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GRE M: Olympiacos Dominates Panathinaikos in PlayOff Finals Game 2

by WoV

Olympiacos outplayed Panathinaikos in the second match of the Greek Volley League playoff finals, securing a 3-0 victory (25-17, 25-16, 26-24) . This win marks a 2-0 lead for Olympiacos in the series.

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Olympiacos showcased its strength particularly in serving, achieving 15 aces, which was a significant factor in their victory. Mitar Đurić led the team with four aces, while Tonček Stern, Rafaíl Koumentákis, and Salvador Hidalgo contributed three each. The team also performed well in blocking, with Gustavo Bonatto and Dragan Travica scoring four and three points in blocks, respectively.

In contrast, Panathinaikos struggled throughout the match. The team’s reception was poor, and they could not establish a rhythm in their play, reflected by their 41% attack effectiveness. Jiri Kovar was the top scorer for Panathinaikos with only 8 points, highlighting the team’s overall subdued performance.

Olympiacos turned the tide in the critical third set, where Panathinaikos initially led 20-16, looking to secure their first set of the finals. However, Olympiacos responded robustly, eventually winning the set 26-24.

The teams will meet again on April 18, where Panathinaikos faces the daunting task of needing three consecutive wins to claim the title.

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