Rheinpark - Vaduz 06/09/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Liechtenstein - Greece
0-1
 

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Late relief for Greece in Liechtenstein

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 23.48CET
Liechtenstein 0-1 Greece
Greece moved level with Bosnia and Herzegovina at the top of Group G but were made to work hard by a determined Liechtenstein side.
Late relief for Greece in Liechtenstein
Kostas Mitroglou celebrates with his team-mates ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Liechtenstein
Greece

0

Goals scored

1

3

Total attempts

16

1

Attempts on target

7

2

off target

9

1

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

1

0

Corners

8

1

Offsides

7

7

Yellow cards

4

1

Red Cards

1

19

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

19

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 23.48CET

Late relief for Greece in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 0-1 Greece
Greece moved level with Bosnia and Herzegovina at the top of Group G but were made to work hard by a determined Liechtenstein side.

Greece moved level with Bosnia and Herzegovina at the top of FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G but were made to work hard by a feisty Liechtenstein side.

Bosnia and Herzegovina's 1-0 home defeat by Slovakia was a huge boost to Greece, but they would not have wiped out their deficit had Kostas Mitroglou not struck with 18 minutes left in a game where both teams ended with ten men. Greece are behind on goal difference but that could change on Tuesday when, with all three of their games left at home, they welcome Latvia as Bosnia and Herzegovina visit Slovakia.

Liechtenstein, who have already held Latvia and Slovakia in Vaduz, were comfortable before the break and had a good chance through David Hasler while Panagiotis Tachtsidis threatened for Greece. Whatever Fernando Santos told his pupils at half-time worked wonders, as Greece came back firing on all cylinders, benefiting as well from the introduction of Sotiris Ninis.

Mitroglou shot just wide on 49 minutes and soon after grazed the post. Just before the hour Peter Jehle did well to keep out Mitroglou's header and Greece were then reduced to ten men as as José Holebas was sent off on a second bookable offence. Their numerical inferiority lasted for seven minutes as Hasler was also sent off.

On the 68th minute Kostas Katsouranis saw his header come off the crossbar. Four minutes later, the Greece captain initiated the move that led to the winning goal, his 30-metre cross from the right falling to Vasilis Torosidis, who teed up Mitroglou from the left for the simplest of finishes.

Two minutes later Ninis improvised a clever 30-metre lob to beat Jehle, but the crossbar denied him. The Liechtenstein goalkeeper was alert to deny Mitroglou again, when he blocked his back-heeled shot seven minutes from time, but Greece nevertheless took the points.

Last updated: 08/05/14 4.38CET

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Lineup

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Greece

Greece

1Peter Jehle (GK)1Orestis Karnezis (GK)
3Yves Oehri2Giannis Maniatis
5Ivan Quintans5Dimitris Siovas
6Martin Stocklasa8Panagiotis Kone
Yellow Card22
Substitution46
7David Hasler
Yellow Card47
Red Card66
9Kostas Mitroglou
Goal72
10Mario Frick (C)
Yellow Card26
Substitution28
15Vassilis Torossidis
Yellow Card41
11Franz Burgmeier
Yellow Card7
16Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution84
18Nicolas Hasler
Yellow Card63
19Sokratis Papastathopoulos
19Mathias Christen
Yellow Card59
Substitution90+2
20José Holebas
Yellow Card45+1
Red Card59
20Sandro Wieser
Substitution86
21Kostas Katsouranis (C)
23Michele Polverino
Yellow Card84
23Panagiotis Tachtsidis
Substitution67

Substitutes

12Cengiz Biçer (GK)13Michalis Sifakis (GK)
8Robin Gubser
Substitution90+2
3Giorgos Tzavellas
9Thomas Beck4Kostas Manolas
14Andreas Christen
Substitution28
6Alexandros Tziolis
15Sandro Wolfinger10Giorgos Karagounis
Substitution67
17Olcay Gür11Loukas Vyntra
21Seyhan Yildiz
Substitution86
14Giannis Fetfatzidis
22Burak Eris17Dimitris Papadopoulos
Substitution84
18Sotiris Ninis
Substitution46
22Kostas Fortounis

Coach

Hans-Peter Zaugg (SUI) Fernando Santos (POR)

Referee

Stanislav Todorov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Georgi Slavov (BUL), Divan Valkov (BUL)

Fourth official

Nikola Popov (BUL)

Legend:

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

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