LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Germany vs. Greece 2012 will battle in today’s Euro 2012 quarterfinals match for a possible semi-finals seat. When Germany vs. Greece 2012 take to the field (en vivo 2:45 pm start time), they will mark the second of four matches this week. Yesterday, Czech Republic vs Portugal ended with a stunning late win by Portugal. Portugal advanced to the semi-finals June 27 match against the winner of Spain vs France. But today, Germany vs. Greece will battle for a semi-finals slot, to face the winner of the key England vs Italy game this weekend.
Germany comes into today’s match after dominating news with a stellar showing in Group B. Germany advanced to the quarters out of Group B after a scoring five goals in three games. The team has been undefeated in the group stage, beating Portugal 1-0, then the Netherlands 1-2, and finally against Denmark with the same score.
The key has been, however, Mario Gomez. Against Netherlands, Gomez dominated news with two of both the team’s goals. He delivered the game winning shot at the thirty-eighth minute against the Dutch. Against Portugal, he again delivered the game winning shot at the seventy-two minute mark. But against Denmark, Germany won after strong showings and goals by Bender and Podolski at the eightieth and nineteen minutes, respectively.
Greece reached today’s Euro 2012 quarterfinals after a second place finish in Group A behind yesterdayâ€™s first place eliminated Group A team Czech Republic.
Greece has not shown, however, any scoring strength. In group action, Greece in three games only scored three goals. It earned a draw against Poland 1-1, then a loss to Czech Republic and finally a narrow 1-0 defeat of Russia.
Greece’s scoring, moreover, has come from its full roster. Against Poland, Salpigidis delivered the critical goal. Gekas was the sole player able to score on Czech Republic. And Karagounis made news, delivering the game winning goal against Russia last week to advance to the quarterfinals. But can Karagounis do it again today? For live updates, click HERE.
Euro 2012, Soccer