Great start for Greece U21 in Euro qualifying
UEFA U21 EURO 2019 QUALIFYING - GROUP 4 (MATCHDAY 1)
|Belarus U21||0 - 2||Greece U21|
The Greek U21 national team got off to an ideal start in their Euro 2019 qualifying campaign, coming away with a 0-2 road win over Belarus.
Greece were on the board just after 10 minutes of play when a brilliant strike by AEK’s Kostas Galanopoulos found the top corner, giving Greece the early lead. The Ethniki Elpidon held their advantage into the break and five minutes after the restart, Belarus were left with 10-men when Sendko saw a second yellow.
The three points were wrapped up 11 minutes before the end when Efthimios Koulouris’ header found the mark to put Greece ahead 0-2. The scoreline remained at the final whistle, capping off an ideal start for Greece in their Euro 2019 qualifying campaign.
Greece coach, Antonis Nikopolidis, displayed Greece in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Kotsaris (GK-Panathinaikos), Saliakis (RB-Kissamikos), Evangelou (CB-Panathinaikos), Pasalidis (CB-Asteras Tripolis), Tsimikas (LB-Willem), Galanopoulos (DMF-AEK), Karachalios (DMF-Levadiakos), Androutsos (AMF-Olympiacos), Lambrou (LMF-Panionios), Manthatis (RMF-Giannina), and Koulouris (CF-PAOK)
Greece are in Group 1 along with Croatia, Czech Republic, San Marino, Moldova, and Belarus. The top team from each group advances to the Euro 2019 finals and the four best runner-ups compete in a two-legged playoff for the final qualifying place.