Greece 1-0 Russia Highlights – Euro 2012
Giorgos Karagounis scored the only goal as Greece produced a major shock to knock Russia out of Euro 2012 and seal their place in the quarter-finals.
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Venue: National Stadium, Warsaw
Date: Saturday, 16 June
Kick-off: 19:45 BST
1-0 Karagounis 45+2′
Greece have only beaten Russia once in the past 10 meetings between the two nations.
The Russians beat Greece in the group stages of both Euro 2008 and Euro 2004.
Their most recent clash was a 1-1 friendly draw last year.
The Greeks have scored just one goal in each of their past seven matches (winning just once).
In their three previous European Championships tournaments to date, Greece have either finished bottom of their group or won the competition outright (as they did in 2004).
They have not won any of their past five Euro matches since winning the tournament in 2004.
Salpingidis took his tally to five international goals in under 12 months against Poland on match-day one – two more than he had managed in his previous six years with the national team.
They are now 16 matches unbeaten (W8, D8) since a 1-0 friendly defeat to Iran in February 2011.
Their defence has conceded just four times in their last 13 games.
Dick Advocaat’s side have scored from five of their seven shots on targets so far at Euro 2012.
Five of their past seven goals at major tournaments have been scored (1) or set up (4) by Arshavin.
Eleven of the current squad were also at Euro 2008, where the Russians reached the semi-finals.
Only two squad members were playing outside their country at the end of the season, a transitional 14-month 44-match campaign as Russia switches to a western European-like winter season.