Štadión Pasienky - Bratislava 16/10/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Slovakia - Greece
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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

Slovakia
Greece

0

Goals scored

1

29

Total attempts

11

9

Attempts on target

2

12

off target

7

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

11

Corners

2

0

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

22

Fouls committed

11

9

Fouls suffered

20

Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Greece

Greece

23Kuciak (GK)12Karnezis (GK)
90+2
3Škrtel (C)4Spyropoulos
5Zabavník5Siovas
75
6Breznaník
90+5
6Tziolis
9Stoch
69
7Samaras
10Sapara
13
14Salpingidis
63
90+3
16Saláta15Torosidis
17Hamšík17Gekas
59
18Pečovský18Ninis
66
19Kucka
82
19Papastathopoulos
21Ďuriš
72
21Katsouranis (C)

Substitutes

12Perniš (GK)1Lambrou (GK)
1Putnocký (GK)13Glykos (GK)
2Pekarík2Maniatis
4Čech3Tzavellas
7Weiss
69
9Mitroglou
59
8Guédé
82
10Karagounis
66
11Bakoš16Dimoutsos
13Hološko
72
90+3
20Fotakis
75
14Jež22Fortounis
20Ďurica23Athanasiadis
22Guldan

Coaches

Michal Hipp (SVK) Fernando Santos (POR)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Press kits

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: 08/05/14 7.07CET

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