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Khlebosolov penalty seals victory for Belarus

Published: Wednesday 10 August 2011, 22.29CET
Greece 2-3 Belarus
Belarus made the perfect start to their Group 1 qualifying campaign thanks to a last-gasp penalty by Dimitri Khlebosolov.
Khlebosolov penalty seals victory for Belarus
Belarus's Sergei Politevich (left) and Giannis Skondras line up before the match ©Paraskevi Pappa

Match statistics

GreeceBelarus

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target6
 
7
Attempts off target8
 
4
Corners10
 
1
Fouls committed8
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Wednesday 10 August 2011, 22.29CET

Khlebosolov penalty seals victory for Belarus

Greece 2-3 Belarus
Belarus made the perfect start to their Group 1 qualifying campaign thanks to a last-gasp penalty by Dimitri Khlebosolov.

Having finished third at this summer's final tournament in Denmark, Belarus set out on the road to Israel 2013 with a 3-2 victory against Greece courtesy of Dimitri Khlebosolov's added-time penalty.

Khlebosolov's superb solo effort put the visitors ahead on 13 minutes, with Oleg Patotski doubling their advantage soon after. Giannis Potouridis pulled one back from the spot and when Kostas Fortounis equalised three minutes from time Georgios Georgiadis's side were seemingly headed for a point. However, Tassos Lagos fouled Artem Skitov inside the area and Khlebosolov converted the penalty to seal a last-gasp victory for Belarus.

The visitors began on the front foot and were ahead early on, Khlebosolov dribbling his way past three defenders and beating Kostas Lambrou from close range. Five minutes later Yuri Shukanov's side extended their lead through Patotski, who pounced on the loose ball after Lambrou failed to collect Yuri Kendysh's strike.

Pavlos Mitropoulos and Fortounis came closest to pulling one back for Greece, who were given a way back into the match when Igor Kuzmenok felled Apostolos Giannou inside the penalty area. Potouridis kept his cool to send Georgiadis's side into the break on a high.

The hosts came out firing after the break and piled men forward in search of an equaliser. Apostolos Vellios headed wide and later tested the reflexes of Andrei Scherbakov from a Fortounis corner. Greece got the equaliser they were craving when the lively Fortounis found a way past Scherbakov with three minutes remaining, but Khlebosolov denied them a share of the spoils at the death.

Both nations return to qualifying action on 2 September, when Greece visit Cyprus and Belarus host Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Last updated: 27/03/13 3.58CET

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Lineups

Greece

Greece

Belarus

Belarus

1
LambrouKostas Lambrou (GK)
Yellow Card90+4
1
ScherbakovAndrei Scherbakov (GK)
2
SkondrasGiannis Skondras (C)
Yellow Card29
3
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
Yellow Card86
3
PotouridisGiannis Potouridis
Goal38
4
PolitevichSergei Politevich (C)
Yellow Card87
4
ManolasKostas Manolas
Substitution78
5
BagaDmitri Baga
5
StamouDimitris Stamou
Substitution32
7
KuganAleksandr Kugan
Yellow Card56
6
MitropoulosPavlos Mitropoulos
8
PatotskiOleg Patotski
Goal18
Substitution71
7
VlachodimosPanagiotis Vlachodimos
Substitution57
10
KhlebosolovDmitri Khlebosolov
Goal13
Goal90+4
8
LagosTassos Lagos
13
KondratievSergei Kondratiev
9
GiannouApostolos Giannou
17
KendyshYuri Kendysh
10
FortounisKostas Fortounis
Goal87
18
AleksievichIlya Aleksievich
11
KaragounisThanassis Karagounis
21
KuzmenokIgor Kuzmenok

Substitutes

12
LondyginYuri Londygin (GK)
12
VoytekhovichFilipp Voytekhovich (GK)
13
ApostolopoulosAlexis Apostolopoulos
2
YasinskiIgor Yasinski
14
AvlonitisTassos Avlonitis
6
ZaleskiAndrei Zaleski
15
AnakoglouDimitris Anakoglou
Substitution78
9
KravchukMikhail Kravchuk
16
ChrysofakisChristos Chrysofakis
11
PetrovAleksei Petrov
17
VassilogiannisAndreas Vassilogiannis
Substitution57
14
TsyenchenVobha Tsyenchen
18
VelliosApostolos Vellios
Substitution32
15
SkitovArtem Skitov
Substitution71

Coach

Georgios Georgiadis (GRE) Yuri Shukanov (BLR)

Referee

Paolo Valeri (ITA)

Assistant referees

Nicola Nicoletti (ITA), Roberto Romagnoli (ITA)

Fourth official

Daniele Doveri (ITA)

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