Greece assured of play-off place

Published: Saturday 4 September 2010, 20.01CET
FYROM 1-2 Greece
Anastasios Papazoglou scored an 80th-minute winner as Georgios Georgiadis's side secured top spot in Group 9 and a play-off place.
by Emil Gasevski
from Mladost Stadium
Greece assured of play-off place
Dimitrios Siovas (No5) celebrates after scoring Greece's opener ©Football Federation of FYR of Macedonia
 

Match statistics

FYROMGreece

Goals scored1
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts6
 
8
Attempts off target4
 
2
Corners8
 
5
Fouls committed13
 
19

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Published: Saturday 4 September 2010, 20.01CET

Greece assured of play-off place

FYROM 1-2 Greece
Anastasios Papazoglou scored an 80th-minute winner as Georgios Georgiadis's side secured top spot in Group 9 and a play-off place.

Greece beat the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to secure top spot in Group 9 and a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

England's 1-0 win against Portugal on Friday night put them to within two points of the section leaders, but Stuart Pearce's side are now five adrift with just the visit of Lithuania to come on Tuesday. Greece completed their fixtures in Strumica, Anastasios Papazoglou earning them all three points after Daniel Georgievski had cancelled out Dimitrios Siovas's earlier effort.

It was superb opener from the defender, whose 39th-minute header from a Dimitrios Giantsis corner left Kristijan Naumovski with no chance.  FYROM, though, did not go quietly as they continued to seek their first win of the campaign and drew level on 64 minutes when Georgievski finished off Filip Petrov's fine approach play. It was to be Greece's day, however, Papazoglou heading Georgios Ioannidis's free-kick past Naumovski with ten minutes remaining.

Last updated: 04/09/10 21.07CET

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Lineup

FYROM

FYROM

Greece

Greece

1Kristijan Naumovski (GK)1Asterios Giakoumis (GK)
2Daniel Georgievski
Goal64'
2Giannis Skondras
Yellow Card67'
3Kirče Ristevski3Tasos Papazoglou
Yellow Card55'
Goal80'
4Yani Urdinov
Substitution63'
4Kyriakos Papadopoulos
5Vladimir Dimitrovski (C)5Dimitrios Siovas (C)
Goal39'
6Goran Bogdanovic
Yellow Card66'
6Giorgos Ioannidis
7Filip Duranski
Substitution46'
7Vassilis Koutsianikoulis
Substitution64'
8Milovan Petrovic
Substitution77'
8Savas Gentzoglou
Yellow Card81'
9Mirko Ivanovski
Yellow Card62'
9Sakis Papazoglou
Yellow Card66'
10Muarem Muarem10Elini Dimoutsos
Substitution85'
11Filip Petrov11Dimitrios Giantsis
Substitution73'

Substitutes

12Andreja Efremov (GK)12Kyriakos Stratilatis (GK)
13Feran Hasani
Substitution46'
14Leonidas Argyropoulos
Substitution85'
14Vladica Brdarovski15Giannis Fetfatzidis
Substitution64'
Yellow Card84'
15Antonio Stankov
Substitution77'
16Kostas Fortounis
Substitution73'
16Stefan Spirovski
Substitution63'
17Apostolos Giannou
17Dragan Georgiev18Stefanos Athanasiadis
18Marjan Altiparmakovski19Giorgos Katsikogiannis

Coach

Boban Babunski (MKD) Georgios Georgiadis (GRE)

Referee

Ionut Marius Avram (ROU)

Assistant referees

Octavian Sovre (ROU), Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU)

Fourth official

Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU)

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