It is going to be a great game. Here is Euro 2012 Germany vs Greece preview: live stream to be available. Germany favourties against Greece in the 2nd quarter finals
Germany are dubbed favourites as they take on the ‘giant killer’ Greece in the second quarter finals on Friday at PGE Arena, Gdansk, Poland.
Germany is the only team with a 100 per cent at the Euro 2012 and with their aggressive way of playing they would expect to continue their silver run.
German coach Joachim Low has a great record of winning straight last 14 formal games as they have beaten Portugal, Holland and Denmark in group A.
Although Greece has got a reputation of a ‘giant killer’, it is the Germans who have never lost to Greece. Both the teams have met eight times. The Germans have quite a fair record of winning all the four UEFA European Championship last four matches they have contested.
On the other hand Greece had beaten the then defending champion France in 2004 by 1-0 last and the only time they had reached the quarter-final stage
Greece coach Fernando Santos was elated whne his team beat Russia by a solitary goal as it made them the quarter finalist.
Football analysts think that the Friday’s game would a battle of class and intellect. Greece has the best tag of underdogs as it makes free from any feeling of tension. Reaching into quarters and their performance till now has made this country feel happy which is beset with economic hardships.
Germany Coach Joachim Low has termed the Greece team as ‘maters of efficiency’ and they are very careful not to underestimate them . Low has announce that they would more likely to field the same squad that began the tournament as suspended Jerome Boateng likely make a come back.
As a coch Low is one of the few who face the ‘problem of plenty’. In fact he has been criticiesd for not allowing technically more gifted players.
Greece has a major concern as their goal scorer against the Russians star Giorgios Karagounis would not be availbe because he is serving a suspension.
While the Germans are expected to attack from the word go, the Greeks would trying to hold and frustrate them with their defensive game. While defending Greece would love to see one opportunistic goal from either Giorgos Samaras or Fanis Gekas. The Greeks are enjoying themselves with the ‘Born Fighters’ tag pasted on their team bus.
Samaras thinks that this would help them to make ‘Greece happy’.