Asteras sees off PAOK to face Olympiakos in Cup final

Asteras sees off PAOK to face Olympiakos in Cup final

 

By George Georgakopoulos

Asteras Tripolis and Olympiakos will contest this season’s Greek Cup final in soccer after sealing their ticket for the May 11 showpiece during the weekend.

And while the elimination of Panthrakikos was a mere formality for Olympiakos, Asteras Tripolis managed to overcome mighty PAOK to reach the first cup final in its history.

Having lost 2-1 in the first leg at Thessaloniki, Asteras needed a home win by 1-0 or two clear goals, and secured a 2-0 victory on Saturday courtesy of two second-half goals by Spanish midfielder Fernando Usero.