis): Okosanovich 13p. (12/24f., 1 block), Stivachtis, Ricardo 9 (7/16f., 2 blocks, 53%ap., 7%ar.), Spiliotis 2 (2/5f.), Moreira 6 (4/7f. , 2 blocks), Chevers 6 (5/19f., 1 block, 44% ref., 17% ref.) / Kontostathis (l. – 55% ref., 5% ref.), Kosmas (l.), Siimitras , Roussopoulos, Tsikatos, Dravopoulos, Economopoulos
  • PAOK (Josko Milenkonski): Giorna 8 (6/14f., 2 aces, 70% repetition, 25% no.), Walsh 2 (1/1f., 1 block), Voulkidis 8 (8/11f.), Raptis 15 ( 11/20, 1 block, 3 aces, 44% rep, 6% rep), Skrendau 7 (5/7 rep, 2 blocks), Van de Dries 10 (8/20 rep, 1 block, 1 ace) / Kokkinakis ( l. – 69% op., 8% no.), Iliad, Michelakis (l.), Gatsis

In Polichni, Phoenix defeated Pegasus 3-0 in a sweep

With one of his best performances and without the injured Djuric o Phoenix ONEH defeated him at Polichni Pegasus with 3-0 set and under certain conditions it can be found again on the 5th position of the scoreboard. The two teams meet on Tuesday, January 31st. again at the Alexandros Nikolaidis gym for the Greek Cup.

Big protagonists were Michalovics, Charalambidis and also Ierezuelo. Perfect appearance of Libero Konstantinidis in reception and defense.

Pegasus had one of his worst performances that year, lagging behind in all areas and Barretto was saved in reception.

The game started evenly at 6-6. An attack and a block from Fromm brought Phoenix up +3 to make it 6-9 just as the home side, trying to press off serve, made several mistakes from 9 yards. Phoenix picked up the pace as the set progressed, while the good reception gave Jerezuelo a chance to play with all of his teammates. The score was 8-13 after a terrible point that ended with an injury to Mavrovouniotis in Foinikas. The lead went up to 10-16 with a block from Jerezuelo and then it was +7 for 13-20. With good pace and two points from Klinkenberg, Phoenix easily won the set 16-25.

It was even easier to win the second set, in which Phoenix entered the fight from the start and wanted to assert himself fully. The lead built up from the first points, Papalexiou going 5-9, then 6-11 and then 7-12. The +5 was held until 10:15, then Foinikas stepped on the gas and brought the difference to 12:20 with a single block by Michalovic and in the next phase with Papalexiou to 12:21. Captain Christian Fromm scored the end of the set with the short diagonal to 14:25.

With his back against the wall, Pegasus made one last attempt to get into play. Heraklis Theodorou attempted several substitutions, with the two passers alternating throughout, but the most important was that of Armenakis, who switched from central to diagonal midway through the set – a position he’d had in the competition for years. Phoenix took an early lead again with Fromm’s ace to make it 3-7. With Milis, the hosts reached -1 for 8-9, but again the “Pirates” started a second rally for 10-15. The diagonal now, Armenakis with two points reduced to 13-15, Foinikas accelerated again to 13-18 and again with Fromm’s ace and then the home side started another counterattack. Komitoudis, Bareto and Armenakis leveled the tie at 19-19, however Foinikas showed composure with Papalexiou and Michalovics to end the game with a singles score of 22-25.

  • The sentences: 0-3 (16-25, 14-25, 22-25) in 78′
  • * Pegasus Polichni’s points came from: 1 ace, 42 attacks, 1 block, 8 opponent errors and Foinika’s Syros ONEX came from: 2 aces, 42 attacks, 9 blocks, 22 opponent errors
  • PEGASUS POLYCHNIS (Heraklis Theodorou): Komitoudis 3 (3/3f.), Bareto 7 (7/21f., 82%f., 58%f.), Mavrovouniotis 10 (10/24f., 71%ff.- 57%f. ) , Milis 12 (11/27f., 1 ace), Armenakis 8 (7/12f., 1 block), Kanellos 3 (3/7f., 100% ref., 100% no.) / Bourakis (min. – 57% of humans, 48% of humans), Khiras 1 (1/4), Prusalis, Sakoglou, Kesesidis, Terzoglou
  • PHONIKAS SYROU ONEH (Alexander Senisic): Michalovic 17 (Ref. 15/26, 2 blocks), Papalexiou 11 (Ref. 9/10, 2 blocks), Charalambidis 7 (Ref. 4/4, 3 blocks), Jerezuelo 3 (1/2 Ref., 2 Blocks), Klinkenberg 7 (7/13 Ref, 80% Ref – 80% Excellent), Fromm 8 (6/13 Ref, 2 Aces, 85% Ref – 69% Excellent) / Konstantinidis ( l, 89% sub. – 79% excellent), Sonakis (l), Galiotos, Roumeliotakis, Papadopoulos, Paleologos, Manolakis

Big victory of OFI in Kalyvia

OFI beaten away, reinforced by Giorgos Tziumakas who turned out to be a great protagonist FES Aristotle Skydras with 3-0 set and scored his second win in the Volley League Championship with an increase to 6 points.

OFI came into the game very strongly and with an aggressive advantage over Giumaka, but also holding Demirci’s serve, leading 12-6 and in full control of the game. They kept the pace of the game and led by 22-15. Aristotelis fell to 20:22 on a 5-0 run and it became a derby when he fell to a point against Mendez at 22:23. Giumakas made it 0:1 in favor of the Cretans with a block-out at 22:24 and a counterattack at 22:25.

In the second set, OFI won again 5:2 from the start thanks to its dominance at the net and opened the difference to +5 (11:6) with an attack by Giumaka. OFI was up 19-15, but Aristotelis came back into play and pared to 18-19 with a 3-0 run. A point coming from Demirtsis Nagel’s video check (block-out) kept OFI ahead 20-22. With Adamis Block, OFI took a clear lead (20-23). With Ambrao’s nail, OFI made it 21-24 and the set ended 21-25 in favor of OFI for 0-2.

OFI also started the third set strong at 2-6 and 9-15 with Giumaka and really was unstoppable. From then on, the Cretans completely dominated and deservedly won, leaving Aristotle behind by 3 points.

  • The sentences: 23-25, 21-25, 15-25
  • * Neither team kept any statistics. Statistics will be announced by ESAP in the coming days.

The results of the 12th game

  • Olympiacos – Athlos postponed
  • Aristotle – OFI 0-3
  • Pegasus – phoenix 0-3
  • Kifissia-PAOK 0-3
  • 29/01 18:30 Panathinaikos-Milonas

The program of the 13th match day

  • 04/02 Finikas – Panathinaikos
  • 04/02 Milos-Kifisia
  • 04/02 PAOK OFI
  • 04/02 Olympiacos – Aristotle
  • 04/02 Athlus-Pegasus

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Steaua – Olympiacos: Comfortable qualification to the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup, opponents Panathinaikos

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Olympiacos did their duty in Romania, beating Steaua the necessary two sets and securing qualification for the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup where they meet Panathinaikos.

Olympiakos had no trouble and winning the first two sets in Romania secured them qualification for the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup where they will meet… Panathinaikos!

The “Red-Whites” prevailed against “Melina Merkouri” 3:1 and went into the game with a strong mentality from the first set. They took the lead with 11:3 and kept this gap until 25:15 in the final.

In the second set, the Romanians were more combative, leading for the first time in the match 2:1 and 3:2, but the difference in quality was clear. The gap opened to five points, the Romanians reduced it to one (18-19), but in the end Olympiakos won the second set 25-21.

The Piraeus have qualified for the semi-finals where they will face Panathinaikos on March 8th and 15th to win a ticket to the final that will have a taste of Greece.

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Reach the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup in the “golden” set for Panathinaikos in an exciting match

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Panathinaikos won the “golden” set despite losing 3 sets and being eliminated and qualified for the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup. Thursday will show if they face Olympiakos.

Panathinaikos featured in the “golden” set of the game Orion Doettenheim and qualified for the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup despite a 3-1 defeat because they won the first leg 3-0. It’s possible the Greens will face Olympiakos, which they will know on Thursday.

The greens were bad in the first three sets, their opponent prevailed in all three, but in the “golden” set Panathinaikos showed up in the closed of Agios Thomas, his block worked as it should and in the end he won the set and the qualifier .

Sets 1-3: 22-25, 23-25, 20-25, 12-15

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