Slovenia maintain group surge

Published: Wednesday 28 May 2008, 2.45CET
Slovenia 3-1 Greece
The hosts reignited their play-off hopes with a third win in four qualification matches.
by Martin Pavcnik
Slovenia maintain group surge
Slovenia recovered from conceding an early goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SloveniaGreece

Goals scored3
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 28 May 2008, 2.45CET

Slovenia maintain group surge

Slovenia 3-1 Greece
The hosts reignited their play-off hopes with a third win in four qualification matches.

Slovenia reignited their play-off hopes with a third win in four UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualification Group 3 matches.

Return to form
Tanja Lekic's side started the pool in the worst possible fashion with a 5-0 defeat by Serbia and a six-goal reverse against runaway group leaders France. But they have now given themselves a chance of featuring in one of the five two-legged play-offs with their latest victory as they now lead Greece and Slovenia by three points, with four of the six third-placed teams to earn a two-legged tie along with the runners-up.

Early concession
Greece took an early lead but that was as good as it got for the visitors in Dravograd as Slovenia gradually assumed control. They levelled after 36 minutes through defender Manja Benak, and were in front three minutes later thanks to Mateja Zver. Natasa Petrovic added a third after the break to confirm victory for the hosts. Slovenia have two matches left, against Iceland, three points ahead in second, next month and the return in Greece in October. Greece will hope to have beaten Serbia earlier that week and still be within three points of Slovenia to have a chance of overtaking them with a better win that their defeat today.

Last updated: 29/05/08 0.03CET

Related information

Lineup

Slovenia

Slovenia

Greece

Greece

12Jadranka Knezevič (GK) (C)21Maria Adamaki
Substitution60'
10Snežana Maleševič9Anthoula Arvanitaki
Goal31'
14Anja Milenkovič10Natalia Chatzigiannidou
7Andreja Nikl3Kyriaki Kynossidou
9Nataša Petrovič
Goal90+1'
6Efthichia Michailidou (C)
Yellow Card21'
Substitution46'
2Ksenja Povh
Yellow Card43'
11Dimitra Panteliadou
Yellow Card26'
8Mateja Zver
Goal38'
Substitution82'
14Anastasia Papadopoulou
Yellow Card67'
13Manja Benak
Goal36'
8Aspasia Skiada
Yellow Card59'
4Adrijana Bogolin
Substitution46'
7Ekaterini Tsiapanou
Substitution89'
5Alena Milkovič16Magdalina Tsoukala
15Tanja Vrabel
Substitution90+1'
1Anastasia Velli (GK)

Substitutes

3Saša Peruš4Eleni Kakambouki
Substitution60'
16Špela Vehar
Substitution90+1'
15Kalomoira Kontomichi
Substitution89'
18Natalija Golob
Substitution82'
5Maria Mavroeidaki
1Lucija Mori (GK)17Aristea Theodoraki
Substitution46'
11Tjaša Tibaut12Aikaterini Falida (GK)
6Ines Špelič18Lambrini-Chrisovalanto Zkeri
17Urška Žganec
Substitution46'
Yellow Card63'
19Panagiota Tselekoglou

Coach

Tanja Lekic (SVN) Dimitrios Batsilas (GRE)

Referee

Paula Thörn (SWE)

Assistant referees

Susanne Borg (SWE), Helen Karo (SWE)

Fourth official

Tanja Subotič (SVN)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Slovenia

    Slovenia

    Next match womensworldcup: v Finland, 25 August 2010
  • Greece

    Greece

    Next match womensworldcup: v Scotland, 21 August 2010
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