UEFA Euro 2012 Results – Greece Vs Czech Republic Match Report
Euro 2012 Result – Greece 1 – 2 Czech Republic
The first game of the evening start very very Quickly with the Czech Republic going 2 – 0 up in the first 6 minutes. The Goals were scored by . Greece really couldn’t have got off to a more woeful start and on the balance of play Greece were lucky it was only 2 – 0 after the first 20 minutes. On a side note Greece just lost their keeper after he claims to be injured. Not a lot wrong with him that I could see.
The tempo slows slightly mid-way through the second half with the Greeks coming more and more into the match. The tempo then slows a little.
5 minutes before half time Greece have and excellent chance where Vassilis Torossidis providers a whipped in cross for Giorgos Fotakis to head in at the back post. Fotakis is flagged offside but he wasn’t, that denied Greece a legitimate goal and was a bad call by the linesmen.
The second half begins much like the end of the first, destinctly average, with a reasonably slow pace. Tomas Rosicky is then forced off through injury and was replaced by Daniel Kolar. That was a real blow for the Czechs because Rosicky was looking their best player.
Just after the 52 minutes Petr Cech, who hasn’t had the best of competitions so far, makes what can only be described as the howler of the tournament as he and the defender gets confused and Cech fumbles right into the path of the nearby Gekas. That goal came from nowhere in the match with the Czech’s looking like they were handling all that Greece had to offer. 1 – 2
Around the 70 minute mark Greece are pushing more and more men forward, but not as of yet providing any tests for Petr Cech. Greece put on another striker to try and force the issue with Kostas Mitroglou coming on in place of the young player Kostas Fortounis.
Towards the end of the game few chances were made with only 1 or 2 goal scoring opportunities for both teams. This Euro 2012 match result means that the Czechs won some much needed points if they still hope to go through to the Euro 2012 quarter final stage.
The referee was Stephane Lannoy of France and to be honest he didnt do a lot wrong, apart from quite an epic tumble in the first half.