Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis - Piraeus 15/10/2013 - 19:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Greece - Liechtenstein
2-0
 

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Greece finish second after Liechtenstein win

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.03CET
Greece 2-0 Liechtenstein
Fernando Santos's team confirmed their place in the play-offs thanks to goals in each half from Dimitris Salpingidis and Giorgos Karagounis.
by Vassiliki Papantonopoulou
Greece finish second after Liechtenstein win
Dimitris Salpingidis opened the scoring for Greece ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Greece
Liechtenstein

2

Goals scored

0

15

Total attempts

3

4

Attempts on target

1

9

off target

2

2

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

3

4

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

14

13

Fouls suffered

10

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Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 12:54 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.03CET

Greece finish second after Liechtenstein win

Greece 2-0 Liechtenstein
Fernando Santos's team confirmed their place in the play-offs thanks to goals in each half from Dimitris Salpingidis and Giorgos Karagounis.

Greece will feature in the FIFA World Cup qualifying play-offs after a 2-0 victory at home to Liechtenstein proved insufficient to overhaul group winners Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dimitris Salpingidis set the home side on their way by scoring after seven minutes in Piraeus. Captain Giorgos Karagounis completed the formalities nine minutes from full time, yet the Bosnians still sealed top spot by virtue of a superior goal difference after their 1-0 success in Lithuania.

Greece's early enthusiasm had been rewarded when José Holebas and Giorgios Samaras combined on the left, the former crossing for Salpingidis to net from close range. The visitors launched only sporadic raids forward, though when they did advance Sandro Wieser's goal-bound effort deflected narrowly wide. Salpingidis then flashed a shot past a post as Greece finished the opening half with a flourish.

Fernando Santos's men dominated for long periods after the restart but struggled to crack Liechtenstein's stern resistance. They nonetheless continued to probe and finally broke through again when 36-year-old Karagounis curled in a sublime free-kick for his tenth international goal.

Last updated: 08/05/14 2.35CET

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