It was a very intensely contested game for both the team that was finally won by Germany 4-2. Here are Germany vs Greece Euro 2012 video highlights. Read the review
Greece’s hopes were dashed on Friday as Germany pumped four goals to reach the semi final of euro 2012 at the Municipal Stadium, Gdansk on a chilly evening. Though Greece got the first equalizer in the 55th minute after conceding one in the 39th, sustained it for the next thirteen minute but then their fate was sealed with two more goals in the 68th and 74th minute by the Germans. Greece got the consolation goal in the 89th minute through penalty spot kick.
Germany started with three major changes as Mario Gomez, Lukas Podolski and Thomas Mueller were dropped. Gomez was replaced veteran Miroslav Klose. Podolski and Mueller gave way for Andre Schuerrle and Marco Reus.
Germany’s number of goals were justified y their ball possession which was almost 70 percent in the first half although the Greeks managed to hold them for 38 minutes.
The Germans were quite attacking with their passing from the start though the Greeks tried best to stop them with strong defense. It ws Germany’s 15th straight formal win.
Philipp Lahm started got the breakthrough with a curling shot towards the top right corner for Germany in the 39th minute through long range beating Michalis Sifakis.
After sixteen minutes the Greeks got the equalizer through Giorgos Samaras. Samaras found Fanis Gekas low cross. Samaras beat Neuer and put the ball into the net.
The Greeks survived a 67th minute free kick but in the next minute Miroslav Klose scored through a header on a corer kick.
Marco Reus scored Germany’s fourth goal in the 74th minute with clinical finish. Sifakis came out to save Klose’s effort but Reus netted the ball from close range.
Greece got a penalty kick after a handball inside the box.Torosidis crossed from the left ball it hit Boateng’s arm but Salpingidis put succeeded to put the ball in the right corner as Neuer dived the wrong way.