Greece 0-1 Russia
Holders Greece crashed out of Euro 2008 after losing 0-1 to Guus Hiddink's Russia in Salzburg. The loss, coupled with Greece's opening 0-2 loss to Sweden means that the defending champions have only pride to play for against an in form Spain on Wednesday.
Greece were disappointing- Angelos Charisteas missed two simple chances on either side of the lemon break. One was from an Angelos Basinas freekick, which he failed to get a touch to, and eventually hit Igor Semshov and went out for a corner. The other was in the second half, but his weak effort did not even trouble Akinfeev. When he eventually did tap in a rebound after Gekas had shot at the Russian goal, it was disallowed for offside. Giorgios Karagounis tried his best too, but could not find the back of the net. Greece's desperation was perfectly illustrated by Giannakopoulos, who even held the fourth referee's board in his desire to get on to the pitch when he replaced Amanatidis.
Tags: Greece, Euro 2008, Russia, Antonis Nikopolidis