PAOK has won its eighth Greek Cup on Saturday thanks to a dramatic, 90th-minute winner by Michael Krmencik for a 2-1 victory over champion Olympiakos in Athens.
The dramatic final at the Olympic Stadium had PAOK snatch victory despite being outmaneuvered for most of the second half by Olympiakos.
In the first half the Thessaloniki team appeared the most passionate about this game, Karol Swiderski missed by hitting the goal frame.
A 36th-minute penalty that Stefan Schwab earned and captain Adelino Vieirinha converted to give PAOK a 1-0 half-time lead.
Two masterful substitutions by Uruguayan coach Pablo Garcia, bringing on Krmencik and Haris Tsingaras restored PAOK’s dominance and gave it a winning goal on the 90th minute that earned PAOK’s its fourth Cup in the last five years.
PAOK’s win was followed by an eruption of joy in Thessaloniki, with thousands of fans defying the coronavirus restrictions to pour out on the streets around the White Tower and across the seaside for an all-night party.
PAOK fans celebrate in their home town of Thessaloniki