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Greece v Spain - as it happened

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Greece v Spain, 2022 World Cup qualifiers, matchday 9, 11/11/2021 - Official line-ups. BeSoccer
Greece v Spain, 2022 World Cup qualifiers, matchday 9, 11/11/2021 - Official line-ups. BeSoccer
Join us for live coverage of the 2022 World Cup qualifier between Greece and Spain at Olympic Athletic Center of Athens "Spyros Louis" in Athens. Spain should take advantage of Sweden's loss to Georgia in Thursday's other group game.
Goal

List of goalscorers

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End of match

End of match

  • 95'
    FT: Greece 0-1 Spain! A perfect night of results for Spain! The hosts take a huge step towards qualification after a dominant, occasionally nervy victory over resolute, tricky opponents here. Coupled with Georgia's victory over Sweden earlier, that means La Roja leapfrog the side who beat them in September to go a point clear ahead of the decider between the two frontrunners on Sunday. Greece will finish third irrespective of their result at home to Kosovo on the same night.
  • 93'
    Corner for Spain conceded by Tsimikas.
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a Grecia
  • 93'
    Tzavellas is penalised for a foul on Fornals. The Greek is cautioned by the referee.
  • 88'
    Spain last sub: Azpilicueta on for Iñigo Martinez.
  • 78'
    Carvajal is shown a yellow card for a foul on Limnios.
  • 78'
    Greece sub: Pelkas on for Bouchalakis.
  • 74'
    Rodri receives a short pass from Olmo just outside the penalty area to the left of centre, then scoops a shot comfortably over the middle of the crossbar, looking a little frustrated by the waywardness of his effort.
  • 72'
    Gaya is flagged for offside.
  • 68'
    The Leeds livewire will feel he should have done better there, latching onto a glorious clipped diagonal pass from Olmo inside the penalty area on the left after Spain break from well inside their own half. He sends his low shot wide of the near post.
  • 67'
    Greece sub: Limnios on for Giannoulis.
  • 65'
    Spain double sub: Busquets on for Gavi and Fornals on for Morata.
  • 64'
    Rodrigo is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 61'
    Gavi concedes a free-kick for a foul on Bouchalakis.
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a Grecia
  • 59'
    Goutas is shown a yellow card after fouling Dani Olmo.
  • 57'
    Spain double sub: Dani Olmon on for Pablo Sarabia. Rodrigo Moreno on for RDT.
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a Grecia
  • 55'
    Tsimikas is penalised for a foul on Sarabia. Tsimikas is booked.
  • 54'
    Tzolis has a shot blocked by Laporte.
  • 51'
    Rodri is penalised for a foul on Douvikas.
  • 49'
    RDT earns a corner for Spain.
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a España
  • 48'
    Sarabia is cautioned by the referee for a foul on Tsimikas.
  • 48'
    Morata commits a foul.
  • 46'
    Greece get us going again!
  • 45'
    Greece HT double sub: Tzolis and Douvikas on for Masouras and Pavlidis.
  • 45'
    HT: Greece 0-1 Spain! Satisfactory for Spain! The visitors have had most of the possession and chances, going ahead through Sarabia's clinical penalty. Should they win this match, La Roja will only need to avoid defeat against Sweden on Sunday to finish top of the group, while Greece need to score at least twice to keep their hopes of finishing in the top two alive.
  • 45'
    2 minutes added on!
  • 44'
    Carvajal concedes a free-kick for a foul on Siopis.
  • 36'
    Morata has an attempt on goal. What a save by Vlachodimos!
  • 35'
    Mantalos concedes a free-kick for a foul on De Tomas.
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a Grecia
  • 33'
    Siopis is shown a yellow card.
Penalty scored
Goaaaaal from a penalty!
de España en el 26'
  • 26'
    GOAL for Spain! Sarabia converts! The midfielder curls a precise penalty into the corner of Vlachodimos's net, sending the goalkeeper, who dives to his right, the wrong way. Spain are on course to move a point clear at the top of this group, and their fans behind the goal celebrate wildly!
  • 24'
    Giannoulis concedes a penalty for a foul on Iñigo Martínez. VAR check in progress
Goal disallowed

Goal disallowed

  • 21'
    The referee disallows Masouras' goal for offside. The VAR confirms it.
  • 21'
    Masouras is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 14'
    Giannoulis is penalised for a foul on Koke. Good chance for Spain.
  • 5'
    The opening minutes in the Olympic Stadium of Athens have been intense, with Greece pressing high up the pitch – and, so far, not allowing the Spaniards to dictate the game.
  • 2'
    Gavi is penalised for a foul on Androutsos.
  • 1'
    Spain get us going in their usual colour from left to right while Greece are in white!
Start of match

Start of match

  • PRVW
    The teams make their way out here!
  • PRVW
    It's 12 degrees and mostly cloudy in Athens or this one.
  • PRVW
    Szymon Marciniak is the referee for this match, while Tomasz Kwiatkowski is the VAR.
  • PRVW
    Spain came out on the pitch for their warm-up about 15 minutes after their opponents. It appears that Luis Enrique had a lot to tell them, as he is fine-tuning his plans.
  • PRVW
    Luis Enrique revamps his squad and gives Raul de Tomas his international debut tonight. The 27-year old striker of Espanyol starts upfront, alongside Alvaro Morata and Pablo Sarabia.
  • PRVW
    In tonight's earlier Group B encounter, leaders Sweden are currently 2-0 down away to fourth-placed Georgia with around ten minutes to play. Should the result remain the same, Spain would win the group with victory at home to Sweden on 14th November.
  • PRVW
    Spain XI: Unai Simon (GK); Gaya, Laporte, Iñigo Martinez, Carvajal; Koke, Rodri, Gavi; Sarabia, Morata and RDT.
  • PRVW
    Greece XI: Vlachodimos (GK); Giannoulis, Tsimikas, Tzavellas, Goutas, Androutsos; Mantalos, Bouchalakis, Siopis; Pavlidis and Masouras.
Info

Pre-match

11 November 2021, 20:45

Stadium: Estadio Olímpico de Atenas

  • PRVW
    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the WC qualifier between Greece and Spain in Athens! Any predictions?