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.