Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis - Piraeus 10/09/2013 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Greece - Latvia
1-0
 

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Greece do just enough to see off Latvia

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 23.00CET
Greece do just enough to see off Latvia
Dimitris Salpingidis celebrates scoring Greece's lone goal against Latvia ©AFP/Getty Images

Giorgos Samaras and Dimitris Salpingidis teamed up once again to supply the only goal as Greece beat Latvia to maintain their battle for top spot in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G.

On 18 November 2009, Samaras set up Salpingidis in Donetsk for the only goal of Greece's two-legged World Cup play-off against Ukraine, and they revived their double-act against Latvia in Piraeus. The Celtic FC forward provided an excellent through ball for Salpingidis to beat Aleksandrs Kolinko with a cool, curling, left-footed finish on 58 minutes.

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Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:24 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Greece
Latvia

1

Goals scored

0

20

Total attempts

6

7

Attempts on target

0

12

off target

5

6

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

1

1

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

1

1

Red Cards

1

13

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Red Card
    90+3
    Katsouranis (Greece) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
  • Substitution
    88
    Fetfatzidis (in) - Samaras (out) (Greece)

See also

  • Greece

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Slovakia, 11 October 2013, 1-0
  • Latvia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Lithuania, 11 October 2013, 2-0
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