LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When Greece vs Russia 2012 battle in today’s Euro 2012 showdown, Greece will know its predicament. Today’s Greece vs Russia 2012 (en vivo 2:45 PM EST) is the final hope for Greek players to redeem themselves in Group A standings. Only two teams will advance out of the Group A round. But with Greece currently two points out of second place, today’s game remains critical.
Officials remind news today that UEFA Euro 2012 Group A rankings currently put Russia in first place with four points and the Czech Republic in second place with three points. Poland and Greece are currently in third and fourth place with two and one point respectively. As a result, Greece must win today, or will be eliminated from Euro 2012.
Throughout this tournament, Greece has been surprising news by consistently coming up short. On June 8, Greece earned a draw against Poland in its opening match. Four days later, Greece was narrowly defeated by the Czech Republic in a 1-2 final score.
For today, Greece needs to produce a stronger offense. Against Poland, Salpigidis delivered Greece its only goal at the fifty-one minute mark. Against the Czech Republic, Gekas scored fifty-three minutes into play. Greece needs to not only improve its scoring game but also its ability to put up numbers earlier in the match.
But Russia has proven to be exceptional on defense this round. Russia surprised news by only allowing a single goal in its opening match against the Czech Republic. And in its draw against Poland, Russia only let its opponent earn a single goal.
In other matches this year, Russia has impressed news with its International Friendly results. The team defeated Italy on June 1 and earned a draw against Uruguay in May. Also this year, Russia has defeated Denmark and earned a draw against Lithuanian. But can Russia defeat Greece tonight as well? For live results, click HERE.