Greece 1-2 Czech Republic
Greece paid the price for gifting two early goals to the Czech Republic, who kept their European Championship hopes alive.
The Czechs made the dream start to the game at the Municipal Stadium, as Petr Jiracek was played in before slotting the ball past Konstantinos Chalkias after just three minutes. Only three minutes later the Czech Republic had doubled their lead as the ball was played across to Vaclav Pilar, who bundled the ball into the back of the net from only a few yards out. Chalkias was forced to come off on 23 minutes after picking up a muscle strain and substitute Michalis Sifakis did not have to wait long before he was tested from distance from Thomas Rosicky, but he reacted well. The Greeks started off the second-half brightly and were gifted a goal on 53 minutes when an uncharacteristic mistake from Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech gifted a simple tap in for Theofanis Gekas. Greece smelt blood and push forward on a number of occasions but never really tested Cech again and it was the Czech Republic who ended up celebrating at the final whistle.