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Karaiskakis Stadium (ATT 7,000) 19th November 2008 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: H Webb

Greece Greece vs Italy Italy

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Toni strike rescues Italy

Draw sees Lippi equal world record

Last Updated: 19/11/08 10:14pm

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Toni: Ended goal drought

Toni: Ended goal drought

Italy came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Greece and help Marcello Lippi equal the world record of 31 international games without defeat.

Luca Toni ended his international goal drought to cancel out Theofanis Gekas' opener for Greece.

Greece broke the deadlock five minutes after the break when substitute Gekas beat the Italy offside trap to lift the ball over Morgan De Sanctis.

The lead proved short-lived as Italy drew level just four minutes later with Toni's looping header from Daniele De Rossi's free-kick finding the net.

The goal was Toni's first for the World Cup winners since the friendly win over Portugal in February.

Both sides had chances to win the game late on, but they both had to be content with a draw.

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