Euro 2012 Quarter-Final: Germany 4-2 Greece
Joachim Loew's youthful German side have made it to the semi-finals of Euro 2012, sweeping aside Greece in a 4-2 victory on Friday.The Germans dominated the first half without putting away their chances, but full back Philip Lahm scored their first on 39 minutes, striking from distance. However, Greece hit back through Samaras, who scored from close range just after the half time break.The German lead was restored by midfielder Sami Khedira, and the third was added by striker Miroslav Klose. The fourth goal was scored by Marco Reus, before Greece scored a consolation through Salpingidis one minute before the final whistle. Victory ensured that Germany progressed to their 4th semi-final in a row.See if the Germans can win the tournament. Buy Germany Euro 2012 tickets or Germany vs Italy tickets today.Manager Loew paid tribute to his team's attacking qualities stating that he proud of his team, while noting that the Greeks were always dangerous. As Loew said, Germany "failed to take an early lead, but we did not panic."Loew selected a strong side, not taking any chances with an experimental eleven and made several well timed substitutions to liven up the performance of his team.This still left high class attackers like Podolski, Muller and Mario Gomez on the bench, and these players will hope to force their way into a place against Italy.