Greece fortunate to escape a home loss to Georgia

Greece fortunate to escape a home loss to Georgia 1

Greece actually grabbed a point from visiting Georgia in Thessaloniki, instead of conceding two, as the 1-1 result was particularly positive for the Greeks given their performance at Toumba on Wednesday night for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Greece grabbed an unlikely lead 15 minutes from time when a Dimitris Limnios cross from the right was tucked by Otar Kakabadze into his net, in a way that would have made any striker proud. They all count – but so did the Georgian equaliser less than three minutes later.

Twice in the second half Greece keeper Odysseas Vlachodimos denied the Georgians in long-range shots, showing his outstanding quality. That was what stood between Georgia and its first ever victory against Greece.

The team of coach John van ’t Schip, has two points from as many games as it has now wasted the advantage it secured last week from its draw in Spain.

Twice in the second half, Greece keeper Odysseas Vlachodimos rejected the Georgians in long-range shots, showing his outstanding quality. That was what stood between Georgia and its first-ever victory against Greece.

The team of coach John van ’t Schip has two points from as many games as it has now wasted the advantage it secured last week from its draw in Spain.

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