Win would give Greece control at group’s top

European soccer champions Greece will take control of their Euro 2008 qualifying group if they can win their home clash with Moldova tomorrow. A 2-0 over win over Hungary on Saturday, coupled with second-placed Turkey’s 3-2 defeat in Bosnia, has left Greece two points clear in Group C. With Turkey not in action this week, that lead could be stretched to five points. The Greeks played arguably their best first half in nearly three years when they scored twice and created numerous other chances. Coach Otto Rehhagel made several changes, bringing in Bundesliga top scorer Fanis Gekas, central midfielder Vassilis Torosidis, who played left, and striker Yiannis Amanatidis for a three-pronged attack with Angelos Charisteas. «That win gave us three points but there is still a long way to go,» said midfielder Costas Katsouranis. «Theoretically, the Moldova match is easier than Hungary but we have to be serious, focused and play in the same style.» (Reuters)

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