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Title: Germany vs Greece
Description: Quarterfinals, June 22

Dman81 - June 22, 2012 11:42 AM (GMT)
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Location: Arena Gdansk, Gdansk

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Something has to give when Greece and Germany meet in the last eight of UEFA EURO 2012 at the Arena Gdansk neither team has ever lost a UEFA European Championship quarter-final before.

Germany are competing in their fifth quarter-final and have gone on to the final on each previous occasion while Greece hope to pull off a shock to match their dethroning of defending champions France on their one previous appearance at this stage in 2004.

That Greek victory came under Otto Rehhagel, the German who famously guided Greece all the way to the final and the Henri Delaunay Cup in 2004. Now, after climbing off the foot of Group A with a surprise defeat of Russia, Fernando Santos's side are back in the quarter-finals and planning another upset against Germany, the Group B victors who remain the only team to have won every game so far.

The winners of this tie will play England or Italy in the semi-finals in Warsaw on 28 June.

Head-to-head record
Greece first played West Germany in 1960 and, 52 years on, are still seeking a first win. Germany hold the upper hand with five victories and three draws from the nations' eight previous encounters.

Greece lost home (0-3) and away (1-2) to West Germany when they first met in qualifying for the 1962 FIFA World Cup. There was an identical outcome when the teams last squared off in qualifying for the 2002 finals, Germany winning 2-0 in Hamburg and 4-2 in Athens.

More encouragingly for the Greeks, their three matches with Germany on the UEFA European Championship stage all ended in draws in two qualifiers for the 1976 tournament and in the eight-team final round in Italy in 1980.

Greece also played East Germany seven times, winning two games but losing the others.

Dman81 - June 22, 2012 03:26 PM (GMT)
Germany had to bail Greece so many times due to their financial crisis, this time they will give them a beating and a half..

Dman81 - June 22, 2012 07:36 PM (GMT)
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