Greece defeats Northern Ireland in Nations League campaign

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In a game marked by fouls and chances for Northern Ireland, it was Greece who took advantage of their few shots and scored the only goal of the game.

Visiting captain Tasos Bakasetas scored the only goal at Windsor Park late in the first half.

Greece’s decisive goal arrived in the 39th minute when the Northern Ireland midfield failed to track the forward run of visiting captain Bakasetas.

When Dimitris Limnios played the ball inside from the right, Bakasetas had far too much time and space on the edge of the box as he controlled the ball well and planted a fine low strike wide of Bailey Peacock-Farrell and into the far corner.