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Soccer-Greeks beat Finland 2-1 in late rally
February 6, 2008 / 9:43 PM / 10 years ago

Soccer-Greeks beat Finland 2-1 in late rally

NICOSIA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - European champions Greece scored twice in five minutes as they recovered from a goal down to beat Finland 2-1 in a friendly international in Cyprus on Wednesday.

Finland dominated most of the first half but Jonatan Johansson lost two good scoring chances in the seventh and 24th minutes.

Defender Sotiris Kyrgiakos missed a chance for Greece when he shot over the bar just before halftime and the roles were reversed in the second half with the Greeks in full control of the midfield.

Finland opened the scoring with a shot from captain Jari Litmanen in the 66th minute though the lead was short-lived.

Striker Angelos Haristeas equalised with a header a minute later and Costas Katsouranis volleyed the winner in the 72nd. (Writing by Michele Kambas, editing by Rex Gowar)

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