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Euro 2020 Group J - Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Greece (26 March 2019, Bilino Polje Stadium, Zenica)

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Fantastic fightback, and a really good result in the end.

After the first 20 minutes this one looked like it was heading for a 5-0 

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The one thing I will say about the way they play is that this version of the ethniki def hustles more than the one from the past campaign..

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Good showing from Samaris finally after all this time....Donis was the guy who kept working after going down 2-0....Bakakis and Koutris were really outclassed by their opponents but Koutris can improve (Idk about Bak)....Zeca the workhorse....lots of positives if you take away the first 20 min. The most important is the reacquisition of the fighting, never die mentality. I'll take the 2-2 happily.

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I was gunna go to a greek bar to watch it after first 20 minutes i was glad I didn't by end of the game I wish I did. Just watched at home.

 

we really have a bad habit of being brain dead first third of matches and then wake up.

sokratis was pretty bad. siovas was actually much better and good building play at the back.

koutris was really good second half.

fortounis was tricky for their defense but also made some plays that lost us the ball.

donis can't be solo striker, should've started koulouris there and we would've for sure gotten another goal (instead of bouchalakis who was useless)

masouras was good and breathe of fresh air as well.

I still don't rate kolovos and think that was a lucky header but thanks for scoring.

zeca was amazing as usually and saved us from going down 3-0

great game. bosnia and greece have quite a rivalry. I'm glad both sides kept it relatively classy, helping each other up etc. sokratis classy for the injury kicking the ball away from play (but sokratis looked like he lacked spirit to me unno)

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That was unbelievable. Disappointed that we didn't come away with the 3 points, but a thrilling game for a change. 

If Anastasiadis comes out with the defensive scheme again vs Italy then today's comeback will be in vain. Enough with that garbage loser mentality. It will continue to plague this team. Good on the coach for going for the win in the end though. 

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1 minute ago, georgelaz said:

 

great game. bosnia and greece have quite a rivalry. I'm glad both sides kept it relatively classy, helping each other up etc. sokratis classy for the injury kicking the ball away from play (but sokratis looked like he lacked spirit to me unno)

I don't see it. He wasn't at fault for anything and kept things tight all game.

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Great in game adjustments from COACH ANGE I must say!

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14 minutes ago, Ellada2004 said:

We could have won it at the end!! 

We own BOSNIA!!!!!!!!!!!

Bosnia should be embarrassed to have come out with even that point. They had no right. Red card or not, the tide had turned a while ago. Their goals were both flukes. 

We cannot start scared anymore. Get the right players on and make a game out of it right away, for god's sake!

How many times will we concede early before we wake up. Same thing vs Croatia last year. 

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As much as I criticized the coach for the mistake to start the game I give him full credit for making in game adjustments and changing the style to at the very least give us a chance.. Hopefuly now he sees unless we are playing a superpower we need to come out with speed and creativity and not just sit back and take the pressure..

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20 minutes ago, Jimmyp said:

I just saw a pig fly by my house 

I owe you a drink buddy! 😁😂😅

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5 minutes ago, georgelaz said:

 

I still don't rate kolovos and think that was a lucky header but thanks for scoring.

 

I think Kolovo is on the upswing in his career. That was a gutsy, hungry header. I'll wait before I pass judgement on him. He saved us today. 

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3 minutes ago, Argy said:

Bosnia should be embarrassed to have come out with even that point. They had no right. Red card or not, the tide had turned a while ago. Their goals were both flukes. 

We cannot start scared anymore. Get the right players on and make a game out of it right away, for god's sake!

How many times will we concede early before we wake up. Same thing vs Croatia last year. 

Yes true.. If Manolas was playing in this game I think we win this game 3-1... 

As for BOSNIA they are not this big team that a lot of people think they are and they showed it!!!

 

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I hope the Anastasiadis has seen now the correct team over the 2 matches.  He has made many good decisions but still needs to fully commit to it.

It will be crucial for the Italy match to start with the right 11!

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^ Yes we have to be ready of the start for Italy..

Bosnia go to Finland without Pjanic.. 

Dzeko was nothing today...

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looks good for us now. that was an away game. they lost pjanic for next match and we'll be much better vs. bosnia at home. 

I'm optimistic we'll qualify now. this was the make or break game imo.

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Pelkas would have been useful as a sub for Fortounis today. 

 

If you would have told me this morning that the game would end 2-2, I would gladly take it. Still, the 3 points were Greece's for the taking. 

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11 minutes ago, Argy said:

I think Kolovo is on the upswing in his career. That was a gutsy, hungry header. I'll wait before I pass judgement on him. He saved us today. 

At the time I didn't want him coming in when I saw the change.. I was wrong on that call.

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2 minutes ago, georgelaz said:

looks good for us now. that was an away game. they lost pjanic for next match and we'll be much better vs. bosnia at home. 

I'm optimistic we'll qualify now. this was the make or break game imo.

Down 0-2 after 20 will take a tie gladly.. For Bosnia it feels like a LOSS.. and no Pjanic in a tricky encounter in Finland.

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Just now, Ellada2004 said:

At the time I didn't want him coming in when I saw the change.. I was wrong on that call.

same but tzavellas also saved our butts in the other bosnia game but didn't mean he should be starting

I think if Manolas Koulouris (Donis/Masouras on the wings) started we would have won the game.

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Coach Ange sticking it to these Bosnian reporters during post game conference.. LOL!

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1 minute ago, georgelaz said:

same but tzavellas also saved our butts in the other bosnia game but didn't mean he should be starting

I think if Manolas Koulouris (Donis/Masouras on the wings) started we would have won the game.

Manolas was there we win 100%

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Boys we never score goals as we average under .5 goals a game so to start the tournament in our first 2 games and scoring 4 goals is a step in the right direction.. When was the last time we scored more then 1 goal in a game against an equal or better opponent..  

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2 minutes ago, Ellada2004 said:

Coach Ange sticking it to these Bosnian reporters during post game conference.. LOL!

Where did you see the press conference?

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2 minutes ago, Ellada2004 said:

Coach Ange sticking it to these Bosnian reporters during post game conference.. LOL!

How so?

 

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