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

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands66002832518
2Slovenia5203141046
3Football Union of Russia32015236
4Kosovo320146-26
5Estonia4013113-121
6Turkey5014119-181

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy66001921718
2Denmark55002902915
3Bos-Herze530212669
4Israel4013410-61
5Malta5014118-171
6Georgia5005130-290

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norway44003213112
2Wales42209278
3Belarus310278-13
4Northern Ireland4022214-122
5Faroe Islands3003025-250

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain32109187
2Czech Republic320112576
3Moldova210138-53
4Poland10100001
5Azerbaijan3003111-100

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Finland43101621410
2Scotland2200130136
3Portugal21102114
4Cyprus2002012-120
5Albania4004117-160

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sweden3300161159
2Iceland3300111109
3Hungary411259-44
4Slovakia411229-74
5Latvia4004216-140

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria44001601612
2France22009096
3Serbia42029726
4North Macedonia4103413-93
5Kazakhstan4004119-180

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium44001721512
2Switzerland44001501512
3Romania310237-43
4Croatia4103413-93
5Lithuania5005118-170

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany44003103112
2R. of Ireland32106337
3Greece311156-14
4Montenegro3003016-160
5Ukraine3003219-170
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