Goal-shy Greece draws with Nigeria

Victor Moses of Nigeria and Andreas Samaris of Greece

Victor Moses of Nigeria and Andreas Samaris of Greece pursue the ball during a World Cup warm-up match in Chester, Pennsylvania (AFP)


Greece failed to score for their third straight game as they played out a 0-0 draw in their World Cup warm-up game with Nigeria in Pennsylvania.

In a cagey first half, Ioannis Fetfatzidis and Georgios Karagounis wasted opportunities to break the deadlock while Lazaros Christodoulopoulos went close with a long range thunderbolt.

Despite some good runs from Victor Moses, the Super Eagles were restricted to long range efforts through Ogenyi Onazi and Ahmed Musa that were saved.

The Nigerians created good chances after the break with Moses failing to find the target from a tight angle before having a penalty appeal turned down.

John Obi Mikel went agonisingly close with a low effort late on while Onazi’s fierce shot was beaten away by the keeper.

The Greek substitutes made some impact with Celtic striker Georgios Samaras having an effort saved while Panagiotis Kone curled his shot just wide but neither side were able to break the deadlock.

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