Under-19’s defeat Lamia and increase lead
PAOK’s Under-19 side made light work of Lamia, defeating the Fthiotida club 5-0 to maintain their unbeaten record while also increasing their lead over Olympiacos to three points.
After Aris and Olympiacos shared the points in a draw, Malezas and Papavassiliou’s PAOK’s Under-19 team took advantage to move clear at the top of the table with 28 points, while Olympiaxos have 25 and Aris 21, although the latter has played a game less. On Saturday, June 12, PAOK will face Asteras Tripolis in Souroti. The Thessaloniki club now need two wins from their remaining three games to be crowned champions again.
Koutsias opened the floodgates again with a nice individual effort after 28 minutes. PAOK continued to press with a good tempo, threatening several times, however the rest of the goals came in the second half. Koutentakis got the ball rolling in the 46th minute with a shot from outside the penalty area to make it 2-0, before Koutsias took advantage of the rebound from a shot by Tassiouras to direct the ball home and make it 3-0 in the 67th minute. The baton was then taken on by Spyrakos, who replaced Koutsias and proceeded to score two goals in the 85th minute (the assist came from Tsopouroglou) and in the first minute of added time to make the final scoreline 5-0.
PAOK’s team lineup:
Balomenos, Tassiouras, Aventisian (71 ‘Smyrlis), Manolioudis, Koulierakis, Giaxis (78′ Koulouris), Tsopouroglou, Koutentakis (65′ Karaberis), Gordeziani, Grosdis (71’ Tsikos), Koutsias (78′ Spyrakos).