In the first leg of the European Championships Poland and Greece played in Group A 1:1 – the hosts took the lead through Lewandowski in the 17th minute,and in 51st minute for Greeks aligned Salpingidis.
In the 44 minute Sokratis Papastathopoulos got a red card (second yellow) and in the 70th Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off to. Karagounis a minute later missed a penalty, and until the end, result has not changed,so both teams will go to the second round with one point on the account.
Per one half went to the Poles and Greeks, for fair draw at the start of Euro. Carried by 55 000 fanatic fans ,Poles have played well in the first half, when they failed to capitalize their dominance and go to half time with a few goals advantage.
The Greeks, however, in the second half decided to go va banque, with one less player and they managed to equalize even started to be more dangerous team.In the 50th minute Greeks manage to level the score to 1-1.A shambles at the back for Poland as Szczesny tries to claim Torosidis’ cross – the ball breaks loose and Salpingidis fires into the unguarded net. Blimey
in the 70th minute,Salpingidis breaks the offside trap and takes the ball past Szczesny, who clips his heels and takes the long walk down the tunnel! .Szczesny was sent off while penalty was awarded for Greece.Greece captain Karagounis steps in,but substitute goalkeeper Tyton guesses right and makes a superb save. Both sides were left down to ten men 20 minuted to the end,but the result remain the same 1-1.
Poland: Szczesny – Piszczek, Wasilewski, Perquis, Boenisch – Murawski, Polanski – Blaszczykowski, Obraniak, Rybus – Lewandowski
Greece: Chalkias – Torossidis, Papastathopoulos, A. Papadopoulos, Holebas – Ninis, Maniatis, Katsouranis, Karagounis – Gekas, Samaras
Highlights : Poland 1-1 Greece
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