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Greece 0-1 Russia



Greece and Russia fans prepare for the match

Greece 0-1 Russia: Having both seen their sides lose their opening games, the fans know avoiding defeat in Salzburg is essential

Igor Akinfeyev makes the save

Greece almost score a very early goal when Denis Kolodin's slip puts Yannis Amanatidis through, but Igor Akinfeyev denies him

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Giourkas Seitaridis contest possession

At the other end, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov fashions some space on the right-hand edge of the 18-yard box but his shot flies over the bar

Pavlyuchenko prepares to shoot

Roman Pavlyuchenko tests Antonis Nikopolidis with a fine effort from the left-hand side of the area but the Greek stopper tips it over

Angelos Charisteas rues his miss

The reigning champions almost take the lead but Angelos Charisteas (top) completely misses a header from an Angelos Basinas free-kick

Zyryanov celebrates the opening goal

He is made to pay for his profligacy in the 34th minute when Konstantin Zyryanov taps home from Sergei Semak's overhead kick

Pavlyuchenko prepares to send in a cross

The goal rocks Greece and buoys Russia who take control of the remainder of the first half, with Pavlyuchenko continuing to threaten

Karagounis gets booked

Otto Rehhagel's side then lose Giourkas Seitaridis to injury and see replacement Giorgios Karagounis booked before the interval

Charisteas attempts a shot

Charisteas is gifted another chance soon after the break but his left-foot shot from seven yards is too weak to trouble Akinfeyev

Basinas rues his missed chance

A fine opportunity presents itself to Basinas but he can only lift a shot over the crossbar from the centre of the penalty area

Bilyaletdinov powers in a shot

Bilyaletdinov continues to look dangerous and has a couple of decent efforts that go close to doubling Russia's lead

Rehhagel holds his head

Both sides have good chances to score but no further goals materialise, meaning that Rehhagel's team are out




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