The absolute hero of this derby was Andrii Diachkov who made 30 points, including the very last one of the game.
Olynpiacos could have ended this game much quicker, as Piraeus side was two sets ahead. However, PAO responded and tied the game at 2-2! Fans went crazy! They knew that their club was so close to end the domination of the fierce rival, which lasts for 4 years!
Yes, Panathinaikos won the last Athens derby in the Greek Championship back in 2010! Since then, the score was 13-0 for Olympiacos!
And after this match it extended to 14-0, as red and whites won the tie-break! Away team started strong and reached 8-5 lead. However, PAO equalized to 8-8, and then took over the lead at 10-9! Situation was even worse for Olympiacos, as Diachkov suffered an injury in that point and had to leave the game. But, his teammates were there to replace him.
They brought back the lead for Piraeus side at 11-10, and then extended it to 14-11! Then Diachkov returned to on the court, and finished the job.
Recall that on this derby PAO had a help from its ex-player Liberman Agamez,
REGULAR SEASON / / 9TH ROUND
|Game||Date/Time||Teams||Set||Result per set||Stats||Videos|
|20. 12. 2014 17:00||AO Orestiados||vs||P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki||0:3||17:25; 19:25; 18:25|
|20. 12. 2014 19:00||A.O.Foinikas Syros||vs||A.S. Aris Thessaloniki||3:0||31:29; 25:18; 25:21|
|20. 12. 2014 19:00||G.S. Lamia||vs||G.A.S Pamvochaikos Vrahati||0:3||21:25; 21:25; 23:25|
|21. 12. 2014 18:00||A.O. Kifissia||vs||M.G.S. Ethnikos Alexandroupolis||3:2||25:21; 23:25; 19:25; 31:29; 15:13|
|21. 12. 2014 18:00||M.E.N.T. Volleyball||vs||A.E.K. Athinion Athens||3:0||25:22; 28:26; 30:28|
|22. 12. 2014 17:00||Panathinaikos A.O.||vs||Olympiacos O.S. Piraeus||2:3||17:25, 20:25, 27:25, 26:24, 12:15|
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