The competition began to seem cursed for PAOK. In order to find the last victory in the Cup one should go back nearly two years ... against Olympiakos. Since then, the Cup Final at OAKA against Panathinaikos, and last season without a win, in a group with Kalamaria, PAS Giannena and Kerkyra. Just before the ghosts from the past awakening, Dimitris Pelkas celebrated his nameday and birthday. PAOK was bad in the first half, Tudor had to throw in the heavy arms and transformed PAOK and got a deserved (2-0) with a goal by the most creative midfielder and one more from Mak.
PAOK (Igor Tudor): Glykos, Skondras, Malezas, Miguel Vitor, Sambo (61 'Rodrigues), Harisis, Golasa, Korovesis (61' Mak), Zairo (78 'Savvides) Pelkas, Athanasiadis.
Panthrakikos (Dimitris Eleftheropoulos): Paschalakis, Christou (46 'Markopoulos) Poutouridis, Bougaidis, Papageorgiou, Eliades, Seti, Papahristos, Rogerio (68' Psaltis) Baikara, Nikoltsis.
Referee: Sidiropoulos (Dodecanese)