HOME| EDITORIAL STAFF CONTACT US| RSS
      
Other News

FIFA WORLD CUP 2014,Greece claim comfortable win over Lithuania

12.09.2012 15.25 by TM W  read 1343
Source: Fifa.com
© foto di Daniele Buffa/Image Sport

Second-half goals from Sotiris Ninis and Kostas Mitroglou gave Greece their second straight win in Group G with a 2-0 success over Lithuania in Piraeus.

Building on a narrow win in Latvia in their opening group game on Friday, the Greeks dominated from the start with Theofanis Gekas flashing the first chance wide with a fifth-minute header.

The visitors, who opened with a draw against Slovakia, responded with an effort from Saulius Mikoliunas which brought the first save out of Greek goalkeeper Orestis Kamezis.

The home side struggled to make another impression until the 26th minute when Ninis delivered a curling free-kick which was superbly tipped over by Lithuania keeper Zydrunas Karcemarskas.

Karcemarskas was on hand again in the 33rd minute to save a 20-yard effort from Giannis Maniatis, and he came to Lithuania's rescue again on 42 minutes when he parried a right-foot drive from Kostas Fortounis.

Kostas Katsouranis sent an ambitious lob over the bar from 20 yards in the last action of the first half, and Karcemarskas produced more heroics one minute into the second half when he parried a close-range header from Mitroglou.

After Alexis Tziolis blazed wide, Greece finally broke the deadlock on 55 minutes when a header from Mitroglou hit the post and the rebound fell for Ninis to drive home from 12 yards.

Greece made the game safe in the 72nd minute when Mitroglou got the goal his performance deserved, firing home low following a ball into the box from Ninis.

Other news Other News
Other news
Highlight

BREAKING NEWS - ENGLAND/ ARSENAL, Walcott calling: renewal on one side, Reds-Blues duel on the other

While Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is still insisting on having English international winger and forward Theo Walcott (26) extend long-term for Gunners, former Southampton youth player, who seems to have overcome recent injuries for the time being, is becoming more and mo

AC MILAN, Alex: "I want to stay, but..."

Interviewed by Mediaset Premium, AC Milan 33-year-old center back Alex has declared: "I want to stay, it's clear. It also depends from the cl
 

ATLETICO, Torres: "I want to end my career here"

As reported by Marca, Atletico Madrid 31-year-old striker Fernando Torres has declared: "I would like to end my career at Atletico. I believe in
 

CHELSEA, Drogba: "Goodbye Blues, I hope I'll be back in a different role someday"

After having won last 2014/15 Premier League match 3-1 against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge playing for Chelsea, which won English title, former
 

PSG, Sirigu: "I will stay"

PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has declared: "For me it has been a difficult season, as well as for the others. We have been criticized, this is
 

BORUSSIA, Zorc: "Also Gundogan will leave"

Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc has declared: "Both Hummels and Gundogan have been important players for us, but now, as well as
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510