CHISINAU, Sept 2 (Reuters) - European champions Greece, with a late goal from substitute Nikos Liberopoulos, made a winning start to their defence by overcoming Moldova 1-0 in a Group C qualifier on Saturday.
Greece dominated possession throughout but had barely
troubled a committed Moldovan defence until Lyberopoulos headed
the winner in the 77th minute.
Greek midfielder Angelo Basinas had earlier missed a penalty
in the first half.
The Greeks were looking for a sharp improvement after a 4-0
friendly defeat against England last month but will take little
comfort from their performance.