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World Cup 2010 Group B: Greece 0-2 Argentina

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Martín Demichelis and Martín Palermo scored second-half goals to help Argentina complete a flawless Group B campaign with a 2-0 victory over Greece in Polokwane.

Argentina broke the deadlock in the 77th minute when Demichelis lashed home after his header bounced off team-mate Diego Milito and back into his path.

Palermo made it 2-0 in the closing minutes as the veteran striker rolled the ball into an empty net after Greece goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas had saved a Lionel Messi effort.

Argentina will now play Mexico in the round of 16 in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Lineups:

Greece: Alexandros Tzorvas; Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Loukas Vyntra, Avraam Papadopoulos, Vasilis Torosidis (Christos Patsatzoglou, 54); Vangelis Moras; Alexandros Tziolis, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Giorgos Karagounis (Nikos Spiropoulos, 46), Kostas Katsouranis (Sotiris Ninis, 54); Georgios Samaras

Argentina: Sergio Romero; Nicolas Otamendi, Martín Demichelis, Nicolás Burdisso, Clemente Rodríguez; Maxi Rodríguez (Ángel di María, 63), Mario Bolatti, Juan Sebastián Verón; Lionel Messi; Diego Milito (Martín Palermo, 80), Sergio Agüero (Javier Pastore, 76)

Statistics:
GreeceArgentina
0Goals2
3Shots on target9
2Shots off target3
1Corners10
14Fouls7
0Offsides2
1Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
33Ball possession (%)67


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