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Georgia no match for Greece

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.04CET
Greece 3-0 Georgia Three first-half goals helped the home side earn a comfortable win in their final Group 2 qualifier in Athens.
by Vassiliki Papantonopoulou
from Athens
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.04CET

Georgia no match for Greece

Greece 3-0 Georgia Three first-half goals helped the home side earn a comfortable win in their final Group 2 qualifier in Athens.

Three first-half goals helped Greece earn a comfortable 3-0 win in their final UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 2 qualifier against Georgia in Athens.

Experimental sides
With both sides having lost their chances of reaching the play-offs for next season's finals tournament, they each experimented with new tactics and new players. Greece immediately proved the effectiveness of their new tack as Lazaros Hristodoulopoulos scored with a close-range shot after just four minutes.

Turning provider
Hristodoulopoulos turned provider 15 minutes later, sending in a cross which Antonios Petropoulos headed in to make it 2-0 at the Nea Smirni stadium. Petropoulos then turned provider, sending Dimitrios Pliagas through to score Greece's third goal after 31 minutes.

Final standings
The second half lacked the urgency of the opening period, and the only event of note was the second yellow card shown to Georgia's Gocha Khojava after 51 minutes. The result leaves Greece third in the final standings with Georgia finishing the qualifying campaign third from bottom.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.03CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2006/matches/round=1910/match=74901/postmatch/report/index.html#georgia+match+greece

Lineups

Greece

Greece

Georgia

Georgia

1
AndriolasKonstantinos Andriolas (GK)
1
TotladzeIrakli Totladze (GK)
2
ArampatsisNikolaos Arampatsis
2
KaladzeAnzor Kaladze
3
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
Substitution66
4
ElbakidzeGeorgi Elbakidze
Substitution46
4
PapazachariasGrigoris Papazacharias
5
MchedlishviliDavid Mchedlishvili
5
PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
Yellow Card16
7
PipiaGogi Pipia
6
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis (C)
Substitution46
8
ZhghentiBeka Zhghenti
Substitution21
7
PliagasDimitrios Pliagas
Goal32
Substitution54
9
ChelidzeGiorgi Chelidze (C)
8
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Goal4
10
GotsiridzeBeka Gotsiridze
Yellow Card58
9
PetropoulosAntonis Petropoulos
Goal19
11
LaperashviliLado Laperashvili
Substitution55
10
LeontiouSotirios Leontiou
13
GvadzabiaZurab Gvadzabia
11
LagosPanagiotis Lagos
18
ChirikashviliIrakli Chirikashvili

Substitutes

12
ArabatzisGiannis Arabatzis (GK)
12
TevdoradzeRevaz Tevdoradze (GK)
13
TorosidisVasilis Torosidis
14
IashviliSandro Iashvili
14
PappasCharilaos Pappas
Substitution54
16
Khodzhava                                         Gocha Khodzhava
Substitution21
Red/Yellow Card52
15
GalitsiosGiorgos Galitsios
Substitution46
17
KhorguashviliValter Khorguashvili
Substitution46
16
BalafasSotiris Balafas
Substitution66
Yellow Card81
3
TomashviliGulverd Tomashvili
Substitution55
17
SaganasProkopios Saganas
18
PipinisChristos Pipinis

Coach

Stilianos Aposporis (GRE) Koba Zhorzhikashvili (GEO)

Referee

Kostadin Kostadinov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Nikola Dzhuganski (BUL), Ivan Zhechev (BUL)

Fourth official

Ahmed Ahmed (BUL)

Legend:

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