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Petropoulos fuels Greece triumph

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2008, 23.47CET
Greece 1-0 Faroe Islands
Antonis Petropoulos's header ten minutes into the second half earned Greece the points to round off a largely impressive qualifying campaign.
by Vassiliki Papantonopoulou
Petropoulos fuels Greece triumph
Greece coach Nikos Nioplias ©Sportsfile
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2008, 23.47CET

Petropoulos fuels Greece triumph

Greece 1-0 Faroe Islands
Antonis Petropoulos's header ten minutes into the second half earned Greece the points to round off a largely impressive qualifying campaign.

Antonis Petropoulos's header ten minutes into the second half earned Greece the points against the Faroe Islands to round off a largely impressive UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign.

Crossbar intervenes
Nikos Nioplias's side went into the match in Kesariani looking to build on Friday's eye-catching 1-1 draw with Group 1 leaders Italy, though it was to prove a mostly frustrating evening. After dominating the first half Greece finally broke the deadlock when Panathinaikos FC forward Petropoulos converted Ioannis Papadopoulos's pinpoint cross – the goal coming minutes after a Lazaros Hristodoulopoulos free-kick had come back off the crossbar. It was not the last time the Faroe Islands, second-from-bottom in the section, were rescued by the woodwork, as four minutes from time Mihalis Pavlis contrived to blaze against the bar after capitalising on an error by goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.27CET

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Lineups

Greece

Greece

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1
VellidisMarkos Vellidis (GK)
1
G. NielsenGunnar Nielsen (GK) (C)
2
ManiatisGiannis Maniatis (C)
2
P. JustinussenPól Jóhannus Justinussen
3
SiontisStefanos Siontis
4
M. OlsenMagnus Olsen
Substitution76
4
OikonomouVangelis Oikonomou
5
DamPoul Thomas Dam
5
IoannidisGiorgos Ioannidis
6
L.HanssenLevi Hanssen
6
G. PapadopoulosGiannis Papadopoulos
7
VatinhammarSalvi Vatinhammar
Substitution90
7
MarinosStergos Marinos
8
ÓlavstovuÓlavur Ólavstovu
Substitution85
8
RikkaAntonis Rikka
9
P. PoulsenPoul Poulsen
Yellow Card89
9
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
Substitution69
10
K. JacobsenKristoffur Jacobsen
10
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution77
11
Nielsen Gudmund Nielsen
Yellow Card59
11
GiantsisDimitrios Giantsis
Substitution51
12
LambanumFritleif Lambanum

Substitutes

12
KasmeridisAlexandros Kasmeridis (GK)
16
ThomsenTórdur Thomsen (GK)
13
PetropoulosAntonis Petropoulos
Substitution51
Goal55
3
FærøOdmar Færø
14
DimoutsosElini Dimoutsos
Substitution77
13
DalbúdOssur M. Dalbúd
Substitution85
15
GentzoglouSavvas Gentzoglou
14
PoulsenRógvi Poulsen
Substitution76
16
SiakkasGiorgos Siakas
15
PoulsenFranck Poulsen
17
GeorgiadisGiorgos Georgiadis
17
R. JacobsenRóaldur Jacobsen
Substitution90
18
PavlisMichalis Pavlis
Substitution69
18
E. JacobsenErling Jacobsen

Coach

Nikos Nioplias (GRE) Hedin Askham (FRO)

Referee

Georgi Vadachkoria (GEO)

Assistant referees

Besik Chichinadze (GEO), Levan Todria (GEO)

Fourth official

Otar Khetsadze (GEO)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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