Euro 2021 qualifier: Greece Women 1-1 Republic of Ireland

Amber Barrett
Amber Barrett put Ireland in front on 13 minutes

Greece's 92nd-minute equaliser denied the Republic of Ireland a third straight win in Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Group I.

The visitors looked set to maintain their perfect start after Amber Barrett put them ahead in Athens with a brilliant 13th-minute lob.

However, Anastasia Spyridanidou volleyed home to rescue a potentially crucial point for Greece.

The Republic remain second behind group leaders Germany.

After opening their campaign with home wins over Montenegro and Ukraine, the visitors started brightly in Athens and deservedly found themselves in front inside a quarter of an hour.

Barrett latched onto Katie McCabe's ball before perfectly measuring her lob with the outside of the right boot to send the ball sailing over the helpless Anthi Papakonstantinou.

Republic of Ireland head coach Vera Pauw
Vera Pauw's side remain second in Group I with seven points from three games

Having fallen behind the hosts responded well and nearly equalised before half-time, however Marie Hourihan was on hand to keep out Christina Kokoviadou's effort.

In truth the Republic played the better football for 70 minutes of the contest, and continued to push for a second goal in the second half.

Denise O'Sullivan went closest after the break after some wonderful footwork saw her dance through two defenders, however Papakonstantinou was out quickly to smother the effort.

As the Republic moved closer to a massive three points, Greece began to apply more and more pressure with Veatriki Sarri and Eleni Markow both went close.

When Louise Quinn headed behind Sarri's goal-bound drive with five minutes of normal time remaining, it looked as though the visitors had done enough to see out the win.

However Greece continued to pour forward, and Spyridanidou rescued a point with a well-timed volley that beat the despairing dive of Hourihan.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 12th November 2019

  • Greece WomenGreece Women1R. of Ireland WomRepublic of Ireland1
  • N Ireland WomNorthern Ireland0WalesWales0
  • ItalyItaly5Malta WomenMalta Women0
  • Israel WomenIsrael Women1Bos-Herze WomBosnia and Herzegovina3
  • AustriaAustria9Kazakhstan WomenKazakhstan Women0
  • DenmarkDenmark14Georgia WomenGeorgia Women0
  • Poland WomenPoland Women0SpainSpain0
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland6Romania WomenRomania Women0
  • PortugalPortugal1Finland WomenFinland Women1
  • NetherlandsNetherlands4Slovenia WomenSlovenia Women1
  • Hungary WomenHungary Women4Latvia WomenLatvia Women0
  • BelgiumBelgium6Lithuania WomenLithuania Women0

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands66002832518
2Slovenia Women5203141046
3Russia32015236
4Kosovo Women320146-26
5Estonia Women4013113-121
6Turkey Women5014119-181

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy66001921718
2Denmark55002902915
3Bos-Herze Wom530212669
4Israel Women4013410-61
5Malta Women5014118-171
6Georgia Women5005130-290

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norway44003213112
2Wales42209278
3Belarus Women310278-13
4N Ireland Wom4022214-122
5Faroe Islands Women3003025-250

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain32109187
2Czech Rep Wom320112576
3Moldova Women210138-53
4Poland Women10100001
5Azerbaijan Women3003111-100

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Finland Women43101621410
2Scotland2200130136
3Portugal21102114
4Cyprus Women2002012-120
5Albania Women4004117-160

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden3300161159
2Iceland3300111109
3Hungary Women411259-44
4Slovakia Women411229-74
5Latvia Women4004216-140

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria44001601612
2France22009096
3Serbia Women42029726
4North Macedonia Women4103413-93
5Kazakhstan Women4004119-180

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium44001721512
2Switzerland44001501512
3Romania Women310237-43
4Croatia Women4103413-93
5Lithuania Women5005118-170

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany44003103112
2R. of Ireland Wom32106337
3Greece Women311156-14
4Montenegro Women3003016-160
5Ukraine Women3003219-170
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