Like BallinEurope, you may have been wondering just what sort of insanity might go down during the upcoming Olympiacos-Panathinaikos Greek Cup final scheduled for this coming Sunday. Well, wonder no longer, for thanks to a couple of snafus, the decision has been made by the Greek Sports Ministry to postpone the game to a later date.
While the ministry’s original solution was to close the game to any spectators beyond 3,000 invite-only seats to be sold to students; however, the required organization with the educational authorities was not accomplished in time. EƩAKE officials proposed simply selling 1,500 tickets to fans and leaving 6,000 empty seats to act as a “buffer zone,” a suggestion ruled out by the sports ministry.
No date has been set for the Greek Cup final.
The last meeting between the Greek rivals came in January, resulting in a 65-61 Olympiacos upset on PAO’s home floor – a floor the Reds found themselves fleeing moments after the final seconds ticked off the clock as Panathinaikos hurled Molotov cocktail-looking projectiles.