There were no major upsets in the second round of group stage games for the Greek Cup in midweek, as the Super League giants successfully negotiated the challenge from second-division opponents away from home, some in easier fashion than others.
The most notable results came on Thursday, when Super League leader Atromitos was held at Trikala to a 1-1 draw, and Platanias Hanion lost to Cretan rival OFI 1-0 at Iraklio.
Holder PAOK needed a late Robert Mak strike to beat host Apollon Kalamarias 1-0, while last year’s finalist AEK thrashed Apollon Larissas 7-0 away.
Olympiakos defeated Acharnaikos at the neutral ground of Nikaia with a 3-0 score on Wednesday, and Panathinaikos needed a late winner by Guillermo Molins to beat Anagennisi 2-1 at rainy Karditsa on Tuesday.
In other games the results were Levadiakos 5 Aiginiakos 0, Ergotelis 2 Xanthi 4, Panaitolikos 2 Panserraikos 0, Aris 1 Panionios 2, Lamia 1 Kallithea 0, Kerkyra 6 Sparti 1, Asteras Tripolis 2 Kissamikos 1, PAS Giannina 3 Panaigialios 0, and Larissa 3 Panachaiki 0.