Goals and highlights: Greece 2-1 Sweden in FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers | 09/08/2021
Goals and highlights
It’s over! Good game for Greece, who finally manage to win.
Goalkeeper! Olsen saves several shots from the Greeks and avoids the third.
Close! Tzolis was close to making the third with a shot on goal, but the defense diverted the ball.
Sweden wants to equalize the match, but the defense is well stopped in the back to prevent the attacks.
Forsberg’s shot hits the defender and strikes him.
A cross that looks for the home fields, but Olsen shows up and keeps the ball.
Sweden’s goal! Forsberg’s shot is saved by Clachodimos and then Quaison counterattacks to make the equalizer.
Goals, goals, goals for Greece, WHERE says yes! In the second, his horizontal pass to other defender was intercepted by Tzolis, who failed in the hand to hand with Pavlidis.
Change of Sweden. Karlsson replaces Claesson
Close! Greece increased the lead, but the referee signals offside.
Change of Greece. Tzolis replaces Douvikas.
Change of Sweden. Robin Quaison replaces Svanberg.
Greece looked for their second, but Olsen appeared in the box and kept the ball.
Goals, goals for Greece! Bakasetas shoots inside the box and sends the ball into the back of the net.
Forsberg’s header ends up outside.
Kulusevski’s half lap, but the ball ends up over the goal.
45 + 3 ‘
The first half is over, Greece and Sweden are currently equal.
Vlachodimo’s shot is deflected by Vlachodimo to prevent Sweden’s first goal.
Mavropanos makes an excellent sweeping save to keep out of Sweden’s cross.
Forsbergs cross, but the ball ends up against the net on the outside.
Goalkeeper! Olsen handles Tsimika’s shot when he enters the penalty area alone.
Tsimikas crossed the field and reached Olsen’s area, then shot, but the goalkeeper kept the ball safe.
Kulusevski tried to filter the ball, but the Greek defense was well stopped at the back and prevented the game from growing.
Pavlidis makes a substitution, but fails to control the ball well and misses a clear chance.
A defensive headline prevents Bakasetas from making the first.
The match starts in Athens, Sweden will try to beat Greece.
R. Olsen, M. Johansson, F. Helander, V. Lindelof, L. Augustinsson, V. Claesson, K. Olsson, M. Svanberg, E. Forsberg, D. Kulusevski, A. Isak
They are here!
Both Sweden and Greece are already in Athens, ready to face each other in these qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
The last time these teams met, Sweden beat Greece by two goals to zero, with Zlatan Ibramovic and Petter Hansson score.
It will be a tribute
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The other team captain in the Swedish team, Albin Ekdal, did not travel to Greece for this match. The player left his national team after receiving a blow in the match against Spain.
Only two Greek players, Giorgios Tzavellas and captain Tasos Bakasetas, has reached 40 international matches, while three of them have 30 or more, fifteen have played less than ten matches and fourteen of the players are 25 years or younger.
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There are only two matches that have been competitive internationals. One was at the 1920 Olympics and the other at the 2008 European Championships. This match will be the first qualifying duel between these teams.
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In a few moments, we will share with you the starting line-ups for Greece vs Sweden live, as well as the latest information from the Olympic Stadium in Athens. Keep an eye on the action with VAVEL’s live online coverage minute by minute.
Possible lineups for the match
Greece: O. Vlachodimos, T. Androutsos, K. Mavropanos, G. Tzavellas, K. Tsimikas, T. Bakasetas, A. Bouchalakis, M. Siopis A. Douvikas, V. Pavlidoulis, Dimangelidoulis. Sweden: K. Nordfeldt, E. Krafth, M. Danielson, J. Nilsson, M. Olsson, K. Sema, M. Svanberg, J. Cajuste, J. Karlsson, I. Kiese Thelin, R. Quaison.
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Janne Andersson said before the match against Greece: “Greece have played two different styles. First 4-2-3-1 in March, where they were actually a little light on Spain in the way they played. Now they have started to play more 5-3-2 and then they have become a little straighter and tighter.Depending on how they choose to play we can see two different Greek teams, no matter what it is for us to be able to handle both sides.It will be important to read how they play when the game starts . ”
Robin Olsen, if he plays in this match, would make 50 international appearances, become the 61st player to do so and the seventh goalkeeper to achieve this goal.
There have already been seven occasions there Greece and Sweden have met each other, three draws and two wins for each team, so a big duel is predicted between these two teams.
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The match is played at the Olympic Stadium in Athens.
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