Czech Republic took three points from Greece [Euro 2012 Result]. Czech Republic got three points from Greece in Greece vs Czech Republic match in Municipal Stadium, Wroclaw on 12 June 2012 after defeating Greece with score 2-1.
Czech Republic has led the game 2-0 since in the early minutes in the first half trough Petr Jiracek and Vaclav Pilar goals.
The first fast goal of Czech Republic was scored by Petr Jiracek in 3’ and three minutes afterward Vaclev Pilar doubled Czech Republic goal.
Whereas Greece could decrease the margin goal after the second half has run for eight minutes. A mistake in defense line of Czech Republic was successfully used by Theofanis Gekas to decrease the margin goal.
With the result, Czech Republic succeeded to come up after they were defeated 1-4 by Russia in the first match. The result also made their way to pass the group stage become clearer, with three points from two matches Czech Republic placed the second place in Group A standings.
Whereas for Greece, which never won in the two first match, the result made their possibility to pass the group stage become smaller. So far they got 1 point from two matches and in the last match they will play against Russia.
Czech Republic started the second half well, after he could scored two goals in the first half, and directly gave threat goal post of Greece trough Selassie crossing into penalty area. Unfortunately, Milan Baros who became the target, failed to change the chance into goal.
Finally, Poland goal came in 53’. Starting from Cech and Sivok mistake, the ball which should be cleared but the ball was rolling freely in penalty area, Gekas run to use the chance. He shot the ball which struck into Cech goal post and the score changed 1-2.
Although both of teams got several chances to score goal, but both of them could not add their goal. The game ended with Czech victory 2-1.
Greece Line-up : Chalkias (Sifakis 22′), Torosidis, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Katsouranis, Holebas, Fotakis (Gekas 45′), Maniatis, Karagounis, Salpingidis, Samaras, Fortounis (Mitroglou 72′).
Substitution : Tzorvas, Sifakis, Tzavellas, Malezas, Makos, Ninis, Fetfatzidis, Liberopoulos, Mitroglou, Gekas, Pekhart, Lafata.
Coach : Fernando Santos
Czech Republic Line-up : Cech, Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Hubschman, Plasil, Jiracek, Rosicky (Kolar 45′ Rajtoral 90′), Pilar, Baros (Pekhart 64′).
Substitution : Lastuvka, Drobny; Suchy, Hubník, Rajtoral, Rezek, Petrzela, Kolar, Darida; Necid, Pekhart, Lafata.
Coach : Michal Bilek
Referee : Stephane Lannoy (France)
Greece – Czech Republic Statistics :
Shots : 4 (2 on target) – 9 (3 on target)
Ball Possession (%) : 53 – 47
Corner Kicks : 1 – 4
Offsides : 6 – 0
Fouls : 14 – 23
Yellow Cards : 3 – 3
Yellow Cards : Rosicky 27’, Torosidis 34’, Jiracek 36’, K. Papadopoulos 56′, Salpingidis 57, and Kolar 66’.
Red Cards : 0 – 0
Goal Scorers : Petr Jiracek 3’, Vaclav Pilar 6’, Theofanis Gekas 53’.