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Atromitos makes Greek Cup final

Atromitos reached the final of the Greek Cup on March 16 for the first time in its history, securing a scoreless draw at Olympiakos Volou after winning 2-1 at home two weeks earlier.

The hosts at the Panthessaliko Stadium were a shadow of their usual selves as they were unable to produce the performance fans had been expecting and were second-best over the two legs.

Atromitos put on a decent show in defense and created some good chances of its own, the best being Ilias Anastasakos’s attempt that hit the woodwork in the 71st minute.

Well-marshaled by Costas Nebegleras, the Atromitos midfielders outplayed their Olympiakos Volou counterparts and gave the Peristeri club a deserved ticket to the Cup final.

Olympiakos Volou strongman Achilleas Beos announced after the match that he would give away his shares in the club this summer. The sudden development came after an attack by Olympiakos Volou fans, who blamed their team?s loss on the fact that Beos had sacked manager Sakis Tsiolis a month previously.

“I depart from the club leaving a debt of zero euros. I shall give my stake to Volos town council,» said Beos, who even climbed a fence to confront his critics.

“Olympiakos Volou is probably the only healthy aspect of this miserable city. I swear on the life of my ill father that I will not be at Volos next season,» he added.

He said nothing about the court case against him regarding allegations of match fixing, which has become known as the «Calciopoulos» affair.