SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Georgios Samaras

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Georgios Samaras

World Cup 2014

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Georgios Samaras

Georgios Samaras

By TATE STEINLAGE 

It has rarely been pretty, but Greece has found a way into the round of 16.

A do-or-die match versus the Ivory Coast ended in thrilling fashion as the relentless Greeks found a way to push forward to put itself in a position to earn a penalty.

Georgios Samaras drew the stoppage-time penalty after being clipped on the heel, and then buried the opportunity in full confidence. It was a fitting finish for what proved to be somewhat of a breakthrough game for Samaras and the Greek attack. The 29-year-old helped his country take a stunning 1-0 lead over the Ivory Coast right before halftime with a takeaway pass to substitute midfielder Andreas Samaris for the easy goal.

As the lone forward, Samaras also drew six fouls and finished with 18 successful passes in a 90-minute effort.

Samaras beat out teammates Andreas Samaris and Panagiotis Glykos for the honors.

——-

What did you make of Samaras’ effort? Can this be a jumpstart for the Greek attack in the knockout rounds?

Share your thoughts below.

More from

More SBI
Home