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Spain 1-1 Greece: Spain frustrated by stubborn Greece

Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata had given Spain the lead against Greece

Spain suffered a frustrating start to their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign as they were held to a draw by Greece in Granada.

Alvaro Morata have the home side the lead from close range, shortly after Dani Olmo's drive had hit the crossbar.

However, substitute Inigo Martinez conceded a penalty for a rash tackle on Greek midfielder Giorgos Masouras.

Anastasios Bakasetas converted from the spot to stun Luis Enrique's team and earn his side an impressive point.

Morata, currently on loan at Juventus from Atletico Madrid, had an opportunity to win it for his country but headed straight at the goalkeeper as Spain dominated possession but struggled to create any clear chances.

Spain next travel to Georgia in their second qualifying fixture on Sunday, the same day Greece host Honduras in a friendly.

Line-ups

Spain

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 23Simón
  • 22Llorente
  • 12García
  • 15RamosSubstituted forMartínezat 45'minutesBooked at 55mins
  • 14Gayà
  • 16Rodri
  • 11TorresSubstituted forOyarzabalat 72'minutes
  • 8KokeSubstituted forThiago Alcántaraat 72'minutes
  • 6CanalesSubstituted forGilat 65'minutes
  • 19OlmoSubstituted forGonzálezat 64'minutes
  • 7Morata

Substitutes

  • 1de Gea
  • 2Porro
  • 3Llorente
  • 4Martínez
  • 5Busquets
  • 9Gil
  • 10Thiago Alcántara
  • 13Sánchez
  • 17Ruiz
  • 18Alba
  • 20González
  • 21Oyarzabal

Greece

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Vlachodimos
  • 2Bakakis
  • 4Papadopoulos
  • 3Tzavellas
  • 21TsimikasSubstituted forKyriakopoulosat 80'minutes
  • 8Gonçalves RodriguesBooked at 81mins
  • 18LimniosSubstituted forSiopisat 45'minutes
  • 5Bouchalakis
  • 20MantalosSubstituted forTzolisat 45'minutes
  • 7MasourasSubstituted forFortounisat 65'minutes
  • 11BakasetasSubstituted forGiakoumakisat 78'minutesBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 6Kyriakopoulos
  • 9Giakoumakis
  • 10Fortounis
  • 12Kapino
  • 13Dioudis
  • 14Mavrias
  • 15Androutsos
  • 16Pavlidis
  • 17Tzolis
  • 19Svarnas
  • 22Mavropanos
  • 23Siopis
Referee:
Marco Guida

Match Stats

Home TeamSpainAway TeamGreece
Possession
Home80%
Away20%
Shots
Home9
Away1
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Spain 1, Greece 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Spain 1, Greece 1.

  3. Post update

    Íñigo Martínez (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Georgios Giakoumakis (Greece).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcos Llorente (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Rodrigo (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Manolis Siopis (Greece).

  8. Post update

    Offside, Spain. Rodrigo tries a through ball, but José Gayà is caught offside.

  9. Booking

    Georgios Giakoumakis (Greece) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    José Gayà (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Georgios Giakoumakis (Greece).

  12. Booking

    Zeca (Greece) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Mikel Oyarzabal (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Zeca (Greece).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Greece. Georgios Kyriakopoulos replaces Konstantinos Tsimikas because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Mikel Oyarzabal (Spain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Konstantinos Tsimikas (Greece).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Greece. Georgios Giakoumakis replaces Anastasios Bakasetas.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mikel Oyarzabal (Spain).

  20. Post update

    Konstantinos Tsimikas (Greece) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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