Apart from the fact that Panathinaikos was held to a goalless draw at home on Thursday by financially stricken Iraklis, despite being largely dominant in both halves of the game, there were hardly any surprises in the first round of the Greek’s cup group stage.
Olypmpiakos won comfortably 3-1 against Platanias on Wednesday as Sparta did after beating Chania4-0.
Also on Wednesday PAOK defeated Larisa 2-0 while Panelefsiniakos lost 5-0 to Trikala.
On Tuesday AEK thrashed Kerkyra 4-0. Apollon Smyrnis topped their group after a 1-0 win at home against OFI and Lamia beat 1-0 Anagennisi Karditsas.
In other groups it was PAS Giannina 1 Xanthi 0, Kalloni Lesvou 1 Agrotikos Asteras 2, Aiginiakos 0 Aris 3, Asteras Tripolis 1 Veria 0, Atromitos 1 Panetolikos 0, Panthrakikos 3 Kallithea 0, Panionios 0 Levadiakos 0, and Panserraikos 0 Kissamikos 2.