AEK went to Xanthi, knowing that this first game for the Greek Cup was crucial for this competition. That's because in addition to the very important step toward qualificationthe first place gives an advantage for the next stage of the Cup.
The successful passing from Xanthi was followed by the passion and the determination shown by the players. Macauley Chrisantus scored for AEK in the 51 minute. Both teams had chances to take something more from this game.
Xanthi (Razvan Lucescu): Tsenamo, Baxevanidis, Farkas, Karipidis (65 'Fliskas) Wallace, Papasterianos, Erea, Dimitrov, Vasilakakis (21 Da Silva), Ranos, Soltani (56' Almeida).
AEK (Stelios Manolas): Baroja, Galo, Kolovetsios, Labropoulos, Soiledis, Simoes (85 Tzanetopoulos) Johansson, Vargas (79' Platellas) Bouonanote (64 'Kordero), Barbossa, Chrisantus.