Wednesday, 18 June 2008

[Euro 2008] Greece 1-2 Spain

First international goals for Ruben de la Red and Daniel Guiza earned a second-string Spain team a 2-1 comeback victory as Greece's hopes of ending their European Championship title defence on a high were spoiled at the last.

Group D - Matchday 3
Wals-Siezenheim Stadion, Salzburg
Spain made it three wins out of three at Euro 2008 as Greece bowed out of the tournament with defeat in Salzburg. Defending champions Greece took the lead when Angelos Charisteas headed home a Giorgios Karagounis free-kick. Spain levelled when Ruben De la Red thundered a shot in off the underside of the crossbar. And the Spanish kept up their 100% record when Daniel Guiza headed in a late winner from a Sergio Garcia cross to continue Greece's misery. Greece had looked like they might salvage some pride from a disappointing defence of their trophy, but Guiza's goal in the 88th minute means they go home pointless. Meanwhile Spain will head into their quarter-final against Italy with high hopes of succeeding the Greeks as champions of Europe.

Greece: Nikopolidis, Vyntra, Kyrgiakos (Antzas 63), Dellas, Spyropoulos, Basinas, Karagounis (Tziolis 74), Katsouranis, Salpigidis (Giannakopoulos 86), Charisteas, Amanatidis.
Spain: Reina, Arbeloa, Albiol, Juanito, Fernando Navarro, Sergio Garcia, De la Red, Alonso, Iniesta (Santi Cazorla 59), Fabregas, Guiza.

[Euro 2008 Group D]

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