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Serbia beats Greece 2-0 in friendly

November 18, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Serbia beat Greece 2-0 in a lackluster friendly match Tuesday on goals from Radoslav Petrovic and Nemanja Gudelj as the two countries attempted to recover from humiliating home defeats in European qualifying.

Petrovic headed in a freekick from Zoran Tosic in the 60th minute as the Serbs’ attention to set pieces eventually payed off at the 3,500-seat Perivolia stadium in Crete.

Gudelj caught goalkeeper Panagiotis Glykos off guard, curling a long-distance shot past him in injury time.

The Greeks produced few chances though Lazaros Christodoulopoulos forced a fine save from Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic in the 50th.

National youth coaches sat in for both teams Tuesday, after Greece’s disastrous 1-0 loss to the Faeroe Islands on Friday saw coach Claudio Ranieri suspended indefinitely. Dick Advocaat quit the Serbia post after losing 3-1 to Denmark.

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