Greece 1-0 Russia
Russia were dumped out of Euro 2012 as they suffered a 1-0 loss to Greece thanks to Giorgios Karagounis' first-half strike.
Russia went into the game as the Group A leaders having picked up four points from their opening two games of the tournament and they dominated the first-half, wasting a number of chances to take the lead. Greece showed very little interest in going forward but they made it count when they finally did get inside the Russian half. In first-half injury time Karagounis struck as he capitalised on poor defending from Yuri Zhirkov. The former Chelsea man simply allowed the veteran Greek star to pick up the ball from a throw in and Karagounis raced unchallenged towards goal, firing a well placed shot past Russian stopper Vyacheslav Malafeev. Russia continued to enjoy thr majority of possession in the second-half but they couldn't find a way through a well organised Greek defence. Greece could, and should, have doubled there advantage when Karagounis was brought down inside the Russian penalty area by Sergeo Ignashevich. However, Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson saw the incident differently and booked Karagounis for diving, when Greece should have been awarded a penalty. Russia came close to equalising through Roman Shirokov, while Romand Pavlyuchenko and Alan Dzagoev went close but they couldn't find that all important equaliser, as the Czech Republic's win over Poland in the other Group A fixture condemned them to an early exit with Greece going through to the last-eight as runners up.