Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis - Piraeus 11/09/2012 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Greece - Lithuania
2-0
 

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Greece stroll to victory against Lithuania

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.30CET
Greece 2-0 Lithuania 
Sotiris Ninis and Kostas Mitroglou scored after the break to maintain the home side's perfect start to FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G.
Greece stroll to victory against Lithuania
Greece players celebrate on their way to a second straight Group G win ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Greece
Lithuania

2

Goals scored

0

15

Total attempts

4

7

Attempts on target

1

7

off target

3

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

0

6

Offsides

0

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

10

Lineups

Greece

Greece

Lithuania

Lithuania

12Karnezis (GK)1Karčemarskas (GK)
2Maniatis
46
2Šemberas (C)
4Spyropoulos6Žaliukas
5K. Papadopoulos
62
8E. Česnauskis
21
6Tziolis10Šernas
43
56
15Torosidis13Mikoliūnas
84
17Gekas
80
14Vičius
27
18Ninis
55
15Klimavičius
19Papastathopoulos17Velička
76
21Katsouranis (C)19Vaitkūnas
22Fortounis
69
20Borovskij
46

Substitutes

1Tzorvas (GK)12Šetkus (GK)
13Glykos (GK)3Radavičius
3Siovas4Kijanskas
8Malezas5Andriuškevičius
9Mitroglou
46
72
7D. Česnauskis
46
10Christodoulopoulos9Chvedukas
11Vyntra11Rimkevičius
56
59
16Mavrias
80
16Matulevičius
20Holebas
69
18Novikovas
76
23Athanasiadis22Freidgeimas
23Slavickas

Coaches

Fernando Santos (POR) Csaba László (HUN)

Referee

Mark Courtney (NIR)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 22:36 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.30CET

Greece stroll to victory against Lithuania

Greece 2-0 Lithuania 
Sotiris Ninis and Kostas Mitroglou scored after the break to maintain the home side's perfect start to FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G.

Second-half goals by Sotiris Ninis and Kostas Mitroglou earned Greece a comfortable 2-0 home victory against Lithuania and maintained their 100% record in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G.

In a game they dominated throughout, the only surprise was that it took Greece until ten minutes after the interval to break the deadlock through Ninis. The result was put beyond doubt when Mitroglou emerged from the bench to crown a commanding performance with 18 minutes remaining.

The visitors combined defensive toil with a little luck as they kept their opponents at bay for much of the opening period. Fanis Gekas planted a header wide from Vassilis Torossidis's delivery and did the same again a quarter of an hour in following good work from Nikos Spyropoulos. Lithuania goalkeeper Žydrūnas Karčemarskas was doing his bit to ensure his side were not blown away, meanwhile, making superb reflex saves from Ninis and Kostas Fortounis.

The introduction of Mitroglou breathed new life into Greece's attack after the break. The Olympiacos FC forward came to the fore when his firm header struck a post and rebounded into the path of Ninis, who made no mistake from close range. Ninis then turned provider by teeing up Mitroglou, who found the net with a sizzling finish from an angle.

Last updated: 08/05/14 8.11CET

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