Northern Ireland - Greece: match report

Northern Ireland - Greece: match reportTwo goals Angelos Charisteas has provided the Greek victory over Northern Ireland in group 8. The Irish finished the game with nine men.Victory on the road revived the chances of the Greeks to finish in the top two, while Northern Ireland has continued its sad series of 17 months without a win and 792 minutes without a goal.The owners have created a dangerous moment in the first minute, but Grant Makan sent canopy Keith Gillespie into the hands of the Antonios Nikopolidis.Guests showed teeth in a matter of seconds later - Stylianos Giannakopoulos hit the ball from six yards, but Mike Taylor managed to parry the shot.Such a bright beginning promised a goal - and he was held for 3 minutes. Vassilios Tsiartas brilliant longitudinal Paz opened the defense of the Irish, and the Angelos Charisteas clearly finished sequence. Goal added the Greek confidence, and they, with their conductor Cartasol, confidently took control of inititives. Playmaker Greeks found Charisteas another beautiful pass for 6 minutes, but this time the defense was on the alert.Several successful attacks conducted and Northern Ireland. On 12 minutes, Gillespie canopy found at the far post Makenna, who threw the ball to Steve Lomas - captain ran the ball over the crossbar.He's dangerously attacked five minutes later, but, Nikolaos Dabizas defused the situation at the gate. In the next attack, clutching his face, on the lawn fell Sotirios Kyrgiakos - next was James Quinn.Three minutes later we helped already Quinn, who was on the ground after the next combat. The temperature was rising, and on the 40th minute after a rude attack on Karagounis Quinn saw a red card.In the second half, the Irish continued to work on own defeat - careless back-pass performed by George McCartney led to the second goal - the ball hit to Charisteas, who easily beat a helpless Taylor.The Greeks skillfully played the excess, forcing the hosts to chase the ball all over the field, spending energy. However, there were some bright spots: the relentless Gillespie intercepted a pass and moved the shock position is to stop his Kyrgiakos could only the yellow card. And in the 69th minute, severoirlandtsev left nine men out for a foul against the same Kyrgiakos was removed Gillespie.Necessitatis two players, the hosts continued to attack, and even almost scored a goal - Steven James Cregan from six yards hit the crossbar..



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