• Date: 12 Jun 2012
  • Venue: Wroclaw Municipal Stadium - Wroclaw
  • UEFA Euro 2012 - Group Stage


Fanis Gekas (53)

1 - 2

Czech Republic

Petr Jiracek (3)

Vaclav Pilar (6)

Greece vs Czech Republic

Team Lineups


Fernando Santos
Kostas Chalkias
Vassilis Torosidis
Kyriakos Papadopoulos
Konstantinos Katsouranis
Jose Holebas
Giorgos Fotakis
Giannis Maniatis
Giorgos Karagounis
Dimitrios Salpingidis
Giorgios Samaras
Kostas Fortounis
Alexandros Tzorvas
Giorgos Tzavelas
Stelios Malezas
Grigoris Makos
Nikos Liberopoulos
Sotiris Ninis
Giannis Fetfatzidis
Michalis Sifakis
Fanis Gekas
Kostas Mitroglou

Czech Republic

Michal Bilek
Petr Cech
Theodor Gebre Selassie
Tomas Sivok
Michal Kadlec
David Limbersky
Petr Jiracek
Tomas Hubschman
Tomas Rosicky
Jaroslav Plasil
Vaclav Pilar
Milan Baros
Jan Lastuvka
Jaroslav Drobny
Marek Suchy
Roman Hubník
Tomas Necid
Jan Rezek
Milan Petrzela
David Lafata
Vladimír Darida
Daniel Kolar
Tomas Pekhart
Frantisek Rajtoral

Match Report
Czechs gain revenge on Greeks to stay alive
The Czech Republic kept alive their hopes of reaching the Euro 2012 quarter-finals as they beat Greece 2-1 in their Group A clash here on Tuesday.
Victory not only took the Czechs onto three points with a game to come against co-hosts Poland but was also revenge for their defeat by the Greeks in the Euro 2004 semi-finals.
The Greeks - who went on to win the Euro 2004 title - are stuck on just a point with Russia, who beat the Czechs 4-1 in their opener, to come.
The Czechs made a dream start scoring twice in the opening six minutes with Jiri Jiracek and Vaclav Pilar scoring.
Greece threatened to get back into the match seven minutes into the second-half when Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech spilled the ball straight to Fanis Gekas and he tucked the ball away.
The Czechs made a dream start as they took advantage of the out of sorts second choice Greek centreback pairing of Kostas Katsouranis and Kyriakos Papadopoulos, who had replaced the injured Avraam Padadopoulos and the suspended Socratis Papastathopoulos.
First Jiracek was picked out in the third minute by Thomas Hubschman with a superb ball over the top which the Wolfsburg dynamo ran on to and fired in a shot that gave Greek 'keeper Costas Chalkias no chance.
Chalkias was at fault for the second goal three minutes later as he failed to cut out Theo Gebre Selassie's ball from the byline and with the two Greek central defenders slow to react Pilar slid in to put the ball in the net for his second goal of the tournament.
Chalkias's unhappy afternoon ended prematurely when he had to go off injured in the 22nd minute and was replaced by Michalis Sapikis.
Sapikis proved himself, though, as he made two fine stops in the first-half from Rosicky and Jiracek.
However, the second-half got off in the worst possible manner with Rosicky failing to appear as he was found to be suffering from an apparent Achilles tendon injury.
The Greeks heartened by the loss of the Czechs most influential player pressed for a goal.
They were rewarded when there was a rare error by Cech as he collided with Tomas Sivok going for a cross spilled the ball and Fanis Gekas was on hand to gratefully tuck the ball into the net.
The Russians play co-hosts Poland, who have a point after a 1-1 draw with the Greeks, later on Tuesday.