Early open up from Czech Republic helped them to keep the lead to gain first three points of the Tournament and keep them alive in the race.
Greece who won the Euro cup 2004 is following its tradition to perform poor in the group stages as they collapse against Santos’ men which sends them in the bottom of the group A points table. Greece suffered three in a row loss in the Euro cup 2008 and followed their established practice to perform poor in the group matches as they were unable to win any matches in the Euro 2008 and they could not make the grade to qualify above the group matches in FIFA world cup 2010.
Greece experienced a bombshell as they are on the edge of elimination when Czech Republic pushed them down in the group stage with two quick leads in the game. The game got the worst start to the Greece when they got conceded two goals within nascent minutes of the game. Jirácek scored under the little pressure on Hubschman’s ball to give Rosicky’s army lead in the third minute of the game. Just three minutes later, Theodor Gebre Selassie’s ball was fortunately met by Pilar’s heel to get the second goal of the game. Two goals in the six minutes of the game further resulted into Greece’s defeat .
Gekas who had no trouble to convert open goal earned back the hope in 53′ but Greece were not able to find next goals they were seeking for through out the remaining time. Even though Greece bombarded the Czech’s area with crosses and passes, they were not able to make anything of those after Czech were pushed back in their own area to successfully defend the game.