Daily Archives: August 10, 2014

Greek Australian:Greek cafes transformed Australian food


Image: Capital Milk Bar in Wagga Wagga (X. Stathis, from the ‘In Their Own Image: Greek-Australians’ National Project Archives)

Australia’s Greek cafes and milk bars were never famous for their Greek food, but a new nationally-touring exhibition highlights the contribution they made to rural life. Verica Jokic reports on a celebration of the Greek immigrants who introduced Australia to the American Dream (and milkshake).

The milk bar, the milkshake and the mixed grill.

The only reason we have them in Australia is because of Greek migrants; they either invented them or brought them to Australia from abroad.

When Greeks laid down roots in country towns they opened up cafes, but it wasn’t Greek food that was on the menu. Instead, it was chocolates, ice-cream, coke and milkshakes.

The National Museum in Canberra and a travelling photographic exhibition are showcasing the contribution Australia’s Greek cafe’s have made to our taste buds.


Image: Astoria Cafe in Hunter St, Newcastle, circa late 1940s (Photo courtesy N. Raftos, from the ‘In Their Own Image: Greek-Australians’ National Project Archives.)

Joanne Bach is a curator with the National Museum and says the museum is currently exhibiting items used in the Greek-owned Busy Bee cafe in Gunnedah in NSW.

‘They opened at 7 am and closed at 11 pm, so if you came into town for a cattle sale or for business you could get a meal anytime of the day,’ she said.

The cafe closed a few years ago, but not before the museum bought some items, including colourful anodised milkshake cups and syrup dispensers, as well as fixtures and fittings which now sit in its exhibition.

Angelo Pippos is a second generation owner of a cafe in Brewarrina in northern NSW. His father opened the Cafe De Luxe back in 1926.

‘We sold steak and eggs and mixed grills, but never Greek food. It was more American style food,’ he says.

‘I tried introducing Greek food a couple of times but people didn’t like it.’

Mr Pippos says growing up in a Greek-owned cafe wasn’t easy.

‘Before we went to school we had to scrub the floors with a scrubbing brush, and after school we served on tables.’

Leonard Janiszewski is an Applied Historian with the Deparment of Modern History Macquarie University in NSW.


Image: California Cafe, Nyngan, NSW in the mid-late 1930s (Photo by Frank Hurley, courtesy J. Varvaressos, from the ‘In Their Own Image: Greek-Australians’ National Project Archives, Macquarie University)

He’s involved with a major touring photography exhibition that explores Australia’s Greek cafe culture.

He says Greeks began migrating to Australia in the mid- to late-1800s, bringing with them different ideas about food.

Their cafes became the focal point of life in country towns.

Greeks who migrated to Australia from the United States brought the milkshake idea with them.


Image: The Star Milk Bar in Darwin, NT, 1948 (Photo courtesy Papadonakis family, National Project Archives, Macquarie University)

‘Milkshakes in the US were sold in drug stores and pharmacies to help people consume their tart medicine,’ he says.

‘In Australia, that idea was turned on its head and the Greeks began selling milkshakes in cafes and milk bars.’

‘The Greeks invented the milk bar. The first milk bar was opened in 1932 in Martin Place and on the first day of opening 5,000 people turned up. Police had to block off the roads to traffic.’

source: abc.net.au

A League All Stars – Juventus 2-3


Juventus twice fought back against Alessandro Del Piero’s A-League All-Stars to win 3-2 in a Sydney spectacular.

The Bianconeri continue their pre-season tour of Asia by playing this exhibition match in Sydney, greeted by 65,000 fans.

It was the first time Del Piero has faced his former teammates and also his last game in Sydney. Arturo Vidal was on the touchline, as he still hasn’t fully recovered from a knee problem.

Alex tried one of his trademark free kicks and curled another effort just over the bar, but it was Adelaide midfielder Marcelo Carrusca who surprising gave the All-Stars the lead. He dribbled past a static Angelo Ogbonna to fire in an angled drive.

It should’ve been 2-0, but Gigi Buffon was alert to deny Besart Berisha’s strike.

Tevez had a great opportunity to equalise just before half-time, but after a give-and-go with Fernando Llorente his right-foot finish thumped the upright.

Stephan Lichtsteiner deflected Thomas Broich’s attempt out for a corner and Claudio Marchisio’s header was practically cleared off the line by Eugene Galekovic after splendid work by Tevez.

The pressure was building and the Bianconeri got their equaliser, as Patrice Evra whipped a cross into the centre for a classic Llorente header.

Del Piero, who leaves Sydney FC this summer, left the field to a standing ovation from the entire stadium after 64 minutes.

The All-Stars continued to impress and went back in front, as Juric took advantage of a defensive error to blast home.

Just as the Australians were preparing to celebrate a shock victory, Paul Pogba popped up with a fantastic stop and right-foot screamer into the corner.

Juve’s quality won out eventually, as Sebastian Giovinco’s cross was deflected, turning into an assist for Simone Pepe. The Bianconeri conquered the ANZ Stadium deep into stoppages.

A-League 2-3 Juventus

Scorers: Carrusca 9 (A), Llorente 59 (J), Juric 76 (A), Pogba 88 (J), Pepe 93 (J)

A-League All-Stars: Galekovic; Smith, Rose, Muscat, Berisha; Ibini (Hersi 66), Carrusca (Montgomery 66), Riera; North (Thwaite 66), Broich, Del Piero (Williams 64)

Juventus: Buffon (Storari 70); Caceres, Bonucci, Ogbonna; Lichtsteiner (Coman 80), Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Evra (Asamoah 70); Tevez (Pepe 80), Llorente (Giovinco 86)

source: football-italia.net

Del Piero: I could return to Juventus – but not as a player


The Bianconeri icon left the Turin club in 2012 to move to Sydney FC but he has admitted that he would be interested in taking up an off-field role with the Old Lady one day

Alessandro Del Piero has revealed that he could return to Juventus – but not as a player.

The former Italy international is currently considering his future after deciding to part company with Sydney FC, the A-League outfit he joined his beloved Bianconeri from in 2012.

Del Piero, who remains Juve’s record appearance-maker and goalscorer, has been linked with a romantic reunion with the Old Lady – but while the 39-year-old says he could yet return to Turin, he will never again don Juve’s No.10 jersey.

“[Going back to Juventus] represents one of the options for my future [after retirement],” Del Piero told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I never say never. It depends on how things go.

“Turin is my home. I am so bound to ‘Planet Juve’, but this is the future.

“I must think about the present. Everything will be decided inside two weeks.”

And Del Piero revealed that he may not yet be ready to hang up his boots quite yet and is currently mulling over offers from MLS and the J-League.

“America and Japan are two concrete and valid ideas,” the playmaker explained. “In order to decide, I must think about many things.

“First of all, Tobias [his son] starts school next year, so he needs stability.

“Then, there are the leagues that start in the summmer, others in October and some in January.”

For now, though, Del Piero is looking forward to lining up against his former club as part of the A-League All-Stars side selected to face Juventus in a friendly on Sunday.

“I’m trying to imagine my excitement, but I still can’t,” the World Cup winner admitted. “It’s strange being on the other side [to Juve].

“But it is also something that makes little sense, as my life is not that of three years ago.

“The fact that it is a friendly help, because there will be no tension.”

Del Piero spent 19 years with Juventus, scoring 290 goals in 705 appearances for the Serie A side.

source: goal.com

HSV GTS Maloo Confirmed, Expected to Be the Fastest Production Ute Ever


Although Ford Performance Vehicles and Holden will close shop in the Land Down Under in the following years, here’s a little bit of good news for Australian gearheads. A recent report hints that Holden Special Vehicles is working its magic on the ute.

The exclusive report published by the Aussies from CarsGuide tells that this car will bear the HSV GTS Maloo nameplate and will adopt the thumping great supercharged 6.2-liter V8 also fitted to the HSV GTS Sedan, Australia’s most powerful car ever.

The force-fed powerplant develops 430 kW (576 horsepower) and 740 Nm (545 lb-ft) of torque, which translates to almost the same oomph a V8 Supercar develops. A number of Holden dealerships have confirmed to the aforementioned publication the HSV GTS Maloo ute will hit the market by the end of 2014 and will cost roughly AUD 85,000.

Only 150 units of the LSA-powered workhorse are believed to see production, so there bad boys will be very rare indeed. Naturally, we expect dealers to up the sticker price of the thing with absurd premiums, just like Ford dealerships did with the limited edition FPV GT F 351. Don’t know about you, but we’re getting more and more excited with the horsepower race from the Land Down Under.

source: autoevolution.com

Iraq crisis: 150,000 Yezidi Kurds refugees surrounded by Islamic extremists


Thousands of Yezidis trapped in the Sinjar mountains as they tried to escape from Islamic State (IS) forces, are rescued by Kurdish Peshmerga forces and People’s Protection Unit (YPG) in Mosul Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Up to 150,000 desperate refugees were on Saturday still isolated on a barren stretch of mountain in Iraq surrounded by Islamic extremists despite a major international intervention.

There were reports that thousands of Yazidi Kurds, including children, may have already lost their lives after being trapped in the mountains without food and water for days. There were fears the death toll can only rise.

David Cameron spoke by phone to Barack Obama, the US President, in which they agreed that aid drops alone will not be enough and the priority must be to “get these people to safety and avert a genocide”.

Downing Street said that the refugees faced a “desperate choice” between risking dying from a lack of food and water in temperatures of up to 122F (50C) on the mountainside or “descending into the barbaric hands of terrorists”.


Thousands of Yezidis flee the Sinjar mountains

Jonathan Krohn, from The Telegraph became the first Western journalist to reach the mountains and make contact with the refugees after flying onto Mount Sinjar in a relief helicopter.

He watched as hundreds of refugees ran toward the helicopter for one of the few deliveries of aid to make it to the mountain. The helicopter, which was sent by the Iraq Army Aviation force, dipped low, opened its gun bays and dropped water and food into the arms of the waiting refugees.

General Ahmed Ithwany, who led the mission, told The Telegraph “it is death valley. Up to 70 per cent of them are dead.”

Two American aid flights have also made it to the mountain, where they have dropped off more than 36,000 meals and 7,000 gallons of drinking water to help the refugees.

However, Iraqi officials said that much of the US aid had been “useless” because it was dropped from 15,000ft without parachutes and exploded oin impact.

Handfuls of refugees have managed to escape on the helicopters but many are being left behind because the craft are unable to land on the rocky mountainside.

On Saturday night the first British aid was due to be dropped from a C130 transporter plane on to the mountainside. The aid included water, tents, solar lighting and purification equipment.

But despite the international efforts there were growing concerns that the aid so far delivered would not be enough to stem the growing humanitarian crisis.

Mr Cameron said that he is working with the United States on a plan to help get people off the mountain, amid speculation that British military personnel could become directly involved in the rescue effort. A spokesman for Downing Street said: “The long-term solution will involve getting these people to safety.”

President Barack Obama indicated on Saturday that air strikes on Iraq could continue for months to try to stem the crisis, as he said that the West could not “look away” from the plight of “countless innocent people facing a massacre”.

He warned that jihadists based in Iraq could mount attacks on “Western targets” as he admitted that intelligence agencies and governments around the world had underestimated Isis, now known as Islamic State.

He insisted, however, that the US would not put troops in Iraq. “I have been very clear that we are not going to have US combat troops in Iraq again,” he said. “We are going to maintain that because we should have learned a lesson from our long and immensely costly incursion into Iraq.”

However, Lord Dannatt, the former head of the British Army, suggested that soldiers should be stationed in northern Iraq to help create a “safe area” for the refugees and said that Britain has a “moral obligation” to join the air strikes on Iraq.

He told The Telegraph: “In the face of a crisis of this scale, with the potential for so much human misery, this is not the moment for decision-makers to be on holiday. Parliament needs to be recalled and the West needs to face up to its responsibilities. We have to make sure that we do not come out of this wringing our hands at another terrible genocide and saying “next time, we must do better”. We are being put to the test now and history will be our judge.”

Douglas Alexander, the shadow foreign secretary, said in an article for The Telegraph that he supported the Government’s decision not to mount a military intervention.

However, he added that Britain should use the Iraq crisis to highlight the “growing persecution of Christians around the world”.

The situation in Iraq intensified yesterday amid reports that Islamic militants have threatened to execute more than 300 Yazidi families unless they convert to Islam.

The Yazidis, a religious group with links to Zoroastrianism, are a Kurdish-speaking minority regarded as “devil worshippers” by the Islamic State group.

The Islamic State forces continued to push towards the cities of Erbil in Kurdistan, where the US has an embassy, opposed by Kurdish Peshmurga forces.

The militants yesterday hoisted a black flag over Mosul dam, the largest in the country. There were reports yesterday that the militants had even sent in their own engineers to start repairs on it.

The US is likely to intensify its air strikes on the area around Erbil this week. The Pentagon yesterday released footage of a series of air strikes on Islamic State forces.

The first attacks on Islamic State fighters by the US came at 11.45am on Friday. Two US Navy FA-18 fighter jets from an aircraft carrier in the Gulf dropped a series of 500lb laser-guided bombs on a jihadist artillery unit firing on Kurdish troops defending Erbil, in the autonomous region of Kurdistan.

Later the same day, the US launched a second wave of air strikes, this time using an unmanned drone to destroy an IS mortar position, while at the same time four US Navy F/A-18 fighters destroyed a convoy of seven jihadist vehicles west of Erbil.

The air strikes, the first offensive action taken in Iraq by the US for nearly three years, came after a night of air drops to deliver humanitarian aid.

Escorted by two Navy fighter jets from USS George H W Bush, three transporter planes — one C-17 and two C-130s — dropped 72 bundles of supplies, including 28,000 meals and more than 1,500 gallons of water for those trapped in the searing temperatures of the Mount Sinjar with no food and water – though some of these exploded on impact with the ground.

Three American planes conducted a second airdrop of food and water early yesterday and by the afternoon a total of 36,224 ready-to-eat meals and 6,822 gallons of drinking water had been dropped by air as part of the ongoing relief operation.

That was followed by the departure of the first two consignments of British aid, which were being flown by C-130 transporter planes to the region after leaving RAF Brize Norton yesterday.

After a brief pause in Cyprus, the two planes will fly across Iraq and over Mount Sinjar, where their RAF crews are today expected to delivered bundles of desperately-needed aid from the air.

Speaking after a meeting of Cobra, the government’s emergency committee, Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, said that the air drops will only provide a short-term solution to the crisis in Iraq.

The British government has pledged £8 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq.

Mr Hammond said: “We can expect a continuing drumbeat of airdrop operations working in co-ordination with the US and potentially with others as well. More widely, we are looking at how to support this group of people and get them off that mountain, how we are going to facilitate their exit from what is a completely unacceptable situation.”

As well as military and humanitarian intervention, diplomats are also working to try to build a new government in Iraq.

During the phone conversation between Mr Obama and Mr Cameron, they agreed that Britain and the US will work together to establish an “inclusive” government in Iraq which gives millions of Sunnis a voice.

Mr Obama said yesterday that there is concern about jihadists gathering in Iraq and Syria who “might potentially launch attacks outside the region against Western and US targets”.

He added said that the US and its allies had failed to “appreciate” the weakness of the Iraqi security forces.

He said: “There is no doubt their advance has been more rapid than the intelligence estimate and the estimations of policymakers. Part of that is not a full appreciation of the degree to which the Iraqi security forces did not have the incentive or capacity to hold ground against an aggressive adversary.”

There was growing debate yesterday about whether Britain should mount a military intervention in Iraq following Lord Dannatt’s comments.

source: telegraph.co.uk

Δύο νέα είδη δηλητηριώδους μέδουσας εντοπίστηκαν στην Αυστραλία


Δύο νέα είδη μιας εξαιρετικά δηλητηριώδους μέδουσας εντοπίστηκαν πρόσφατα σε ακτές της βορειοδυτικής Αυστραλίας.

Οι μέδουσες Irukandji έχουν συνήθως μέγεθος μόλις λίγων εκατοστών, ωστόσο, όπως αποδείχτηκε, ορισμένες μπορεί να φτάσουν σε μήκος ενός χεριού!

Η μικρότερη από αυτές, η «Malo bella», βρέθηκε κοντά στο Exmouth. Η μεγαλύτερη, η «Keesingia gigas», πιάστηκε σε δίχτυ αλιέα ανοιχτά του Shark Bay. Η ανακάλυψη αυτή ανατρέπει όλα όσα ήταν γνωστά για τις μέδουσες Irukandji, στις οποίες ανήκουν 16 -όπως διαπιστώθηκε- είδη μεδουσών.

Η «Keesingia gigas» έχει μήκος όσο ένα ανθρώπινο χέρι και μπορεί να προκαλέσει ακόμη και το θανατηφόρο σύνδρομο Irunkandji με το τσίμπημά της, τα συμπτώματα του οποίου είναι έντονος πόνος, εμετός, ναυτία και σε μεμονωμένες περιπτώσεις καρδιακό επεισόδιο.

Τα δύο νέα ευρήματα θα εκτεθούν στο Μουσείο της Δυτικής Αυστραλίας.

Πηγή: zougla.gr

All Stars vs Juventus


Alessandro Del Piero says his A-League All Stars will find it difficult to upset Italian champion Juventus on Sunday in a “strange” clash against his former club.

Del Piero, 39, is likely to play his final game in Australia in the ANZ Stadium fixture after spending the past two seasons with A-League side Sydney FC.

Prior to that stint, he starred for Juve over 19 seasons and caught up with some of the current team at a dinner in Sydney on Friday night.

“It is a strange feeling for sure, but until the moment I stand across from my former team-mates in the tunnel, I don’t now what will happen,” All Stars captain Del Piero said on Saturday.

Juventus has a glittering cast of internationals including Italian icons Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Pirlo and a host of foreign talent such as Frenchmen Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra and Argentinian Carlos Tevez.

Del Piero recalled previously scoring at least one goal against Buffon from a penalty when the goalkeeper played for Parma before joining him at Juventus.

New Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and Evra, who played in Manchester United’s 5-1 win over the All Stars in Sydney last year, have warned their team to expect a much tougher game than its 8-1 rout of an Indonesian select side last Wednesday.

“Obviously Australian soccer has improved significantly in the last (few) years,” Allegri said.

All Stars coach Josep Gombau said all of his squad would play at some stage and while he had settled on his starting side, he didn’t want to release it publicly.

Del Piero had no illusions about the extent of the task the All Stars faced.

“It’s very hard because at the end of the day, they are better than us because they (have) played with each other for a long time,” Del Piero said.

“We’re a selection and we spend only one week with Josep. He shows us everything we have to do in the game, but one week is very short to have the right combination for good confidence in each other.”

Renowned for his positive approach at Adelaide, Spaniard Gombau stressed the All Stars would embrace that style and not just “park the bus” outside their penalty area.

“For us, it’s a challenge – we need to try to show around the world that the A-League is a good league,” Gombau said.

“…that the level of our football here is great and you can show it in games like this.

“We don’t have the opportunity to play against European teams every week, we just play them once a year and it’s a great opportunity to try and show that there are good players and good coaches.”

source: sbs.com.au

Κεφαλονιά: Γιατί δεν εμφανίστηκαν τα φιδάκια της Παναγίας;


Κάθε χρόνο τέτοιες μέρες στο παρελθόν ακίνδυνα φιδάκια έβγαιναν από τις φωλιές τους και…. κατέκλυζαν μοναστήρι της Παναγίας Φιδούσας στο Μαρκόπουλο της Κεφαλονιάς. Φέτος όμως τα «θεϊκά» ερπετά είναι άφαντα!

Πού πήγαν φέτος τα «φιδάκια της Παναγίας» γιατί δεν εμφανίστηκαν στην Κεφαλονιά;

Αυτό αναρωτιούνται οι κάτοικοι στα χωριά Μαρκόπουλο και Αργίνια, όπου κάθε χρόνο στις 6 Αυγούστου, τα ακίνδυνα ερπετά έκαναν την εμφάνιση τους και κυκλοφορούσαν  ανάμεσα στους πιστούς ακίνδυνα, μέχρι την ημέρα της γιορτής, το Δεκαπενταύγουστο, όταν κρύβονται και πάλι στις φωλιές τους.

Τα περίεργα φιδάκια, έχουν ένα σημάδι στο κεφάλι σαν σταυρό, θεωρούνται «ιερά» από τους πιστούς στην περιοχή, ενώ η παρουσία τους έχει και συμβολική σημασία, καθώς συνδέονται με καλοτυχία.

Σύμφωνα με την παράδοση, τα φιδάκια δεν είχαν εμφανιστεί το 1953, όταν ισχυροί σεισμοί είχαν προκαλέσει ολική καταστροφή σχεδόν στο νησί, ενώ πιο πρόσφατα, το φαινόμενο είχε συμβεί πάλι το 1987 και το 2005 – χωρίς πάντως να συνοδευτεί από κάποια φυσική καταστροφή ή άλλο κακό.

Τώρα, πιθανολογείται πως έγινε… το αντίστροφο, δηλαδή πως οι ισχυροί σεισμοί του περασμένου Ιανουαρίου-Φεβρουαρίου επηρέασαν με κάποιο τρόπο τα πλάσματα αυτά.

Το βράδυ της Παρασκευής στο Μαρκόπουλο έγινε και σχετική δέηση από τον εφημέριο πατερα Πέτρο Ανδρεάτο στο παλιό καμπαναριό, εκεί που βγαίνουν κάθε χρόνο.


Queens Park Rangers – ΠΑΟΚ Θεσσαλονίκης 0-1


Αγαπημένος προορισμός του ΠΑΟΚ η Αγγλία, όπου εκτός από τα επίσημα, πλέον δεν χάνει ούτε στα φιλικά! Ο «δικέφαλος του Βορρά», πραγματοποιώντας καλή εμφάνιση, επικράτησε 1-0 της ΚΠΡ στο «Loftus Road».       


Με θετικό πρόσημο θα επιστρέψει ο ΠΑΟΚ από την Αγγλία. Ο «δικέφαλος του Βορρά» πέρασε το τεστ με την ΚΠΡ, επικρατώντας στο «Loftus Road» με σκορ 1-0.

Ο ΠΑΟΚ ήταν καλός αμυντικά σε όλη την διάρκεια του ματς, ενώ «ζωήρεψε» και επιθετικά στο δεύτερο ημίχρονο. Το… άχαστο, που έστειλε στο δοκάρι ο Αθανασιάδης στο 50’, το έκανε γκολ λίγο αργότερα ο Ντιν (67’, αυτογκόλ) κι έτσι η ομάδα του Άγγελου Αναστασιάδη πήρε τη νίκη, στο προτελευταίο της φιλικό προετοιμασίας.

Θερμή ατμόσφαιρα δημιούργησαν στο «Λόφτους Ρόουντ» οι περίπου 200 οπαδοί του ΠΑΟΚ, που βρέθηκαν πίσω από την μία εστία του γηπέδου. Σοβαρός τραυματισμός του Δημήτρη Κωνσταντινίδη. Δεν έχει χάσει ποτέ σε επίσημο ματς στο Νησί ο ΠΑΟΚ (Άρσεναλ και Τότεναμ).

Το ματς:
Αν και μπήκε νωθρά στο ξεκίνημα του ματς, δίνοντας την ευκαιρία στην ΚΠΡ να δημιουργήσει προβλήματα από τα άκρα, ο ΠΑΟΚ βρήκε γρήγορα τα πατήματά του. Οι παίκτες του Αναστασιάδη είχαν γρήγορη κυκλοφορία της μπάλας από την μέση και μπροστά και χάρη σ’αυτήν κατάφεραν να δημιουργήσουν, κυρίως με τον Μακ, προβλήματα στην άμυνα των Λονδρέζων. Από την μεριά της, η ομάδα του Ρέντναπ «μπλόκαρε» και δεν μπορούσε να δημιουργήσει προβλήματα στον Γλύκο.

Εκεί που ο ΠΑΟΚ άρχισε να έχει τον έλεγχο στον χώρο του κέντρου, οι «Ρέιντζερς» πάτησαν γκάζι και ισορρόπησαν το ματς, πριν τους απειλήσει ο αντίπαλος. Οι γηπεδούχοι ανέβασαν τις γραμμές τους και σταδιακά πλησίασαν την εστία του «δικέφαλου του Βορρά», που αμύνθηκε αποτελεσματικά. Ο Αναστασιάδης δοκίμασε να παίξει με αντεπιθέσεις αλλά έλειψε το καθαρό μυαλό στην τελική πάσα, με αποτέλεσμα το ημίχρονο να ολοκληρωθεί χωρίς τέρματα και ιδιαίτερες ευκαιρίες.

Πολύ καλό πρόσωπο είχε ο ΠΑΟΚ στο ξεκίνημα του δευτέρου ημιχρόνου. Οι παίκτες του Αναστασιάδη, σε αντίθεση με το πρώτο ημίχρονο, είχαν καλή εικόνα επιθετικά, απειλώντας τον Γκριν. Μάλιστα, έχασαν τεράστια ευκαιρία στο 50’, όταν ο Αθανασιάδης έστειλε την μπάλα στο δοκάρι μπροστά σε κενή εστία. Ο τραυματισμός του Κωνσταντινίδη, αλλά και οι αλλαγές του Ρέντναπ «πάγωσαν» κάπως τον ρυθμό, με αποτέλεσμα η ΚΠΡ να ισορροπήσει.

Ο «δικέφαλος του Βορρά» κατάφερε να ξαναπάρει τα ηνία και να φτιάξει παιχνίδι. Η είσοδος των Περέιρα και Σαββίδη «βγήκε» στον Αναστασιάδη με το που μπήκαν στο γήπεδο, καθώς συνδυάστηκαν εξαιρετικά και έπειτα από γύρισμα του Αργεντινού ο Ντιν έστειλε τη μπάλα στα δίχτυα της ομάδας του (67’). Η ΚΠΡ αποσυντονίστηκε πλήρως μετά το γκολ και παρότι προσπάθησε να πιέσει, δεν μπόρεσε να δημιουργήσει ρήγματα στην άμυνα του ΠΑΟΚ, που συνέχισε να είναι πιο επικίνδυνος μέχρι και το τελευταίο σφύριγμα του διαιτητή.

Οι συνθέσεις:

ΚΠΡ (Χάρι Ρέντναπ): Γκριν, Σίμπσον, Κόλκερ,Φέρντιναντ,Νταν (57’ Ονουόχα), Ράιτ Φίλιπς,Μπάρτον (57’ Χιλ) Μπάρτον Φέρντιναντ, Χόιλετ (57’ Ζαμόρα),Φόρλιν,Ματς, Χόιλετ,Όστιν

Στον πάγκο: Μέρφι, Φίλιπς, Χάριμαν, Ντάουτι, Χένρι

ΠΑΟΚ (Άγγελος Αναστασιάδης): Γλύκος (70’ Γιακουμής), Ρατς (65’ Σπυρόπουλος),Μαντούρο (70’ Ποζατζίδης),Βίτορ (46’ Κατσικάς),Τζαβέλλας (46’ Σκόνδρας), Κάτσε,Κίτσιου (46’ Κωνσταντινίδης, 58’ Τζιόλης), Γκολάσα (65’ Σαββίδης), Μακ (70’ Τζανδάρης), Σαλπιγγίδης (65’ Περέιρα), Αθανασιάδης (70’ Κουλούρης)

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