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Stubborn Greece frustrate Spain

Stubborn Greece frustrate Spain

Spain suffered a frustrating start to their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign as they were held to a draw by Greece in Granada.

Alvaro Morata have the home side the lead from close range, shortly after Dani Olmo’s drive had hit the crossbar.

However, substitute Inigo Martinez conceded a penalty for a rash tackle on Greek midfielder Giorgos Masouras.

Anastasios Bakasetas converted from the spot to stun Luis Enrique’s team and earn his side an impressive point.

Morata, currently on loan at Juventus from Atletico Madrid, had an opportunity to win it for his country but headed straight at the goalkeeper as Spain dominated possession but struggled to create any clear chances.

Spain next travel to Georgia in their second qualifying fixture on Sunday, the same day Greece host Honduras in a friendly.

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