PAOK wins volleyball’s Greek Cup against the odds

PAOK wins volleyball’s Greek Cup against the odds

Champion PAOK earned its second ever Greek Cup in men’s volleyball as after beating holder Olympiakos in a thrilling semifinal on Friday it downed crosstown rival Iraklis in Saturday’s final on Rhodes.

PAOK upset favorite Olympiakos on Friday as it came from behind to win 3-2 in the first semifinal. The other semi was also thrilling, as Iraklis survived about 10 match-points of Panathinaikos to overturn a 2-0 deficit and win 3-2 in a three-hour match.

With Iraklis clearly more tired and influential Apostolos Armenakis bowing out injured early on in the final, PAOK scored a comfortable 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-18) victory to win the Cup.

PAOK’s Rafail Koumentakis was voted the MVP of the Final-Four.

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