Olympiacos triumphed in Greece

The trend of home wins followed the final series to the end. Thereby, Olympiacos SFP could defeat AEK Athens in the deciding duel with 33–29 and complete the very successful spring season.

A few weeks ago, Olympiacos put in a serious bid for the gold in European Cup but Valur secured the title by a narrow margin. Zeljko Babic´s team had no intention to fail twice and used the home fans as a leverage.

Athens was slightly up at half-time but Olympiacos prepared for a definite pull-away. Savvas Savvas (nine goals) was a dominant man from distance and Georgios Papavasilis (eight) ran fast on the left wing when the red and whites went for gold.

– Really, I have no words. I don’t have much to say. The whole team feels redeemed and proud, that we won this trophy. It was everything to us. After the lost European and the Cup, we didn’t deserve not to win the championship! We deserved to get it and we got it, said Savvas to the club webpage.

In the 47th minute the score was tied, but Olympiacos ruled with 32–26 no less then seven minutes later. Basic could sum up 33–29 on the winning side.

– This is my first season at Olympiakos, I joined the team shortly after Christmas and I am very happy and proud of this great success. 

– I believe that our tactic of getting Savva to shoot without defense was the key to success and winning today, he said to the club website.

Olympiacos SFP–AEK Athens 33–29 (15–16)