Friday, June 22, 2012
EURO 2012 : Germany beat Greece 4-2 to reach semis
Goals from captain Philipp Lahm, Sami Khedira, Miroslav Klose and Marco Reus secured the deserved victory for the Germans in Gdansk.
Germany could not keep a clean sheet however, as Georgios Samaras made it 1-1 early in the second half, when Greece fought back into the game, while Dimitris Salpigdis converted a late penalty.
But the result was never in doubt as Germany, who had surprisingly opted to remove Mario Gomez, Thomas Muller and Lukas Podolski from their starting XI, cruised to victory.
Germany will face the winner of the England v Italy match in the semi-finals.
Video of Euro 2012 Quarter-final Germany v Greece match highlights.
Germany 4 (Lahm 39, Khedira 61, Klose 68, Reus 74)
Greece 2 (Samaras 55, Salpingidis 89)