Poland holds Greece 0-0 in friendly

Poland ground out a 0-0 draw with Greece in an international friendly on Tuesday that left the home side ruing its missed chances.

Greece, which leads Group F in Euro 2012 qualifying after winning 1-0 in Malta at the weekend, pressed before the break with Costas Mitroglou and Pantelis Kafes both missing clear opportunities to score.

The scoring chances in the second half only arrived at the very end with a shot from Kamil Grosicki in injury time, before Loukas Vyntra nearly converted found the net from a corner in the dying seconds.

”I think we all put in the effort but we didn’t come away with anything. We kept running right till the end,” Greece defender Vangelis Moras said.

”It’s a friendly so we have to take the experience as something positive.”


Greece: Costas Halkias, Loukas Vyntra, Panagiotis Lagos, Vangelis Moras, Avraam Papadopoulos, Giorgos Karagounis (Costas Katsouranis, 73), Panayiotis Kone (Nikos Lymberopoulos, 66), Pantelis Kafes, Yiannis Fetfatzidis (Vassilis Torosidis, 77), Georgios Samaras (Dimitris Salpingidis, 77), Costas Mitroglou (Sotiris Ninis, 58).

Poland: Grzegorz Sandomierski, Maciej Sadlok, Arkadiusz Glowacki, Michal Zewlakow (Tomasz Jodlowiec, 63), Lukasz Piszczek, Dariusz Dudka, Slawomir Peszko (Kamil Grosicki, 77), Jakub Blaszczykowski, Adrian Mierzejewski (Rafal Murawski, 46), Ludovic Obraniak (Roger Guerreiro, 83), Robert Lewandowski (Michal Kucharczyk, 83).