12 October 2014

597: 14 October 2014

Tuesday, 14th October 2014. KO: 19:45 BST/20:45 (local)
GREECE (GRE) 0-2 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) (H/T 0-1)

Venue: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus, Athens
Referee: St├ęphane Lannoy (FRA)
Assistant Referees: 
Cyril Gringore (FRA), Laurent Stien (FRA)
Fourth Official: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Additional Referees: Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Goalscorers: NIR: Ward 9, Lafferty 51

NORTHERN IRELAND: (all green)
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Captain: Steven Davis
4-1-4-1
R. Carroll; C. McLaughlin, S. Ferguson [B. Reeves 78], G. McAuley, A. Hughes, C. Baird, C. Evans, S. Davis, J, Ward [R. McGivern 59], K. Lafferty _ [J. Magennis 72], O. Norwood
Subs: M. McGovern (gk), A. Mannus (gk), L. McCullough, R. McLaughlin, S. Clingan, P. McCourt, N. McGinn, B. McKay, W. Grigg

GREECE: (all white)
Manager: Claudio Ranieri (ITA)
Captain: Torosidis
Karnezis; Maniatis _, Manolas, Vyntra [Stafylidis 16], Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Tachtsidis, Samaras _ [Salpingidis 67], Mitroglou, Athanasiadis [Samaris 46 _], Karelis
Subs: Kapino (gk), Glykos (gk), Moras, Giannoulis, Skondras, Tziolis, Mantalos, Fortounis, Mavrias

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Match Reports:

Notes:
  • Gareth McAuley earns his fiftieth cap. He declined the captaincy to allow for a settled team.
  • Northern Ireland win their third consecutive match at the start of a campaign for the first time.

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