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Vrilissia wins cup in handball

Vrilissia won the Greek Cup for the first time in 15 years on May 15, denying AEK the double.

The northern Athens side defeated the champion 19-18 in a very tight final at Hania that was as riveting as it was unpredictable.

AEK was on top in the first half, leading 8-4. Vrilissia began its fight-back to reduce the deficit to one goal (9-8) at half-time, and kept scoring as AEK could not find the target in a number of efforts.

With the score at 16-12 in favor of Vrilissia, AEK made a last-gasp effort and thought it had equalized right at the death, but its goal came just after the final whistle, which gave the trophy to outsider Vrilissia.

In the semifinals on May 14 Vrilissia had beaten Diomidis Argous 29-19 and AEK had eliminated Filippos Verias with a 27-23 score.