Colin Murray presents highlights of the second Euro 2012 quarter final between Germany and Greece.
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Hello. Last night, it was all about the one Ronnie, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tonight, the story is not just about the euro's, but also the
Eurozone, as Germany and Greece met in a match with a significant
political backdrop. I am delighted to have them two men who are always
on the money, Robbie Savage and Steve Staunton, who will thankfully
stick to the football. After the action, we will hear from Roy
Hodgson. Its head straight to get danced for the last clash between
the group B winners and the Group E runners up. These two countries are
locked in a bail-out battle that could change the face of Europe.
Cure austerity groups are owed a 365 billions, but do not like the
terms and conditions. On the pitch, it is no surprise that Germany have
the upper hand. They cruised through the group, Mario Gomez as
the golden boy. As for Greece, they beat Russia to qualify with Cold
War pass Karagounis, but he is banned for this. The class of 2012
will miss him. They can look back at the class of 2004 for
inspiration. Simon Brotherton and years ago and have never managed to
beat them. But if they can cause an upset tonight, they deserve all the
England's win over Sweden, and before that Denmark's victory over
the Netherlands. Greece are without their talismanic leader and captain
this evening. He is suspended. Germany's footballing ability or
their economic strength, but in a one-off game, as Greece have shown
more than once in the past, anything can happen. That is why we
all watch football. Mark Bright is alongside made. I think everyone is
surprised that the German coach rang the changes. I think we can
understand a bit more physicality up front. Fees Germany looking to
attack straight away. Papastathopoulos had to step in
rapidly. It was not offside, but the assistant down the near side
gave it. That is the coach, in charge of 24 matches since taking
over. Greece have only lost twice. Schweinsteiger is taking on more
responsibility in the team following the retirement of Michael
Ballack. Germany looking lively. Germany are ahead already! The flag
goes up at the near side. It will not count. Excellent play from
Germany, taking the game to Greece. Khedira's shot was parried. Correct
decision. The goalkeeper stayed on the ground here. This was probably
where there was a compact. It was Greece. Grigoris Makos is playing
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very highly regarded player. He has had rave reviews during his couple
of seasons in the Bundesliga. Blocked by Sifakis and the way for
a corner kick. That looked as though it was going to be the
opening goal. Excellent stop by Germany have had almost 70% of the
play so far. Greece standing firm. Beaten away by the goalkeeper.
Greece are under pressure at the moment. They have to hold on.
much respite for Greece here, as Germany slowly up the ante, go
through the gears. So close. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in the
crowd tonight. She is considered a lucky charm for the national team,
having seen their 4-0 victory over Argentina at the World Cup finals
two years ago, but she was unable to attend the semi-final. So if
Germany get through, she will have to fit the football into her busy
schedule for the semi-. Germany are getting closer. Very good chances.
Unchallenged. I get the feeling of the coach expected slightly more
there. It looks like just a matter of time, but with Greece, you never
know. It does. Greece do not throw many players forward. Good job from
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Germany's point of view. I thought back as that ball was spilled by
body in the way. Good play once again. He is proving to be the hero
from the captain! Germany finally make the breakthrough. Sifakis
finally beaten by Philip Lahm, the man who scored the opening goal in
the World Cup of 2006. He scores the first goal of this quarter-
final here at Euro 2012. It is similar to the one he scored in
2006. Comes inside on to the right foot, and fires it. You see it
swerve away from Sifakis. That was the goal they were looking for.
is all Germany here. But Greece are still just about in the game. That
was very nearly two there from Andre Schurrle. I thought it was in.
ringing at the back. Good counter- attacking football. That is better
of the ball. Samaras is there! And Greece are level! Giorgos Samaras
with the goal. They have done ever so well with the counter-attack,
Greece. Lots of pace. He delivered the perfect pass. Greece well on
the ropes throughout the first half. Germany had the half-time lead, but
they would not lie down. Boateng does not do his job properly. I
think he gets his shirt pulled a bit, but this was an excellent ball.
Right across the six-yard box. Full credit to Greece. They have come
out and had a goal in the second half and made a game of it. Will
Germany sale on into the last four, or will Greece again came up --
come up with a massive upset here, having already knocked Russia out
in the group stages with a win in the final group match in Warsaw? We
Schweinsteiger. That was Khedira. It is 2-1 Germany. Greece were
level for barely five minutes. Germany stormed into action and
restore their lead. They had some long-range shots in the first half
and they broke from the midfield there and drove it into the penalty
area. Khedira chyme its dealing in. It was a fantastic finish. -- a
Sami Khedira. Ken Rees pick themselves off the canvas for his
second time there? Be better come offer a bit more going forward, a
bit more threat. They prove that when they want to go for it, if
they give it a real go, they are a of a merry dance at the moment.
That is a foul. Papastathopoulos is are heading now surely for another
European Championship semi-final. Klose scores on home territory.
Polish-born and there it is another goal for Germany. Right in the
middle of your screen their you can see it is brilliant. It was a neat
header. What a record Klose has in international tournaments. Quite
incredible. 64 goals and 120 games. Greece threatened to make it
interesting for five minutes in the second half. They did, you thought
they would test Germany. They looked at ease in the first half
and were more moving the ball around comfortably. Klose just went
for the perfect finish. Or to strike! Germany are flowing forward.
That was fine finishing from a Reus. Semi-finals of a now for Germany.
This is a decent save but that is an emphatic finish. The goalkeeper
was off the line and still had plenty to do. That was very
confident and bold. It is easy if you are 3-1 up. It shows the depth
in this court. It is an excellent finish. That was super-smooth this
right behind the ball there. It is not looking good for Greece. You
just get the feeling somebody is going to have to play very well to
Sifakis came low. His handling has not been the best tonight. Journey
last won the trophy from England back in 1996. This will be a free
kick for Greece. They went out in a group stages in those 20021004.
There was a rebuilding process going on between generations of
players. They were runners up four years ago, beaten by Spain. Always
there or thereabouts. Three-times winners and three time the runners
his back and hit him on the hand. He hasn't got much calms -- qualms
about that. It clearly struck him on the arm. A chance for a late
consolation from Greece here. This players scored the first ever World
Cup goal for Greece. His score their first goal in this tournament.
Will he bookend it nicely with of the last a goal that Greece will
score here in Poland? Yes. Years. It is 4-2 and Greece have a late
consolation. That is a bit more respectable. A super penalty.
put that away really well, Salpingdis. Germany is through to
the last four as most people Greece did not end up 0-0 there.
saw some contrasting styles of play there. The Greeks were very
defensive in everything they have done tonight. Then you had the
opposite with the free-flowing Germans. A very young and
experienced team. Wonderful talent. They are a joy to watch. All I can
say is, Greece were very lucky that the Germans did not score a little
bit more. So many chances at the start. The tournament has been very
pleasing and we have been enjoying every game and there have been no
neil-Neale's yet. That was great. Lahm produced the world. It took a
little bauble there. To be fair, I am sure the keeper could do a
little bit better -- I am not sure the keeper could do a little bit
better. I think he should. He ought to get a hand on it. That second
ball was a lovely ball in, and what a folly, I think he courted on him
shin but it is going only one place and that is past the keeper.
took the defender away and his sleep, he gets up so high. I have
got to say the Greek goalkeeper was shocking. A great header though.
Sifakis was Sunday League tonight. What a volley that is. Keep or no
keeper, he is not stopping that. Let us have a look at that. We know
in 2004 there was negativity over the Greeks but they have now done
themselves tonight really. That is a bit harsh but fair. Back in 2004,
the quality of the players they had was much better. My cap here from
the kick-off, they have no intention of winning or doing
anything in the game. They are playing for penalties already.
deeper and they would be in Warsaw! Look at this, this is the start of
the game and the Germans are just thinking, come on then, they have
thinking, come on then, they have to go forward. Here we go, we see
them here and they have got ten players in and around the box. The
centre-forward Salpingdis is halfway into his own half. There
are 11 of them and they are within 25 yards of the goal. They have no
chance of breaking out from there. It must be summoned to practise
that in the run-up to a game, the manager says close down one half of
the pitch. They did well to get to the quarter-final given how bad
they are. Can you born 18 into making mistakes? There were few
tonight. I think they did. I think Germany went down to their level.
Schweinsteiger was fantastic so far for Germany, dictating the wake of
play but he kept giving the ball away tonight. He was sloppy. Not
too many options. It was too easy for him and if England get through
they can watch this and say that if you put pressure on them they give
the ball away easy. Schweinsteiger here is giving the ball away. The
manager was going mad, he was getting frustrated. There are flaws
in their armour. Salpingdis here, except for the keeper's stock
position he was clean through on goal. Motta gives the ball away too
easy and that led to a goal. -- which is fair enough. He should be
sprinting back in there. Badstuber is on the wrong side. He should be
tucked round. He is trying to read the 1-2. He is trying to do the
overlap and run. Salpingdis turns and he should hit the target. It is
and he should hit the target. It is that -- it is that engine room for
them. Ozil was up with the best tonight. Yes he is up with the best.
I saw him in the young leek and he is a joy to watch. Look at him here.
is a joy to watch. Look at him here. He is in acres of space, he always
find space. He knows what is around him and he receives a on the half
him and he receives a on the half term. What a lovely little born in
there. He was unlucky. That wasn't the first few minutes. Here he
receives it and he does not have to look, he knows where his man is and
you can see there are three great players around him. Again he just
passes a, moves and finds a new position and gets it and weighs up
his option and passes forward and follows and keeps going and he
should do better actually, you would put money on him scoring a.
Again he picks it up on the right hand side, he goes into the
defender and commits them and that was a lovely little ball with his
right foot. He always finds his man. Again, in the whole, in that little
pocket, the right hand side takes one, a little shimmy and he goes to
the byline and there is nothing on and he keeps hold of it and wins
his team at free kick in a dangerous area. Again here, on the
half term, going into two centre- halves, puts them on their
backsides and he is unlucky with his right foot. Again will, on the
right-hand side, comes in and sprints after it. Again, unlucky
with his shot. He deserved a goal tonight. You would hope that
England will not give him that it England will not give him that it
amount of room. There was a sub- plot tonight about it being about
more than just football, with the Eurozone crisis and it is summed up
by the tears in this man's eyes. Juxtapose this against his
outpouring of glory from Angela Merkel, that is the definition of
rubbing it in. We are winning and we will take �350 billion. Germany
are through. Before we move on we will look at the action on the
will look at the action on the grass continuing. Tomorrow is the
final day of Royal Ascot and all eyes are on black caviar, the
wonder from Down Under is unbeaten in 21 races and is expected to fly
again and when the diamond Jubilee Stakes. We are back with highlights
of Spain against France tomorrow at 10:50pm on BBC One. On Monday,
strawberries, cream and Wimbledon begins. Watch it all across BBC One
and BBC Two and on the red button and BBC Two and on the red button
and online. That starts on Monday. If England beat Italy in Kiev on
Sunday they will reach the semis and equal their best ever Euros
record. Roy and his boys have done good and we caught up with him to
gauge his mood. The first thing to do is check
injuries, is everyone OK? everyone is good. There was a nasty
kick at the end of the game and he has recovered. Jermain Defoe was
back after his need to go back home before his father's funeral. Your
philosophy is organisation, discipline and unselfishness and
that is the Italian way? Would you agree? Yes, they are very
disciplined, they like organisation in the football. There have very
professional players and they really do accept that if you are a
professional football you have to make sacrifices in your private
life and in your professional life The Italians say a lot of Italian
in the English side. It all looks very evenly matched. It looks as if
they are trying to take credit for things. A lot of our players have
had a lot of Italian influence in their lives. They are also
organised and disciplined. When I came in, I had to change the whole
playing philosophy. The zonal system of play that you see today,
I could even suggest that the Italians get that from England.
their press Conference, they were saying that they are the underdogs.
That is very Italian! Let's say they are not and it is 50-50. We
have to tom penalties. Does everybody practice in training?
Everybody practises penalties. But you have to make sure you practice
in a very professional way. You have to get away from a golf
driving range mentality, where you take a bucket of balls and smash
them all around the driving range and remember the three good ones.
It is not about quantity? Not at all. Sometimes, the quantity
element is wrong. Regularity of practice is useful. It is not an
unattractive thing to do at the end of a training session, as long as
you make it clear to the players that you have to take three and try
and score three. I understand you occasionally break training to tell
the story of the scorpion and the Frog. It is the story of the frog
that carries the scorpion across. Yes, the scorpion wants to get to
the other side. And he can't swim, so he asks the frog if he would
give him a piggyback ride. And the frog says no, you are a scorpion.
You will sting me and I will die. And the scorpion persuades him that
that will not happen because if he stings him and from dies, he drowns.
So the Froch accepts that argument and the logic of it, so he puts the
scorpion on his back and swims him across the river. But halfway
across the age river, he feels a terrible sting in his back and says
to the scorpion, you have stung me. And scorpion replies, it is in my
nature. Why do you tell that? was a joke, because one of the
people had done something, and just to amuse them, I was making clear
that it was in the person's nature. He couldn't help it. It is the
nature of this team at the moment to fight and win. I hope that
continues. It is true. It is a very good natured and we are happy to
have got through the three games. Now we want to go on in the
tournament a lot longer. We have got a chance, and the players will
do their best to take that chance. Let's hope lackeys on our side.
there is no sting in the tail. He is a PR expert, Roy. Even Ashley
Cole was doing interviews today. Rare for him to come out and talk
so openly. I have turned private investigator today. It could go to
penalties, many people are saying. I have found evidence. You may
think this is bad news. It is from the Man City website, Balotelli
against Joe Hart. He was all over the place, but he learned from his
mistake. What about that? second one was a shocking penalty
by Balotelli. There is another interesting thing on the penalty
front. 16 years ago today, this happened. Let me take you to Euro
96. Who could forget this? So glad we have changed it are graphics. Go
on, Seiko! One of the most iconic celebrations in all of football.
Fantastic. He had a lovely quiff going on. Talking of bad hair, we
can't show the penalty being scored by peers without showing this one.
Happy memories. We were also chatting earlier about the player's
of the tournament so far. We have already highlighted one tonight.
Ronaldo goes without saying. The tournament could be his to take.
What about Stevie Gerrard? Gerrard has had its huge influence on this
England team and the tournament. Steve played with him at Liverpool,
and he has been absolutely superb. People talk about Beckham's
delivery being the best. Steven Gerrard's delivery this tournament
has been unbelievable. It is his attitude as well. He has got the
long-range passing and the short range. Look at this for a great
attitude. He hustles and hustles. He has led by example. He knows
Rooney is getting forward. He has been absolutely magnificent, Steven
Gerrard. Polo has had a great season. He is an unbelievable
player. Both feet, wonderful passer. Robbie, the key with how Roy has
managed him is, you can't make those runs all the time. You need
to conserve energy and choose your moments. That is what he has done.
They have got creativity in the wings. England have a chance.
tempt fate. I am even been cautious with this link. The BBC might have
one, two or three England games for you on the way over the next few
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Gentlemen, with Greece out of the way, we can look forward to a
mouth-watering five games ahead. There is really nothing now to be
negative about. This is the way it starts now. Spain, France, England,
Italy. The semi-finals will be But tactically, Spain versus France
could be one of those where you expect so much that it could turn
out to be a boring game. Are we feeling the French? I think so.