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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Paul O'Hehir

Greece v Republic of Ireland player ratings as Boys in Green suffer defeat in Athens

Gavin Bazunu 7 - Earned his crust in the first-half alone with three vital saves but could do nothing about the fierce penalty.

Nathan Collins 6 - Under the cosh from the opening minutes but gave Ireland a lifeline with a well taken goal that survived VAR.

John Egan 5 - Wasn’t afraid to put his body on the line but Ireland’s defence was utterly overwhelmed.

Darragh Lenihan 5 - Only his fourth appearance and always had his hands full. Distribution lacked quality.

Matt Doherty 5 - Foot block on Pelkas prevented a goal but he saw red in the dying stages after a melee.

READ MORE: Recap and result from Greece v Ireland

Jayson Molumby 4 - Usually fully of energy and industry but had no impact on this game and subbed.

Josh Cullen 5 - More influential in the second-half after struggling in the first, but still fell short.

Will Smallbone 5 - Handed a first competitive start and whipped in the corner for Collins’ goal but subbed.

Callum O’Dowda 4 - Conceded the penalty and was carved open for the second goal. Poor night and subbed.

Evan Ferguson 5 - Put in a shift off the ball and provided the headed assist for Collins’s goal but lacked impact.

Adam Idah 4 - Needed to justify Kenny’s faith but wasn’t involved as Greece bossed the ball and hooked at half-time.

Ireland subs:

Mikey Johnston for Idah (45 mins) - 5

Jason Knight for Smallbone (53 mins) - 6

James McClean for O’Dowda (53 mins) - 6

Michael Obafemi for Molumby (81 mins) - 5

Troy Parrott for Lenihan (89 mins) - 4

Subs not used: Kelleher, Travers, O’Shea, Browne, Hendrick, McGrath, Sykes.

GREECE: Vlachodimos 6; Baldock 6, Mavropanos 7, Hatzidiakos 6, Tsimikas 7; Bakasetas 8, Kourbelis 7, Mantalos 7 (Siopis 90, 5); Masouras 7, Pavlidis 7 (Giakoumakis 71, 6), Pelkas 6 (Fountas 71, 6).

Referee: H Lechner (Austria)


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