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Greece defeats Nigeria 2-1

The hope of the Super Eagles qualifying for the 2nd round of the 2010 World Cup dimmed today when they were defeated 2-1 by Greece who got their first ever goal and victory since participating in the World Cup tournaments.

Nigeria is now at the bottom of the Group B’s table. Leading the table is Argentina with 6points,

With one match to go, can Nigeria qualify for the 2nd round?

Nigeria’s Starting XI:
Vincent Enyeama,Taye Taiwo,Joseph Yobo,Danny Shittu,Chidi Odiah,Kalu Uche,Lukman Haruna,Dickson Etuhu, Sani Kaita, Osaze Peter Odemwingie,Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Greece Strating X1
Alexandros Tzorvas, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Loukas Vyntra,Avraam Papadopoulos,Vasilios Torosidis,Alexandros Tziolis,
Sokratis Papastathopoulos,Konstantinos Katsouranis,Georgios Karagounis,Theofanis Gekas,Dimitrios Salpingidis

Live Commentary

00min: Kick off

1min:  Eagles in a slow build up

5mins: Sani Kaita puts in a cross

9mins: Goal kick for Greece

12mins: Karagounis puts in a cross

14mins: Papastathopoulos commits a rough foul , gets a yellow

15mins: Nigeria gets a free kick

16mins: Kalu Uche scores the free kick

20mins: Nigeria gets another free kick

21mins:  Taiwo plays a shot, hit the  defense wall

27mins: Nigeria’s goal kick

29mins: Eagles in a counter attack

29mins: Greece header goes wide

31mins: Nigeria’s goal kick

33mins:  Kaita gets a red card for a challenge on Vasilios Torosidis,  covers his face as he walks off the pitch.

36mins: Greece makes it first substitution

38mins: Vincent  Enyeama to the rescue, saves

39mins: Gekas heads wide

41mins: Georgios Samaras’s  shot  on target clears off the line

42mins: Greece confident on the attack

44mins: Greece scores a goal

45mins: Final whistle.

45mins: 2nd half begins

56mins: Taye Taiwo is injured,replaced by Uwa Echiejile.

59mins: Obuke misses Nigeria’s best chance in  a counter attack

60mins:  Alexandros Tziolis  gets a yellow card

68mins: Enyeama in another daring save

71mins: Vasilios Torosidis scores for Greece

76mins: Enyeama to the rescue

81mins: Rabiu Afolabi replaces Uwa Echiejile , who got injured

90 + mins: The final whistle.


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