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Olympiacos claim last-four berth

Published: Wednesday 3 March 2004, 21.16CET
Olympiacos CFP and third division Kastoria FC are the first teams through to the Greek Cup semi-finals.

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Published: Wednesday 3 March 2004, 21.16CET

Olympiacos claim last-four berth

Olympiacos CFP and third division Kastoria FC are the first teams through to the Greek Cup semi-finals.

Olympiacos CFP's bid for a first Greek Cup in five years continued tonight as they claimed a semi-final place with a goalless draw at Panionios NFC.

Champions progress
The reigning league champions led 1-0 from last month's first leg, and in a cautious return Olympiacos's best chance was 31 minutes in when Andreas Niniadis shot just wide. Andreas Lagonikakis went closest for the home team with an effort over the crossbar, but Olympiacos had done enough.

Kastoria make history
They are joined in the last four by Kastoria FC, who became the first-ever third division side to reach that stage with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory against Proodeftiki FC. Kastoria had already won the first leg by the only goal away from home, but their celebrations seemed to have been cut short two minutes from time by Kyriakos Koumentakos's long-range shot.

Shoot-out drama
Extra time produced no winner, but misses from Proodeftiki's experienced Anghelos Vilanakis and Kostas Frantzeskos allowed Kastoria, winners of the competition in 1979/80, to progress 4-3 in the shoot-out.

Remaining ties
AEK Athens FC welcome Iraklis FC tomorrow for the first leg of their tie. Panathinaikos FC, now out of the UEFA Cup, lead their match-up with second division Patraikos FC 1-0 with their home leg to come, which like the return of the other outstanding fixture is on 17 March.

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