On this day: The first away win at the Georgios Karaiskakis in the Alpha Ethniki
The first match between PAOK and Olympiacos in the then Alpha Ethniki took place at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium on April 6 1960 with a Swiss referee, Ottmar Huber, in front of 11.838 supporters. The relative low number of supporters was expected since the game was postponed and took place on a Wednesday.
Olympiacos went in front in the 31st minute thanks to a header from Polychroniou but PAOK’s reponse was immediate. Leondros Symeonidis leveled the match with a thunderous drive from outside the penalty area just eight minutes later, and before half-time Havanidis headed home a cross from Leondrou to put the Dikefalos tou Vorra 2-1 ahead in the 43rd minute.
That was PAOK’s second win of the season against Olympiacos, since they had also won the corresponding fixture in Thessaloniki via a 2-0 scoreline (46′ Symeonidis, 81′ Katikaridis) to inaugurate the club’s first season in the then Apha Ethniki (now the Super League) in style.
PAOK’s starting lineup:
Progios, Hasiotis, Margaritis, Kemanidis, Raptopoulos, Kermenidis, Nikolaidis, Katikaridis, Symeonidis, Kiourtzis, Havanidis.