Greece 2-1 Nigeria
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) — Greece earned its first World Cup win, coming from behind to beat 10-man Nigeria 2-1 in Group B today.
Vassilis Torosidis scored the winning goal in the 71st minute after a mistake from Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to make history for Greece, which had lost all four of its previous World Cup matches.
Nigeria had taken the lead in the 16th minute at Free State Stadium when Kalu Uche’s curling free kick from 35 meters (yards) deceived everyone.
But the game changed in the 33rd when Nigeria midfielder Sani Kaita was shown a straight red card for kicking Torosidis on the touchline.
Dimitris Salpingidis equalized in the 44th with a deflected shot.