The Greek national football team is at the top of its group, along with Belgium, after defeating Estonia 0-2 in Tallinn on Monday evening for 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Greece took an early lead in the game thanks to a header from team captain Vasilis Torosidis (2’), which caught Estonia by surprise. Unfortunately Greek defender Socrates Papastathopoulos had to be substitute a few minutes later (5’) due to an injury, as did Torosidis himself (18’).
These changes affected the Greek team, which struggled to find a balance, however the Estonian was unable to capitalize on the confusion. The two teams were more balanced in the second half, but Greece managed to seal the deal with a goal by Stafylidis (61’) from a free kick.
Estonia did not give up though and increased the pressure on Greek goalie Orestis Karnezis, who managed to keep a clean sheet. Greece had the opportunity for another goal with Karelis (71’), however he hit the crossbar. The next match for Greece in November is against Bosnia.