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Malta - Greece 0-4 - 15/10/2013 - Match page - Under-21 2015

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Greece return to form with Malta triumph

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 18.55CET
Malta 0-4 Greece
The visitors bounced back from Friday's Group 7 defeat away to Turkey to return to winning ways with an emphatic victory in Ta' Qali.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Ta' Qali National Stadium
Greece return to form with Malta triumph
Greece's Giannis Potouridis (right) celebrates scoring in Malta ©Domenic Aquilina

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Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 18.55CET

Greece return to form with Malta triumph

Malta 0-4 Greece
The visitors bounced back from Friday's Group 7 defeat away to Turkey to return to winning ways with an emphatic victory in Ta' Qali.

Greece made light work of Malta in Ta' Qali to reinvigorate their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7 campaign following Friday's loss to Turkey.

Giannis Potouridis and Dimitris Kolovos struck in the first half to give the visitors a two-goal lead at the break before Kolovos and Dimitris Diamantakos scored late to wrap up the points.

Early Greek domination paid dividends in the 17th minute when captain Potouridis slotted in a penalty after Apostolos Vellios had been fouled by Daniel Zerafa in the area. Kolovos doubled the advantage before the interval, collecting a loose ball as the Malta defence surrendered possession and sending a dipping shot past Yenez Cini in the home goal.

Malta failed to get a foothold in the game after half-time, and when Kolovos's low effort found the net in the 90th minute and Diamantakos headed an added-time fourth, the scoreline fully reflected Greece's supremacy. "We pressed Malta from the first minute and the goals followed in style," said midfielder Tassos Lagos after the final whistle. "I didn't believe we could win so comfortably but we played really well."

Last updated: 05/06/15 7.35CET

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Lineups

Malta

Malta

Greece

Greece

1
CiniYenz Cini (GK)
1
DioudisSokratis Dioudis (GK)
3
GrechChristian Grech
Yellow Card63
5
PotouridisGiannis Potouridis (C)
Goal17
4
AzzopardiAyrton Azzopardi
Substitution46
7
MavriasCharis Mavrias
Substitution77
6
Z. MuscatZach Muscat (C)
Yellow Card16
8
LagosTassos Lagos
8
KristensenBjorn Kristensen
Yellow Card66
9
VelliosApostolos Vellios
Substitution24
10
S. PisaniStephen Pisani
10
KolovosDimitris Kolovos
Goal45+1
Yellow Card50
Goal90
16
Clyde BorgClyde Borg
Substitution75
11
BouchalakisAndreas Bouchalakis
17
J. PisaniJurgen Pisani
Substitution56
14
MarinakisNikos Marinakis
20
CamenzuliRyan Camenzuli
15
TriantafyllopoulosKostas Triantafyllopoulos
22
D. ZerafaDaniel Zerafa
Yellow Card42
18
LykogiannisCharalambos Lykogiannis
Yellow Card75
23
J.P. FarrugiaJean Paul Farrugia
20
KarelisNikos Karelis
Substitution64

Substitutes

12
Calleja CremonaMatthew Calleja Cremona (GK)
12
GiannakopoulosNikos Giannakopoulos (GK)
2
TaboneMatthew Tabone
Substitution46
2
KitsiouStelios Kitsiou
7
MicallefLydon Micallef
4
BougaidisMavroudis Bougaidis
9
FalzonDaren Falzon
6
KourbelisDimitris Kourbelis
Substitution77
11
BezzinaJohan Bezzina
Substitution56
16
KouroAlexandros Kouro
Substitution64
15
SpiteriMark Spiteri
19
DiamantakosDimitris Diamantakos
Substitution24
Goal90+4
19
B. MuscatBrandon Muscat
Substitution75

Coach

Raymond Farrugia (MLT) Kostas Tsanas (GRE)

Referee

Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)

Assistant referees

Áskell Thór Gíslason (ISL), Gylfi Mar Sigurdsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson (ISL)

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