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PAOK advance with a 2-1 aggregate…

AEK striker Ilija Ivic (c) tries to drive between two PAOK defenders in yesterday’s second-leg semifinal match for the Greek Cup in Thessaloniki. AEK of Athens surprised host PAOK with an eighth-minute goal by Christos Maladenis, but Yiannakis Okkas equalized three minutes from time, allowing PAOK to advance with a 2-1 aggregate. PAOK will play Aris on May 17 in the first Cup final clash between Thessaloniki teams since 1970.