Euro 2012 Quarterfinals: Germany vs. Greece

Euro 2012 Quarterfinals: Germany vs. Greece


Euro 2012 Quarterfinals: Germany vs. Greece



Germany may have emerged from the Euro 2012 Group of Death unscathed, but the Germans may be overlooking their quarterfinal match just a bit with a lineup that looks like it's geared toward resting some players for an eventual semifinal match against England or Italy.

Germany plays Greece in Gdansk, Poland (2:45 p.m., ESPN/, and manager Joachim Loew has left starters Mario Gomez, Thomas Muller and Lukas Podolski on the bench in favor of Marco Reus, Andre Schurrle and Miroslav Klose. Reus has yet to appear during Euro 2012, while Schurrle appeared as a substitute in the final group match against Denmark and Klose has come off the bench in all three matches.

Greece got to the knockout round by springing a surprise on Russia, though, and the Greeks, without suspended captain Giorgos Karagounis, will look to step forward with another stout defensive effort to stun the Germans while maintaining hope for their second Euro title in the last three tournaments.

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