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Maurizio Sarri bemoans Chelsea’s wastefulness in front of goal in Greece

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by PA54 hits

Maurizio Sarri rued the profligacy of Chelsea and striker Alvaro Morata after Thursday night’s 1-0 win at PAOK Salonika.Willian’s seventh-minute strike was the difference for the Blues, who have five wins from five Premier League games, but Pedro and Morata spurned numerous opportunities to add to the lead.“We were in control of the match for 90 minutes,” head coach Sarri...Full Story »

Frustrated Dyche questions refereeing decisions as Burnley lose in Greece

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by PA50 hits

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was left questioning the referee’s decisions to award the hosts a penalty and send Ben Gibson off after the 3-1 loss at Olympiakos on Thursday.Dyche claimed “all and sundry” from Olympiakos had spoken to referee Slavko Vincic in the tunnel at half-time of the Europa League qualifying play-off first leg, “making it clear they weren’t happy&rdq...Full Story »

Olympiakos Piraeus 3 - 1 Burnley: Ben Gibson sees red as Burnley beaten by Olympiakos in Greece

Posted Friday, August 24, 2018 by PA128 hits

Burnley had Ben Gibson sent off as they suffered a 3-1 loss at Olympiakos in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying play-off.After Chris Wood’s 33rd-minute penalty cancelled out a free-kick from the hosts’ captain Kostas Fortounis, Olympiakos regained the lead through an Andreas Bouchalakis header in the 49th minute.And Fortounis then converted a penalty of his own on the ho...Full Story »

Greece 0 - 0 Croatia: Croatia ease into World Cup with draw in Greece

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by PA107 hits

Croatia comfortably negotiated the second leg of their play-off tie against Greece with a goalless draw sealing their place at next summer's World Cup. Leading 4-1 from the home leg in Croatia, Zlatko Dalic's team never got out of second gear - but then they did not need to against a Greece side who lacked ideas going forward and who took until the 86th minute to muster a shot on target. Gre...Full Story »

Greece vs Croatia - Sokratis not optimistic for Greece after 4-1 loss to Croatia

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by PA139 hits

Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos admits Croatia have likely "95 per cent" already qualified for the World Cup. The Ethniki were pushed to the brink of outright elimination from the tournament by a 4-1 humbling in Zagreb - a result the Greek press have called an "unprecedented disgrace". Goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis conceded an early penalty which Luka Modric converted and Nikola Kalini...Full Story »

Croatia put themselves on brink of World Cup qualification after thumping Greece

Posted Thursday, November 09, 2017 by PA59 hits

Croatia set one foot back in the World Cup finals after cruising to an emphatic 4-1 win over Greece in the first leg of their qualifying play-off in Zagreb.Goals from Luca Modric, Nikola Kalinic, Ivan Perisic and Andrej Kramaric were enough to make Sunday's second leg against the Greeks - who replied through Sokratis Papastathopoulos - appear a formality.Shrugging off the absence through injury...Full Story »

Croatia vs Greece - Ivan Perisic determined to get the job done in home leg

Posted Thursday, November 09, 2017 by PA126 hits

Ivan Perisic is confident Croatia have the firepower to claim a strong advantage in the home leg of their World Cup play-off with Greece. With a place at Russia 2018 on the line, Croatia host the Greeks at the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb on Thursday before travelling to Piraeus for the return leg on Sunday. Croatia go into the opener unbeaten in their last 11 competitive home games and winger P...Full Story »

Panathinaikos 0 - 2 Celta Vigo: Celta Vigo through to last 32 with comfortable victory in Greece

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2016 by PA75 hits

Celta Vigo claimed their place in the last 32 of the Europa League with a straightforward 2-0 win over Panathinaikos in Athens. The result never seemed in doubt after John Guidetti opened the scoring in the fourth minute but Fabian Orellana made victory certain with a 76th-minute penalty. Celta had still needed to better Standard Liege's result against Ajax to be sure of progressing from Group...Full Story »

Greece 1 - 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Giorgos Tzavelas scores at the death as Greece draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Sunday, November 13, 2016 by PA79 hits

Giorgos Tzavelas crashed home a 25-yard equaliser in the fifth minute of added time to earn Greece a 1-1 draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina in a match which saw both teams finish with 10 men. The visitors went in front after half an hour when Miralem Pjanic's venomous free-kick came off the left post, hit the back of unfortunate goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis and rebounded into the net. Kostas Mitr...Full Story »

Estonia 0 - 2 Greece: Greece grab another win at Estonia's expense

Posted Monday, October 10, 2016 by PA72 hits

Greece made it three wins out of three in Group H with a comfortable 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory in Estonia. Vasileios Torosidis took just two minutes to put the visitors ahead when he nodded in a Petros Mantalos corner. Greece came close to extending their lead in the first half but Panagiotis Tachtsidis and Mantalos were both narrowly off target. Estonia had a chance to equalise moment...Full Story »

Greece 2 - 0 Cyprus: Greece lightning strikes twice against Cyprus

Posted Friday, October 07, 2016 by PA45 hits

Greece made it two wins from as many World Cup Group H qualifiers following a 2-0 derby victory over Cyprus at a wet Karaiskakis Stadium. First-half goals from Kostas Mitroglou and Petros Mantalos helped the hosts follow up their 4-1 win in Gibraltar last time out. The match, involving two teams with the same national anthem, was the subject of a pitch inspection ahead of kick-off following a...Full Story »

Gibraltar 1 - 4 Greece: Greece finish first-half with a flourish to see off Gibraltar

Posted Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by PA64 hits

Greece scored three times inside four first-half minutes on the way to thrashing Gibraltar 4-1 in their World Cup qualifier. Konstantinos Mitroglou's spectacular volley from the edge of the area put the Greeks ahead, but Liam Walker fired into the top left corner to equalise. Scott Wiseman turned the ball into his own net to restore the away side's lead in the 44th minute before Kostas Fortoun...Full Story »

Spain stunned in loss to Georgia as Greece beat Australia in friendlies

Posted Wednesday, June 08, 2016 by hits

Spain saw their 11-game unbeaten streak end in a 1-0 loss to Georgia in a friendly in Getafe on Tuesday night. In their final warm-up before Euro 2016, La Roja were undone by a Tornike Okriashvili goal in the 40th minute. Jaba Jigauri's pass across the face of goal got past David De Gea and Okriashvili had the simplest of finishes. There was a scary moment shortly after half-time when Georgia ...Full Story »

Northern Ireland 3 - 1 Greece : Northern Ireland secure qualification for Euro 2016 with 3-1 victory over Greece

Posted Thursday, October 08, 2015 by PA28 hits

Northern Ireland are heading to their first ever European Championship after captain Steven Davis and Josh Magennis kicked off celebrations 30 years in the making at Windsor Park. The nation has not been seen a major tournament since the 1986 World Cup but that will all change in France next summer after an unforgettable 3-1 victory in Belfast. Michael O'Neill's men knew three points would be ...Full Story »

Costa Rica 1 : 1 Greece (5-3 on pens) - Costa Rica through on penalties

Posted Sunday, June 29, 2014 by PA225 hits

Costa Rica are through to their first ever World Cup quarter-final after recovering from a second-half red card, a late Greece leveller and an extra-time barrage to progress on penalties. Los Ticos have been the tournament's surprise package in Brazil, overcoming Uruguay and Italy before holding England to a goalless draw as they won Group D. That dream run continued in Recife on Sunday as t...Full Story »

Costa Rica vs Greece preview - Santos wary of Costa Rica

Posted Sunday, June 29, 2014 by PA639 hits

Fernando Santos admits it would be foolish for his Greece team to under-estimate giant-killers Costa Rica, who will look to make history in Recife on Sunday. When Costa Rica were placed in Group D at the World Cup draw in the opulent holiday resort of Costa do Sauipe last December, there seemed little hope of the Central American nation making it through to the second round. But six months l...Full Story »

Greece 2 : 1 Cote d'Ivoire - Samaras spot-on as Greece progress

Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by PA262 hits

Former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras struck an injury-time penalty as Greece snatched a place in the World Cup last-16 with a dramatic 2-1 win over Ivory Coast. The African side had looked to be going through to the knockout stages as Group C runners-up after Swansea's Wilfried Bony cancelled out Andreas Samaris' first-half strike in the 74th minute in Fortaleza. But Greece, who hit the wo...Full Story »

Greece vs Ivory Coast preview

Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by PA328 hits

Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi has thanked Toure brothers Yaya and Kolo for their courage amid tragedy at the World Cup. The Toures have vowed to play on in Brazil following the death of their 28-year-old brother Ibrahim last week. It means both players will be available for the Elephants' decisive final Group C game against Greece, when the Africans will attempt to secure a last-16 place. ...Full Story »

Japan 0 : 0 Greece - Greece frustrate Japan

Posted Thursday, June 19, 2014 by 7M Sport183 hits

Ten-man Greece held Japan to a goalless World Cup draw in Thursday's Group C clash at Arena das Dunas in Natal. As a result, Colombia's qualification to the last 16 was secured after they beat Ivory Coast 2-1 earlier in Brasilia to give them six points at the top of the table. Greece captain Konstantinos Katsouranis was sent off on 38 minutes having picked up two quick yellow cards for some ...Full Story »

Japan vs Greece preview - Japan look forward to Greece clash

Posted Thursday, June 19, 2014 by PA359 hits

Alberto Zaccheroni has told his Japan side to forget their opening Group C loss to Ivory Coast to beat Greece in Natal on Thursday and maintain their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages. Japan and Greece are playing for their first points of the tournament after opening their campaigns with losses. Inter Milan full-back Yuto Nagatomo said on "He (Zaccheroni) talked ...Full Story »

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