The first games for the “16” of the Challenge Cup will be played today (Thursday 1/12) by Panathinaikos and PAOK.
The first scheduled match is that of the “double-headed of the north”, which will face her Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel on 19:30. The match will be broadcast by Cosmote Sports 6. The rematch will take place on 12/15 in Thessaloniki.
The coach of PAOK, Josko Milenkoski he said about the match:Everything is going according to plan, having played very good games and having very good results. With all due respect to the opponent, but according to our quality and perspective, I believe we have a chance to go even further in the institution. The fact that we are playing the second game at home, and we will have our loyal fans on our side, gives us even more chances for qualification!».
The “greens” are in Norway, where they will face at 20:00 in Bergenclaiming the first victory, which will make the case of qualification easy.
The rematch will take place on 14/12 at 21:00 at the home of Panathinaikos.
The mvp of the recent derby with Olympiakos, Kovarsaid of the European game: “It will definitely be a tough game. We don’t know much about our opponent which makes it even more difficult.
Also, the trip to Norway is quite long but we should go into the match strong from the start with good energy. Our goal is a clear victory that will put us in an advantageous position for the return match at home so that we can continue our journey in the Challenge Cup”.
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