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Finland cancel out Greece lead

Published: Saturday 11 October 2014, 22.43CET
Finland 1-1 Greece
Jarkko Hurme volleyed an equaliser early in the second half to cancel out Nikos Karelis's fine opener for Greece.
by Mikael Eravuori
from Olympic Stadium

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Match statistics

FinlandGreece

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)51
 
49
Total attempts10
 
13
on target3
 
5
off target5
 
6
blocked2
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
3
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
9
Fouls suffered8
 
9

Standings

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Published: Saturday 11 October 2014, 22.43CET

Finland cancel out Greece lead

Finland 1-1 Greece
Jarkko Hurme volleyed an equaliser early in the second half to cancel out Nikos Karelis's fine opener for Greece.

Finland come from behind for a draw which lifts them to four Group F points, Greece to one
Nikos Karelis's fine finish puts Greece ahead at half-time
Jarkko Hurme volleys an equaliser after Finland begin the second half brightly
After the equaliser the teams cancel each other out
Next games: Finland v Romania, Greece v Northern Ireland (Tuesday)

Finland came from behind to share the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group F points with Greece in Helsinki.

The hosts had won in the Faroe Islands last month – while Greece were losing at home to Romania – and looked lively from the off. As early as the second minute, Tim Sparv steered an Alexander Ring corner just past the post.

Greece soon recovered from that start and took a 24th-minute lead. Andreas Samaris picked up a loose ball and played a short backward pass which invited Nikos Karelis to send a powerful shot from 20 metres into the right-hand corner of the Finland goal.

The visitors were now in control and it took until half-time for Finland to regain their footing. Yet they began the second period brightly and within ten minutes were rewarded with an equaliser. Substitute Kasper Hämäläinen neatly flicked the ball into the path of full-back Jarkko Hurme, who volleyed superbly into the bottom-left corner

The Finns grew in confidence and promptly searched for a second goal. Yet for all that Greece were stunned by the leveller, they were soon able to steady themselves and the stalemate prevailed.

Last updated: 03/06/15 3.13CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013862/postmatch/report/index.html#finland+hold+greece

Lineups

Finland

Finland

Greece

Greece

1
MäenpääNiki Mäenpää (GK)
Yellow Card84
1
KarnezisOrestis Karnezis (GK)
3
MoisanderNiklas Moisander (C)
2
ManiatisGiannis Maniatis
Yellow Card84
4
ToivioJoona Toivio
4
ManolasKostas Manolas
7
EremenkoRoman Eremenko
11
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
8
P. HetemajPerparim Hetemaj
Yellow Card13
Substitution46
15
TorosidisVasilis Torosidis (C)
Yellow Card22
10
PukkiTeemu Pukki
Substitution70
16
MavriasCharis Mavrias
Substitution70
11
RiskiRiku Riski
Substitution88
17
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis
Substitution84
13
ArkivuoKari Arkivuo
18
KarelisNikos Karelis
Goal24
Yellow Card29
Substitution81
14
SparvTim Sparv
Yellow Card74
19
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
19
RingAlexander Ring
22
SamarisAndreas Samaris
22
HurmeJarkko Hurme
Goal55
23
TachtsidisPanagiotis Tachtsidis

Substitutes

12
HradeckyLukas Hradecky (GK)
12
GlykosPanagiotis Glykos (GK)
23
JoronenJesse Joronen (GK)
13
KapinoStefanos Kapino (GK)
2
SorsaSebastian Sorsa
3
StafylidisKostas Stafylidis
5
LampiVeli Lampi
5
MorasVangelis Moras
Substitution70
6
OjalaJuhani Ojala
6
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis
9
MarkkanenEero Markkanen
7
SamarasGiorgios Samaras
Substitution81
15
KaukoJoni Kauko
8
MantalosPetros Mantalos
16
TainioTeemu Tainio
Substitution88
9
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
Substitution84
17
MattilaSakari Mattila
10
FortounisKostas Fortounis
18
UronenJere Uronen
14
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
20
PohjanpaloJoel Pohjanpalo
Substitution70
20
GiannoulisKostas Giannoulis
21
HämäläinenKasper Hämäläinen
Substitution46
21
SkondrasGiannis Skondras

Coach

Mixu Paatelainen (FIN) Claudio Ranieri (ITA)

Referee

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Assistant referees

Raúl Cabanero (ESP), Jorge Canelo Prieto (ESP)

Fourth official

Roberto Alonso (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Del Cerro (ESP), Mario Melero Lopez (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution