Thessaloniki PAOK won the Greek Cup for with a 1-0 victory over AEK Athens in a nearly empty Athens Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

The Thessaloniki team enjoyed its third straight Greek Cup victory with Chuba Akpom scoring the winning goal with an overhead kick in the 45th minute. AEK was runner-up in the Greek Cup for the third year in a row.

The game was played at an almost empty stadium in Athens. Due to fears of fan violence, only 900 invited spectators attended the game. There were 3,000 police officers present to ensure that there was no violence.

German referee Felix Zwayer was chosen for the final.

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Fans were also banned from gathering at Athens’ central Omonia Square where fans usually gather to celebrate after important games. The ban went into affect at 6pm local time on Thursday until 6am Sunday.