AEK Athens 3-0 Atromitos: Enosis win Greek Cup as fans square off against police in final

AEK Athens end a nine-year trophy drought in Greek Cup final against Atromitos, but their victory was tainted by an episode of fan violence

Two late goals from Nabil Baha and Pantelis Kafes sealed a 3-0 victory for AEK Athens over Atromitos in the Greek Cup final, but their triumph was tainted by a pitch invasion after the match.

The start of the match was also delayed for several minutes as police separated rival fans who threw fireworks and flares at each other.

The tension in the stands was reflected on the pitch, as both teams found it hard to establish a foothold in the game, until Nikos Liberopolous broke the deadlock with a header from Nacho Scocco’s cross in the 28th minute. Scocco was soon replaced by Baha in the 37th minute due to injury, and the substitue went on to seal the victory in the 78th minute when he finished inside the six yard box after a deflected cross by Panagiotis Lagos.

AEK put the icing on the cakse five minutes from time and Lagos again supplied the assists, slipping in Kafes who lobbed the goalkeeper to seal the cup for the Enosis and in the process, put an end to their nine-year wait for a trophy.

Shortly after the final whistle, fans began tossing seats and bottles onto the pitch while others made their way onto the field before the police stepped in to clear the crowds.

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