Greece wins at Moldova to set up Nations League decider with Slovenia

·

Greece saw off Moldova 2-0 at Chisinau on Sunday to set up a Nations League group decider against leader Slovenia, where Greece must take all three points to finish first and get promotion to League B of the tournament, as well as maintaining some chances for qualifying to the 2022 World Cup through this route.

Enjoying possession of more than 75% in the first half, Greece increased the pressure as the game went along, as Moldova was reduced to defending.

It took the Greeks more than half an hour to break the deadlock, but they did so in style on 32nd minute with a powerful volley from 25 meters out by Kostas Fortounis.

Barely 10 minutes later captain Tasos Bakasetas doubled Greece’s lead with a shot from within the box.

In the second half Moldova raised its game a little but could not really threaten the Greeks, who kept up the pressure for long spells and had some decent chances for a third goal.

All in all it was a good enough performance for the Greek national team that will boost its confidence for the final match of the group.

The decisive game against Slovenia is taking place on Wednesday in Athens, at the Georgios Kamaras stadium at Rizoupoli.

Source: Ekathimerini.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

2035: The end of the Greek community of Australia as we know it (Part Two)

In our previous article we referred to the important year 2035, a milestone for the presence and evolution of Hellenism in Australia.

‘Poor Things’ costumes exhibition opens at Benaki Museum in Greece

Costumes from Giorgos Lanthimos' film "Poor Things" are featured in an exhibition inaugurated by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Meet Joanna Kalafatis: New Greek star of hit Netflix series ‘Maestro in Blue’

Joanna Kalafatis is a beautiful Greek woman with voluminous hair. However, as the saying goes, there’s a lot more than meets the eye.

Archaeologists in Crete mystified by 4000-year-old discovery

A recently discovered 4,000-year-old stone building in Crete is puzzling archaeologists and potentially delaying an airport project.

Greece ranks third among Mediterranean cruise destinations

Data from the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME) show that Greek ports handled 7,003,150 passengers in 2023, up from 4,629,650 in 2022.

You May Also Like

Makris Group in talks with lenders for $500 million building project in Queensland

Greek Australian property developer, Makris Group may receive support in its $500 million expansion of QLD shopping centre.

Peter Dutton MP joins Greek Australian community in marking OXI Day

Australia’s Leader of the Opposition, Peter Dutton MP, has sent a message to the Greek Australian community to mark OXI Day today.

Greece accuses Turkey of trying to ‘weaponise migration’ after Evros incident

Greek Foreign Ministry has accused Turkey of trying to weaponise migration after the recent incident at the Greek-Turkish border.