The 2nd match of the Quarter-Finals stages from this Euro concluded with Germany crushing Greece with a final scoreboard of 4-2 however their dominance was evident as they controlled the ball from every inch of the pitch throughout the entire match.
Mario Gomez was surprisingly found at the bench along with Podolski and Muller who are consistent regular players of Germany but today they just managed to play for the last 10 minutes of the match.
From the very start of the game, the tactics of Greece was more than clear with almost their entire squad playing in their own half and defending with everything they had. Mesut Ozil was the orchestrator for his side with some deep and precise passes to Klose and Reus but only managing to get their shots wide away from the post.
The 1rst goal of the encounter was scored by a rather shocking source as Philip Lahm picked up the ball down the left flank and created just enough space to fire a powerful shot past the fingers of the goalkeeper Michalis Sifakis and into his net.
10 minutes into the 2nd half and Greece leveled the match when they capitalized of a dreadful pass from the Germans and turned it into a quick counterattack which ended up with Samaras getting the ball past Jerome Boateng and behind Neuer as he scored the 1rst goal of Greece.
It did not take long for Joechim Low’s squad to get back into the game as a matter of fact it only took them 6 minutes to get ahead on the scoreboard following a nice and delicate chipped ball from Boateng and met by Khedira as he scored through a beautiful volley. The surprise addition of Miroslav Klose was finally paid off for Low as the striker of Lazio turned the scoreboard 3-1.
The 4th and last goal of Germany arrived when Reus clinched the ball and slammed it into the roof of the net at the 74th minute, Salpingidis salvaged 1 goal through a penalty gifted to them but it really wouldn’t make any difference as Germany advance to the Semi-Finals.
Video Highlights Of This Match can be viewed Here
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