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Greece assured of play-off place

Published: Saturday 4 September 2010, 21.01CET
FYROM 1-2 Greece
Anastasios Papazoglou scored an 80th-minute winner as Georgios Georgiadis's side secured top spot in Group 9 and a play-off place.
by Emil Gasevski
from Mladost Stadium
Greece assured of play-off place
Dimitrios Siovas (No5) celebrates after scoring Greece's opener ©FFM
Published: Saturday 4 September 2010, 21.01CET

Greece assured of play-off place

FYROM 1-2 Greece
Anastasios Papazoglou scored an 80th-minute winner as Georgios Georgiadis's side secured top spot in Group 9 and a play-off place.

Greece beat the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to secure top spot in Group 9 and a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

England's 1-0 win against Portugal on Friday night put them to within two points of the section leaders, but Stuart Pearce's side are now five adrift with just the visit of Lithuania to come on Tuesday. Greece completed their fixtures in Strumica, Anastasios Papazoglou earning them all three points after Daniel Georgievski had cancelled out Dimitrios Siovas's earlier effort.

It was superb opener from the defender, whose 39th-minute header from a Dimitrios Giantsis corner left Kristijan Naumovski with no chance.  FYROM, though, did not go quietly as they continued to seek their first win of the campaign and drew level on 64 minutes when Georgievski finished off Filip Petrov's fine approach play. It was to be Greece's day, however, Papazoglou heading Georgios Ioannidis's free-kick past Naumovski with ten minutes remaining.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.41CET

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Lineups

FYROM

FYROM

Greece

Greece

1
NaumovskiKristijan Naumovski (GK)
1
GiakoumisAsterios Giakoumis (GK)
2
GeorgievskiDaniel Georgievski
Goal64
2
SkondrasGiannis Skondras
Yellow Card67
3
RistevskiKirce Ristevski
3
PapazoglouTassos Papazoglou
Yellow Card55
Goal80
4
UrdinovYani Urdinov
Substitution63
4
K. PapadopoulosKyriakos Papadopoulos
5
DimitrovskiVladimir Dimitrovski (C)
5
SiovasDimitris Siovas (C)
Goal39
6
BogdanovicGoran Bogdanovic
Yellow Card66
6
IoannidisGiorgos Ioannidis
7
DuranskiFilip Duranski
Substitution46
7
KoutsianikoulisVassilis Koutsianikoulis
Substitution64
8
PetrovicMilovan Petrovic
Substitution77
8
GentzoglouSavvas Gentzoglou
Yellow Card81
9
IvanovskiMirko Ivanovski
Yellow Card62
9
PapazoglouSakis Papazoglou
Yellow Card66
10
MuaremMuarem Muarem
10
DimoutsosElini Dimoutsos
Substitution85
11
PetrovFilip Petrov
11
GiantsisDimitrios Giantsis
Substitution73

Substitutes

12
EfremovAndreja Efremov (GK)
12
StratilatisKyriakos Stratilatis (GK)
13
HasaniFeran Hasani
Substitution46
14
ArgyropoulosLeonidas Argyropoulos
Substitution85
14
BrdarevskiVladica Brdarevski
15
FetfatzidisGiannis Fetfatzidis
Substitution64
Yellow Card84
15
Antonio StankovAntonio Stankov
Substitution77
16
FortounisKostas Fortounis
Substitution73
16
SpirovskiStefan Spirovski
Substitution63
17
GiannouApostolos Giannou
17
GeorgievDragan Georgiev
18
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
18
AltiparmakovskiMarjan Altiparmakovski
19
KatsikogiannisGiorgos Katsikogiannis

Coach

Boban Babunski (MKD) Georgios Georgiadis (GRE)

Referee

Marius Avram (ROU)

Assistant referees

Octavian Sovre (ROU), Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU)

Fourth official

Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU)

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