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Greece strike back to better Belarus

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 20.49CET
Belarus 1-3 Greece
An early missed penalty and an unlikely opener for the home side did not deter Greece as they came back to take three Group 1 points in Borisov.
by Denis Orlov
from Gorodskoi Stadion
Greece strike back to better Belarus
Dmitri Khlebosolov of Belarus chases Greece captain Savvas Gentzoglou ©Pressball
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 20.49CET

Greece strike back to better Belarus

Belarus 1-3 Greece
An early missed penalty and an unlikely opener for the home side did not deter Greece as they came back to take three Group 1 points in Borisov.

Belarus rode their luck to take a first-half lead in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 1 encounter, but fortune favoured Greece after the break as they secured a comfortable win in Borisov.

Andrei Scherbakov saved a fourth-minute penalty from Giannis Potouridis, with Kostas Fortounis putting the loose ball over, and the Belarus goal was to be the focus of most of the action; Apostolos Giannou shot just wide, Scherbakov denied Aris Soiledis and Fortounis fired one over. However, the home side scored with their first meaningful attack after 40 minutes. Dmitri Khlebosolov's free-kick hit the wall, and though Kostas Lambrou saved from Aleksandr Makas, Oleg Patotski finished from the loose ball.

However, Belarus's charmed life did not continue after the break. First Andrei Lebedev directed Potouridis's cross past his own goalkeeper (56), before the same player found the target from 30 metres without the help of any opponent (67). Within a minute, it was 3-1, Fortounis setting up substitute Apostolos Vellios to put the finishing touch to another sparkling Greek attack. Andrei Zaleski came close to reducing the arrears at the death, but Lambrou pulled off a handy save.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.05CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Greece

Greece

1
ScherbakovAndrei Scherbakov (GK)
1
LambrouKostas Lambrou (GK)
2
YasinskiIgor Yasinski
Substitution46
3
PotouridisGiannis Potouridis
Penalty4
Goal67
3
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
Substitution76
5
LagosTassos Lagos
5
BagaDmitri Baga (C)
6
GentzoglouSavvas Gentzoglou (C)
7
KuganAleksandr Kugan
7
MavriasCharis Mavrias
Substitution89
9
PatotskiOleg Patotski
Goal40
8
MitropoulosPavlos Mitropoulos
10
KhlebosolovDmitri Khlebosolov
10
FortounisKostas Fortounis
11
MakasAleksandr Makas
Substitution63
11
SoiledisAris Soiledis
Substitution62
13
KondratievSergei Kondratiev
Yellow Card43
14
GiannouApostolos Giannou
Substitution58
14
KuzmenokIgor Kuzmenok
Yellow Card20
17
ApostolopoulosAlexis Apostolopoulos
15
LebedevAndrei Lebedev
Goal56
20
MantalosPetros Mantalos

Substitutes

12
VoytekhovichFilipp Voytekhovich (GK)
12
LondyginYuri Londygin (GK)
4
RakhmanovArtem Rakhmanov
4
KatsikasGiorgos Katsikas
Substitution89
6
ZaleskiAndrei Zaleski
Substitution76
9
VelliosApostolos Vellios
Substitution58
Goal68
8
LevitskiSergei Levitski
13
AnakoglouDimitris Anakoglou
17
KendyshYuri Kendysh
15
VlachodimosPanagiotis Vlachodimos
Substitution62
18
AleksievichIlya Aleksievich
Substitution46
16
TriantafyllouKostas Triantafyllou
21
IvanovFilipp Ivanov
Substitution63
21
KaragounisThanassis Karagounis

Coach

Yuri Shukanov (BLR) Georgios Georgiadis (GRE)

Referee

Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)

Assistant referees

Evgeni Belski (KAZ), Serik Zhappasbayev (KAZ)

Fourth official

Kairat Slambekov (KAZ)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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