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Greece: Panathinaikos didnโ€™t give away single set to PAOK, the qualification to the final will be determined on Sunday!

After the sensational comeback suffered in Game 1, Panathinaikos managed to push the series of the 2019/20 Greek volleyball Championship playoff semifinals against PAOK to Game 3 that will decide the finalists. Reducing mistakes in relation to the first semifinal duel, they managed to beat the rivals in straight sets, suffering only in the first set in which they canceled 3 set points.
What might be a problem for PAOK in a decider is the potential absence of their outside hitter Sotiris Sotiriou, who got injured in the second set. Alexandros Raptis was the top scorer for Panathinaikos with 15 points, while Brazilian Lucas Victor Rangel made 5 winning blocks. Alexandros Boutos scored 12 points on the other side. Too clear the difference on the block (13-1) and in the performance of the opposites (78% Raptis, 38% Boutos). The qualification to the final will be determined in the third and last match of the series, on Sunday, July 5. Recall that all matches, including those between the other two semifinalists, are played in the OAKA hall in Athens.

Semifinal – Game 2 (July 3)
Panathinaikos (3) โ€” PAOK (2) 3-0 (29:27, 25:17, 25:18)
Serie: 1-1
Panathinaikos: Jacobsen 3, Cacic 4, Pantaleon 12, Raptis 15, C. Andreopoulos 9, Lucas Rangel 13, Zisis (L) Pelekoudas 0, Mouhlias 0. Not Entered: Meliggiotis, Roussopoulos, Barbounis, Palaiologos, Sonakis (L). Coach: D. Andreopoulos.
Paok: Filippov O, Sotiriou 4, Gatsis 2, Boutos 12, Efraimidis 9, Charalampidis 5, Stefanou (L), Konstantinidis 5, Terzis 1, Armenakis 3, Takouridis 0. Coach: K. Delikostas.

Semifinals’ Program
โ€ข Game 1 | June 30 |
Olympiacos (1) – Foinikas Syros (4) 2-3 (22:25, 25:23, 25:20, 25:27, 16:18)
โ€ข Game 1 | July 1 |
PAOK (2) – Panathinaikos (3) 3-2 (14:25, 19:25, 25:23, 25:23, 15:8)

โ€ข Game 2 | July 2 |
Olympiacos (1) – Foinikas Syros (4) 0-3 (22:25, 20:25, 19:25)
โ€ข Game 2 | July 3 |
PAOK (2) – Panathinaikos (3) 3-0 (29:27, 25:17, 25:18)

โ€ข Match 3 | July 4 |
Olympiacos (1) – Foinikas Syros (4) 3-0 (25:21, 25:14, 25:22)
โ€ข Match 3 | July 4 |
PAOK (2) – Panathinaikos (3) 0-3 (21:25, 18:25, 18:25)

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