Greece vs Russia
Saturday, 14th June at 20.45
A win for either team would put them on the same
points as Sweden. If Greece lose, the reigning European Champions will be out.
While Greece did have an opportunity to score, it was Russia who took
the lead, in the 34th minute, when Sergei Semak (with Nikopolidis running out of his goal
towards him on the touchline) flicked the ball back for Konstantin Zyrianov to score in an
Spain would win Group D if Russia hold out to beat Greece.
Half-time - 0:1
Greece started to play with more passion around the 52nd minute mark,
after Russia looked like they were going to double their lead on a couple of occasions.
But it was too little too late for the defending champions.
If Roman Pavluchenko had taken half of his chances, Greece would have
been buried long ago.
Greece 0 - Russia 1
0:1 - Konstantin Zyrianov (34)
1 Antonis Nikopolidis; 2 Giourkas Seitaridis, 16 Sotirios Kyrgiakos, 5 Traianos Dellas; 6
Angelos Basinas, 3 Christos Patsatzoglou, 21 Kostas Katsouranis, 15 Vassilis Torosidis; 9
Angelos Charisteas, 23 Nikos Liberopoulos, 20 Ioannis Amanatidis.
1 Igor Akinfeev; 4 Sergei Ignashevich, 22 Aleksandr Aniukov, 8 Denis Kolodin; 17
Konstantin Zyrianov, 20 Igor Semshov, 11 Sergei Semak, 7 Dmitri Torbinsky, 15 Diniyar
Bilyaletdinov, 18 Yuri Zhirkov; 19 Roman Pavluchenko.
Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
40 Mins - 10 Giorgos Karagounis on for 2 Giourkas Seitaridis
60 Mins - 17 Fanis Gekas on for 23 Nikos Liberopoulos
70 Mins - 9 Ivan Saenko on for 15 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
80 Mins - 8 Stelios Giannakopoulos on for 20 Ioannis Amanatidis
87 Mins - 2 Vasili Berezutski on for 18 Yuri Zhirkov
4 Yellow Cards:
42 Mins - Giorgos Karagounis (Greece)
58 Mins - Nikos Liberopoulos (Greece)
77 Mins - Ivan Saenko (Russia)
84 Mins - Dmitri Torbinsky (Russia)
Sweden vs Spain