Euro 2012: Germany crush Greece to reach Semi-Finals

Germany produced a dominant display to beat Greece 4-2 and set up a Euro 2012 semi-final with either England or Italy.

Germany wasted a host of early chances before captain Philipp Lahm fired them ahead in spectacular fashion.

Greece threatened a scare when Celtic striker Georgios Samaras levelled on the counter-attack, but Sami Khedira and Miroslav Klose soon responded.

Marco Reus thumped home a fourth before Dimitris Salpingidis netted a penalty.

German coach Joachim Loew had decided to rest his first-choice strike trio of Mario Gomez, Thomas Mueller and Lukas Podolski.

But his decision was vindicated as young replacements Reus and Andre Schurrle turned in energetic performances either side of the vastly experienced Klose, who saw an early strike ruled out for offside.


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