FT: Greece 1 Czech Republic 2

Scenes of jubilation and relief in equal measure among the Czech players and supporters. They keep their Euro 2012 hopes alive while Greece will need to beat Russia in their final game if they are to avoid an early plane home.

Full time: Greece 1 Czech Republic 2

90+3
Kostas Katsouranis puts in a desperate high ball in the box but the ref blows for a foul by Papadopoulos.

90
Three minutes to be added on.

90
Sub for Czech Republic: Frantisek Rajtoral replaces Daniel Kolar.

89
Giannis Maniatis chips the ball forward looking for Gekas, but Cech is alert and rushes out to smother the ball.

83
Karagounis curls in another dangerous free-kick from the left but the Czechs scramble it clear.

80
Ten minutes left at a very nervy Wroclaw, are we to see a dramatic Greek equaliser? Or will the Czechs hold on for a precious victory?

79
Great credit has to go to Greece for the way they have fought their way back into this game - again. I'm just not sure though whether they have the quality to break down the Czech defence. If they are to score it may have to come with a slice of luck.

75
Maniatis curls in a searching cross towards the far post from the right, but Mitroglou is penalised for climbing on the back of a Czech defender.

72
Greece come steaming forward in numbers again, Karagounis' shot deflecting towards Gekas, who is flagged offside.

71
Change for Greece: Kostas Fortounis is replaced by Kostas Mitroglou.

68
As much of the stadium is filled by Czech Republic fans, things are getting understandably tense. They know their side aren't playing as well as they did in the first half and sitting back is only making things worse.

67
Pilar does well to scamper down the left and get to the byline, but his chipped cross is over the head of his team-mates in the penalty area.

66
Daniel Kolar is booked for a push in the back on Kostas Fortounis.

64
Another sub for Czech Republic: Tomas Pekhart is on for the ineffective Milan Baros.

63
Decent lumbering run from Samaras, but as soon as he gets to the byline he tumbles over and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.

61
Karagounis curls in a dangerous free-kick from the right but Cech - to his credit - comes out and punches away confidently.

60
Greece are doing their best Jekyll and Hyde impression once again, they are looking much better this half - justas they did against Poland. The Czech Republic in contrast are looking nervy.

58
Dimitris Salpigidis is the next to go into the book (I'm losing count here!) for a late tackle on David Limbersky. Looks a bit harsh that though as he appeared to get some of the ball.

56
Kyriakos Papadopoulos is booked for a late challenge on Milan Baros.

53
Oh deary me, Petr Cech, what are you doing?? The Czech goalkeeper gives his defender a shout and comes to claim a routine ball into the box, but the Chelsea man inexplicably spills it, allowing Theofanis Gekas the chance to stroke the ball into an open net.Game on!

53
Goal for Greece!! Gekas!!!

50
Greece are enjoying the early possession in the second half, reflecting their pressing need to get back into the game. They have yet to fashion a decent chance though.

47
Jose Holebas and Petr Jiracek get in a tangle, the latter eventually going down, apparently in pain. The referee sensibly gives the free-kick but nothing more, all handbags really.

46
The second half is underway...

Sub for Greece:Theofanis Gekas replaces Georgios Fotakis.

Change for Czech Republic: Daniel Kolar for Tomas Rosicky.

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If we thought Greece started badly against Poland, they reached new depths here. A shocking opening to the game saw them 2-0 down within six minutes and although they fought back towards the end of the 45, it would still take something pretty special for them to get something from this game.

45+1
HT: Greece 0 Czech Republic 2

45
One minute of time to be added on.

43
Greece have rallied slightly in the last few minutes, perhaps spurred on by that disallowed goal. I think the Czechs will be pleased to get into the dressing rooms for half-time.

39
Goal is it? No offside!! Poor old Greece, a great cross from the right by Torosidis is headed home by Fotakis, but the goal is ruled out for offside. Replays suggest the assistant may have got it right - but we are talking millimetres here.

37
Kostas Fortounis puts in a teasing cross from the right but Salpigidis is called offside - again.

36
Cards coming thick and fast now, Petr Jiracek is booked for needlessly late challenge on Kostas Katsouranis deep in the Greek half.

34
Vasilis Torosidis is booked for a tackle from behind on Vaclav Pilar.

31
Czech Republic are playing some neat one-touch stuff in and around the Greece penalty area, reflecting their dominance in this game so far.

30
Michalis Sifakis makes his first save, pushing a Tomas Rosicky effort round the post for a corner.

28
Greece think they should have a free-kick on the edge of the box and while they are complaining Gebre Selassie breaks down the right only to be chopped down by Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Free-kick to the Czechs.

26
Tomas Rosicky is booked for high-feet, his studs making contact with Giorgos Karagounis' head.

25
Cheers all-round as referee Lannoy takes a tumble to the floor. The Frenchman soon gets to his feet though, albeit sheepishly.

23
Indeed he can't, Michalis Sifakis comes on to replace a distraught looking Kostas Chalkias.

22
Slight confusion as Chalkias kicks the ball out of play in order to receive treatment. It isn't clear what sort of injury he has, but it looks like he cannot carry on.

20
Pilar is looking very lively, breaking forward again and firing in a low shot that goes just wide of the right-hand post.

18
Samaras does well to rise above Kadlec and flick the ball on but Petr Cech is alert and claims with both hands.

14
Vaclav Pilar makes a decent run down the left flank, but his cross from the byline is blocked for a corner, which goalkeeper Chalkias claims at the second attempt.

12
Greece have their first real bit of possession, Dimitris Salpigidis putting in a cross from the right towards Georgios Samaras, who is flagged offside.

10
Amidst all that drama I forgot to mention the referee, who is Stephane Lannoy of France.

9
Even at this early stage you have to doubt Greece's chances of getting back into the game. Their defence continues to look extremely shaky, with the rampant Czechs looking like they will score every time they come forward.

7
More bad defending from Greece as Theodor Gebre Selassie is allowed to get to the byline far too easily. His low cross is then bundled home at the far post by Vaclav Pilar.

6
Goal for Czech Republic!! Pilar!!

3
A wonderful start for the Czech Republic,Tomas Hubschman's pass cuts through the heart of the Greece defence and Petr Jiracek is there to fire a low shot that Kostas Chalkias cannot prevent from creeping into the corner.

3
Goal for Czech Republic!! Jiracek!!

1
Georgios Samaras concedes an early free-kick for a foul on Tomas Sivok.

1
Greece get us underway.....

The two anthems have been respectfully observed, minutes away from kick-off now.

Here come the two teams onto the field....

The only way is up for the Czechs, who looked very suspect defensively against the Russians. Going forward they looked ok, with Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky looking particularly threatening. However, it doesn't matter how good you are attacking if you continually leak goals at the other end.

It will be interesting to see how Salpingidis fares from the start after such an explosive impact from the bench on Friday. I understand the 'super sub' argument, but I think he deserves his place in the starting XI tonight.

Including games played as Czechoslovakia, the Czechs have won five and lost just one of eight previous games against Greece in all competitions.

Greece have missed the last three penalties they have taken (two vs Armenia, one vs Poland).

Greece and Czech Republic have met twice before at Euro finals, with Greece winning via a silver goal in the semi-finals of Euro 2004 (the only ever use of this rule at a major tournament) and the Czechs winning 3-1 in Euro 1980.

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The Czech Republic make two changes from the Russia game with David Limbersky coming in for Romand Hubnik and Tomas Hubschman replacing Jan Rezek. Limbersky will play at left-back with Michal Kadlec moving into the centre while Hubschman will play alongside Jaroslav Plasil in front of the back four.

So, after an impressive goal-scoring cameo from the bench against Poland, Dimitris Salpingidis is called-up to the starting XI and forms a front three with Kostas Fourtounis and Giorgos Samaras. Kostas Katsouranis drops from midfield to centre back, replacing the suspended Sokratis Papastathopoulos. While Kyriakos Papadopoulos replaces his namesake Avraam, who came off injured against Poland.

Czech Republic subs: Lastuvka, Suchy, Hubnik, Necid, Rezek, Petrzela, Rajtoral, Kolar, Pekhart, Lafata, Darida, Drobny

Greece subs: Tzorvas, Tzavelas, Malezas, Makos, Liberopoulos, Mitroglou, Gekas, Ninis, Fetfatzidis, Sifakis

Czech Republic: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Hubschman, Plasil, Jiracek, Rosicky, Pilar, Baros

Greece: Chalkias, Torosidis, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Katsouranis, Holebas, Fotakis, Maniatis, Karagounis, Salpingidis, Samaras, Fortounis

So without further ado here are the two teams.....

The Czech Republic will need to show similar resolve as they look to bounce back from a 4-1 hammering at the hands of Russia. Another defeat tonight and they will become the first side to be eliminated from the competition.

Greece showed tremendous character to fight back from a goal and a man down to secure a point against co-hosts Poland on Friday.They know a win will put them top of the group - for a few hours at least.

Hello and welcome to minute-by-minute coverage of the Euro 2012 Group A clash between Greece and the Czech Republic.

Fixtures

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European Championships

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Czech Rep 3 -1 6
2 Greece 3 0 4
3 Russia 3 2 4
4 Poland 3 -1 2

Updated Wed, 20 Jun 2012

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