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Greece bow out with win against Cyprus

Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 20.10CET
Greece 1-0 Cyprus
Both sides were already out of contention in Group 1 but Greece made sure they finished on a high thanks to Giannis Potouridis's spectacular lob.
by Vassiliki Papantonopoulou
from Peristeri Stadium
Greece bow out with win against Cyprus
Dimitris Diamantakos (right) of Greece and Dimitris Economou of Cyprus compete ©InTime
Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 20.10CET

Greece bow out with win against Cyprus

Greece 1-0 Cyprus
Both sides were already out of contention in Group 1 but Greece made sure they finished on a high thanks to Giannis Potouridis's spectacular lob.

Greece concluded their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 1-0 victory against Cyprus.

Both sides were already out of the running for a top-two finish in Group 1 – and a place in the play-offs – but Kostas Tsanas's side finish on a more positive note. Dimitris Diamantakos and Panagiotis Ballas went close to giving Greece the lead but visiting goalkeeper Kyriakos Ioannou faced up to everything that was thrown at him.

It took something special to beat the Cypriot No1, Greece captain Giannis Potouridis lobbing him from his own half on 64 minutes. Pieros Sotiriou and Andreas Pittaras nearly drew Cyprus level but could not find a way through. Greece finish third in the section and Cyprus fifth.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.05CET

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Lineups

Greece

Greece

Cyprus

Cyprus

12
GianniotisAndreas Gianniotis (GK)
Yellow Card90+1
1
IoannouKyriakos Ioannou (GK)
3
PotouridisGiannis Potouridis (C)
Goal64
3
DemetriouStelios Demetriou
4
BougaidisMavroudis Bougaidis
4
EconomouDimitris Economou
5
LagosTassos Lagos
6
PerikleousAngelos Perikleous
Substitution37
6
BallasPanagiotis Ballas
10
EconomidesGeorgios Economides
Substitution70
7
GianniotasGiannis Gianniotas
Yellow Card89
13
SotiriouPieros Sotiriou
8
KourbelisDimitris Kourbelis
14
EfstathiouGiannis Efstathiou
10
KatidisGiorgos Katidis
Substitution73
15
AntoniadesMarios Antoniades (C)
11
StafylidisKostas Stafylidis
16
ArtymatasKostakis Artymatas
Yellow Card65
16
FourlanosSpyros Fourlanos
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
18
EnglezouNikos Englezou
18
DiamantakosDimitris Diamantakos
Substitution60
20
G. FylaktouGerasimos Fylaktou
Substitution63

Substitutes

1
GkeliosGiannis Gkelios (GK)
12
PapadopoulosGeorgios Papadopoulos (GK)
2
TzanakakisEmmanouil Tzanakakis
2
KrassasKyriakos Krassas
9
VelliosApostolos Vellios
Substitution60
7
DimosthenousCharalambos Dimosthenous
Substitution37
14
KolovosDimitris Kolovos
8
SavvaIoannis Savva
Substitution63
15
RougalasKostas Rougalas
9
PittarasAndreas Pittaras
Substitution70
17
PelkasDimitris Pelkas
Substitution46
11
AlkiviadouAndreas Alkiviadou
19
BakasetasTasos Bakasetas
Substitution73
17
RoushiasOnisiforos Roushias

Coach

Kostas Tsanas (GRE) Savvas Paraskevas (CYP)

Referee

Ognjen Valjić (BIH)

Assistant referees

Hrvoje Turudić (BIH), Haris Baković (BIH)

Fourth official

Emir Alecković (BIH)

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