The match between PAOK and Levadiakos would probably mean nothing for the fans of football all around the world. But for the fans of the team from Thessaloniki, it could mean everything. After the draw by 1-1 against Larissa on last Sunday (the 4th of April), they would have the chance to have a dreamy final match at home. With the amazing victory by 5-0 at the Toumba Stadium, they totalized 77 points after 29 matches. With the Greek Championship having a total of 30 matches and the second place, Olympiacos, having 72 points, it was official. PAOK were once again the champions of Greece. After 34 years of waiting.
After the last title, in 1985, the road was hard and the wait was almost unbearable for the fans. But this Sunday this finally changed.
The goals of the match started early, and so the party. Before the 3rd minute, Shakhov already opened the scoring with a strong shot. A few minutes later, after Giannoulis was brought down inside the area. Biseswar stepped up and scored the second for the home team. The fans were already satisfied with that, but the second half made them crazy.
At the 53rd minute, Fernando Varela jumped higher than all defenders from Levadiakos and put the ball inside the net. The fourth goal came also on a header, this time with Shakhov, at the 60th minute. Putting an end to the trashing, the number 9 Karol Swiderski finally scored his goal, after a good counter-attack. And what a beautiful goal scored by the 22-years-old Polish. It was certainly the icing on the cake after an amazing game and an amazing season for PAOK.
The party had already started and got bigger after every goal the home side scored. The fans went crazy when the referee finally gave the last whistle and the players celebrated what they were waiting for. It is the 3rd title in PAOK’s history. After 34 years, one of the giants in Greece finally showed all their power again. And according to their staff “The Future is Here.”.