Qualifying round (Group G) - 16/10/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time) - Štadión Pasienky - Bratislava
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Greece's Salpingidis downs Slovakia

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.45CET
Slovakia 0-1 Greece
The home side had the bulk of the chances but Dimitris Salpingidis's 63rd-minute strike secured Greece an important Group G win.
Greece's Salpingidis downs Slovakia
Dimitris Salpingidis celebrates his goal with team-mate Kostas Mitroglou ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

SlovakiaGreece

Goals scored0
1
Total attempts29
 
11
Attempts on target9
 
2
off target12
 
7
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners11
 
2
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed22
 
11
Fouls suffered9
 
20

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 22:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 22.45CET

Greece's Salpingidis downs Slovakia

Slovakia 0-1 Greece
The home side had the bulk of the chances but Dimitris Salpingidis's 63rd-minute strike secured Greece an important Group G win.

Dimitris Salpingidis struck the only goal after 63 minutes to give Greece a vital FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G win in Slovakia.

In very wet conditions, Slovakia had the better of the game but were not able to find the target. And one defensive slip allowed in Salpingidis to score and put Greece level on ten points with Bosnia and Herzegovina at the top of the section, three clear of Slovakia.

Greece began the better with Kostas Katsouranis sending a lob wide and Dimitris Siovas going close with a header. But after the quarter-hour the home side got on top, Marek Hamšík just missing the target as Slovakia began to show real belief. Hamšík did find a way past goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis after Michal Breznaník's blocked shot but the ball was stopped by a Greece defender.

The second half continued in similar fashion, with Breznaník and again Hamšík having good efforts. But no goal came from it and the experienced visitors made Slovakia pay as Kostas Katsouranis put Salpingidis through with only Dušan Kuciak to beat and he made no mistake. Still Slovakia pressed but Breznaník shot just over as the home team slid to a harsh defeat.

Last updated: 17/10/12 1.39CET

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Lineup

Slovakia

Slovakia

Greece

Greece

23Dušan Kuciak (GK)12Orestis Karnezis (GK)
Yellow Card90+2
3Martin Škrtel (C)4Nikos Spyropoulos
5Radoslav Zabavník5Dimitris Siovas
Substitution75
6Michal Breznaník
Yellow Card90+5
6Alexandros Tziolis
9Miroslav Stoch
Substitution69
7Giorgios Samaras
10Marek Sapara
Yellow Card13
14Dimitris Salpingidis
Goal63
Yellow Card90+3
16Kornel Saláta15Vassilis Torossidis
17Marek Hamšík17Fanis Gekas
Substitution59
18Viktor Pečovský18Sotiris Ninis
Substitution66
19Juraj Kucka
Substitution82
19Sokratis Papastathopoulos
21Michal Ďuriš
Substitution72
21Kostas Katsouranis (C)

Substitutes

12Dušan Perniš (GK)1Kostas Lambrou (GK)
1Matúš Putnocký (GK)13Panagiotis Glykos (GK)
2Peter Pekarík2Giannis Maniatis
4Marek Čech3Giorgos Tzavellas
7Vladimír Weiss
Substitution69
9Kostas Mitroglou
Substitution59
8Karim Guédé
Substitution82
10Giorgos Karagounis
Substitution66
11Marek Bakoš16Elini Dimoutsos
13Filip Hološko
Substitution72
Yellow Card90+3
20Giorgos Fotakis
Substitution75
14Róbert Jež22Kostas Fortounis
20Ján Ďurica23Stefanos Athanasiadis
22Ľubomír Guldan

Coach

Michal Hipp (SVK) Fernando Santos (POR)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

Martin Cryans (SCO), George Drummond (SCO)

Fourth official

Euan Norris (SCO)

Legend:

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

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