• FT

    Slovakia

    7

    San Marino

    0

  • FT

    England

    3

    Estonia

    0

  • FT

    Scotland

    3

    Ukraine

    1

  • FT

    Hungary

    2

    Malta

    0

  • FT

    Armenia

    0

    Serbia

    0

  • FT

    Belarus

    0

    Luxembourg

    1

  • FT

    Faroe Island

    0

    France

    6

  • FT

    Azerbaijan

    0

    Portugal

    2

  • FT

    Iceland

    2

    Latvia

    4

  • FT

    Cyprus

    3

    Wales

    1

  • FT

    Liechtenstei

    0

    Sweden

    3

  • FT

    Romania

    1

    Netherlands

    0

  • FT

    Denmark

    1

    Spain

    3

  • FT

    Moldova

    1

    Turkey

    1

  • FT

    Croatia

    1

    Israel

    0

  • FT

    Greece

    3

    Bosnia-Herz

    2

  • FT

    Poland

    3

    Kazakhstan

    1

  • FT

    Slovenia

    0

    Albania

    0

  • FT

    Belgium

    0

    Finland

    0

  • FT

    Rep of Ire

    0

    Germany

    0

  • FT

    Italy

    2

    Georgia

    0

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING

Spyros Louis Stadium, Greece

Referee: G Gilewski | Attendance: 15000

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Greece

  • Angelos Charisteas 10'
  • Theofanis Gekas 58'
  • Nikos Liberopoulos 73'

3 - 2

FT

Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • Mirko Hrgovic 54'
  • Vedad Ibisevic 90' +2'

Greece 3-2 Bosnia-H'vina: Champs open gap

ATHENS, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Greece beat Bosnia 3-2 in a

scrappy performance in their Euro 2008 Group C qualifier on

Saturday, opening up a four-point lead over second-placed Turkey

and edging closer to qualification.

The defending champions reacted quickly after the Bosnians

equalised early in the second half, scoring twice in 15 minutes

to seal the match. Bosnia pulled one back in injury time.

'We are leading in the final stretch of our race but do not

think we are through yet,' Greece coach Otto Rehhagel told

reporters. 'A goal is a goal when the whole ball passes the line

and we are mathematically not through yet.'

Rehhagel, seeking an early goal, unusually fielded three

strikers to pile on the pressure.

The Greeks' efforts paid off after 10 minutes when Angelos

Charisteas headed a cross by Christos Patzatsoglou onto the bar,

saw his rebound shot blocked by defenders but tapped it in with

his third attempt.

Giorgos Karagounis came close in the 24th minute but had his

powerful drive from 20 metres tipped over the bar by Adnan Guso.

Greece could have scored again in the 39th when Charisteas

combined well with Yannis Amanatidis and Fanis Gekas but the

latter's close-range effort was saved well by Guso.

The Bosnians grabbed an equaliser in the 54th minute with a

curling free kick by Mirko Hrgovic, who was sent off a minute

later for a hard tackle on Angelos Basinas.

The Greeks went ahead again two minutes later when Gekas

chested down a beautiful chip by Basinas and fired past Guso.

Nikos Lyberopoulos added a third in the 72nd, a minute after

coming on, with a fine volley after first hitting the post with

a header.

The Bosnians scored their second in injury time when

substitute Vedad Ibisevic pounced on a deflection in the box to

slot the ball past Nikopolidis.

Scoring Summary

  • Greece
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
(54') Mirko Hrgovic
(90 + 2') Vedad Ibisevic

Match Stats

  • Greece
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
11(7) Shots (on goal) 4(2)
7 Fouls 10
7 Corner kicks 2
1 Offsides 0
56% Time of Possession 44%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 1
0 Saves 6

Teams

  • Greece
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
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