Germany beats Greece to advance to Euro semifinals

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GDANSK, Jun. 22, 2012 (AMP) — Poland Ukraine 2012 : Germany reached the semifinals of the 2012 UEFA Euro with a 4-2 win against Greece (halftime: 1-0) on Friday night at the PGE Arena in Gdansk.

Germany dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by defender Philipp Lahm in the 39th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Germans further widened their lead in the second period by scoring three times (Khedira '61, Klose '68 and Reus '74).

Fixtures and Results : Second stage

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Overview

Germany at the Euro

  • 3 titles (1972, 1980, 1996)
  • 11 appearances (first in 1972)
  • 12 participations in the qualifications (first in 1968)
  • Statistics: Champions (1972, 1980, 1996) Runners-up (1976, 1992, 2008)

Greece at the Euro

  • 1 title (2004)
  • 4 appearances (first in 1980)
  • 13 participations in the qualifications (first in 1960)
  • Statistics: Champions (2004)
2012 Euro Poster
Germany
4:2
Greece
4:2 (1:0)
  • 22 June 2012
  • 20:45
  • Gdansk

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