Match statistics

PolandGreece

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)53
 
47
Total attempts13
 
7
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target9
 
5
Attempts blocked1
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
3
Offsides0
3
Yellow cards0
4
Red Cards1
 
1
Fouls committed22
 
16
Fouls suffered14
 
20

Standings

Last updated: 08/06/2012 00:42 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    The spoils are shared as Greece battle back from a goal down to earn a point from a roller-coaster encounter thsat featured two red cards and a penalty miss.
  • 90+1
    Obraniak (Poland) delivers the corner.
  • 90
    Perquis (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90
    Samaras (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Błaszczykowski (Poland).
  • 89
    Błaszczykowski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Karagounis (Greece).
  • 88
    Boenisch (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 88
    Katsouranis (Greece) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 87
    Karagounis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 87
    Perquis (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Samaras (Greece).
  • 86
    Boenisch (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Torossidis (Greece).
  • 85
    R. Lewandowski (Poland) misses the target.
    Robert Lewandowski, under pressure from Kyriakos Papadopoulos, cannot cut inside for a better angle, and smashes a shot into the side netting from the right side of the area.
  • 84
    Karagounis (Greece) misses the target.
  • 83
    Chalkias (Greece) makes a save.
    Kostas Chalkias drops to his left and comfortably holds onto Eugen Polanski's low angled effort from just outside the box.
  • 83
    Polanski (Poland) has an effort on goal.
  • 82
    Perquis (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 82
    Samaras (Greece) fouls.
  • 80
    Samaras (Greece) misses the target.
    Giorgos Samaras blazes over with a volley from just outside the area after Sebastian Boenisch failed to get much power on his defensive header.
  • 80
    Maniatis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 79
    Błaszczykowski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Maniatis (Greece).
  • 77
    Torossidis (Greece) misses the target.
  • 77
    Chalkias (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 77
    Błaszczykowski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Holebas (Greece).
  • 76
    Polanski (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 76
    Maniatis (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Błaszczykowski (Poland).
  • 75
    Obraniak (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 75
    Holebas (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on R. Lewandowski (Poland).
  • 75
    Tytoń (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 74
    Fortounis (Greece) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 73
    Katsouranis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 73
    Boenisch (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Karagounis (Greece).
  • 73
    Wasilewski (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 72
    Samaras (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Wasilewski (Poland).
  • 72
    Murawski (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 72
    Salpingidis (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Murawski (Poland).
  • Penalty
    71
    Karagounis (Greece) missed the penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
  • Substitution
    70
    Tytoń (in) - Rybus (out) (Poland)
  • Red Card
    69
    Szczęsny (Poland) is sent off.
    Wojciech Szczęsny has been sent off after bringing down Dimitris Salpingidis, who had darted through on goal and was one-on-one with the keeper.
  • 68
    Salpingidis (Greece) was fouled in the penalty area by Szczęsny (Poland)
  • 68
    Karagounis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    68
    Fortounis (in) - Gekas (out) (Greece)
    An interesting introduction by Greece - 19-year-old Kostas Fortounis is a creative attacking midfielder - Greece want a win.
  • 67
    Wasilewski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gekas (Greece).
  • 66
    Rybus (Poland) misses the target.
  • 66
    Chalkias (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 65
    Rybus (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Torossidis (Greece).
  • 64
    Karagounis (Greece) blocks a shot.
  • 64
    Polanski (Poland) has an effort on goal.
  • 63
    Samaras (Greece) misses the target.
    Giorgos Samaras has a golden opportunity after being played in magnificently by Kostas Katsouranis, but he slices the ball wide of the left post from close range after gathering the lofted ball over the defence.
  • 62
    Chalkias (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 61
    Rybus (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Torossidis (Greece).
  • 60
    Boenisch (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 60
    Salpingidis (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Boenisch (Poland).
  • 58
    Obraniak (Poland) delivers the free-kick wide.
  • 57
    K. Papadopoulos (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on R. Lewandowski (Poland).
    Robert Lewandowski holds the ball up well, dribbling away from his marker and drawing a foul about 25 metres out.
  • 54
    Piszczek (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    54
    Karagounis (Greece) is booked.
  • 54
    Karagounis (Greece) fouls.
  • 53
    Katsouranis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 53
    Boenisch (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Salpingidis (Greece).
  • Goal
    51
    Salpingidis (Greece) scores!
    The substitute brings Greece level, pouncing on a loose ball and firing in after neither Poland keeper Wojciech Szczęsny nor Greece's Fanis Gekas could get a full connection on a cross from the right.
  • 50
    Karagounis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 50
    Murawski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Karagounis (Greece).
  • 48
    R. Lewandowski (Poland) misses the target.
    Poland are stroking the ball around in style and first Maciej Rybus almost gets in down the left, before Robert Lewandowski fires over from an angle. The hosts are turning up the heat from the outset.
  • Substitution
    46
    Salpingidis (in) - Ninis (out) (Greece)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Poland kick-off in the lead thanks to Robert Lewandowski's 17th-minute strike, while their opponents Greece are down to ten men after Sokratis Papastathopoulos' red card before the break.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Jim Wirth, National Stadium Warsaw: A goal and a player up at the break: no Polish supporter will have any complaints about that. The only small cloud in the sky for the co-hosts is that they have missed sone very good chances, and Greece are a side that will prey on their nerves as long as there is just the one goal in it.
  • 45+3
    Karagounis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+3
    Murawski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Torossidis (Greece).
  • 45+2
    Maniatis (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on R. Lewandowski (Poland).
  • Yellow Card
    45+2
    Holebas (Greece) is shown a yellow card.
  • 45+1
    Perquis (Poland) misses the target.
  • 45+1
    Obraniak (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • Red Card
    44
    Papastathopoulos (Greece) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
    Jim Wirth, National Stadium Warsaw: Sokratis Papastathopoulos is the first player to be sent off in the opening game of a UEFA European Championship since Patrik Andersson at UEFA EURO 2000, dismissed for two yellow cards as Belgium beat Sweden 2-1 in Brussels to bring the curtain up.
  • 44
    Papastathopoulos (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Murawski (Poland).
  • 44
    Katsouranis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 44
    Polanski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Karagounis (Greece).
  • 42
    Ninis (Greece) delivers the corner.
  • 41
    Obraniak (Poland) delivers the corner.
  • 39
    Ninis (Greece) delivers the corner.
  • 39
    Ninis (Greece) delivers the corner.
    Wojciech Szczęsny leaps highest to punch the corner away from danger and his punch sets up a counter for his side, who win a corner themselves.
  • 37
    Perquis (Poland) misses the target.
    José Holebas just does enough lunging in front of Damien Perquis to put off the centre-back, who found himself in a glorious position and lashed a bouncing ball toward goal from inside the area.
  • Substitution
    37
    K. Papadopoulos (in) - A. Papadopoulos (out) (Greece)
    Avraam Papadopoulos seems to have been unable to shake off a knock he suffered earlier and is replaced by his highly-rated young namesake.
  • Yellow Card
    35
    Papastathopoulos (Greece) is shown a yellow card.
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos becomes the first player to be booked in the tournament so far, with a robust challenge in the air.
  • 35
    Papastathopoulos (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on R. Lewandowski (Poland).
  • 33
    Obraniak (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Karagounis (Greece).
  • 30
    Katsouranis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 30
    Murawski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Maniatis (Greece).
  • 29
    Ninis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 28
    Boenisch (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ninis (Greece).
  • 27
    Obraniak (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Karagounis (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Obraniak (Poland).
  • 26
    Obraniak (Poland) delivers the corner.
  • 24
    Katsouranis (Greece) misses the target.
    Kostas Katsouranis receives the ball in space and sees a chance to fire a shot off - he has excellent technique from range, but this time he cannot find the target.
  • 23
    Boenisch (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 23
    Maniatis (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Boenisch (Poland).
  • Goal
    17
    R. Lewandowski (Poland) scores!
    Robert Lewandowski is the hero as Poland take the lead. The Dortmund striker meets the cross at the back-post, after Chalkias became stranded in no-man's land, and thumps in a wonderful downward header.
  • 16
    R. Lewandowski (Poland) misses the target.
  • 12
    Błaszczykowski (Poland) misses the target.
    Jakub Błaszczykowski is picked out towards the near post, but he cannot keep his effort down, and scoops over the angle of post and bar.
  • 12
    Gekas (Greece) has an effort on goal.
    Always a threat at set-pieces, Fanis Gekas has a chance, leaping without a challenger to meet the delivery at the penalty spot. His flicked header bounces wide.
  • 12
    Karagounis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    Perquis (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Gekas (Greece).
  • 9
    Karagounis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 9
    R. Lewandowski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Papadopoulos (Greece).
  • 8
    Polanski (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 8
    Holebas (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Błaszczykowski (Poland).
  • 7
    Szczęsny (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 6
    Gekas (Greece) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 5
    Rybus (Poland) misses the target.
    A rushed follow-up shot is dragged wide of the right post.
  • 5
    Obraniak (Poland) delivers the corner.
  • 4
    Chalkias (Greece) makes a save.
  • 4
    Murawski (Poland) has an effort on goal.
    Rafał Murawski has a fierce effort from just inside the box, but it is too straight, and Kostas Chalkias palms over with ease.
  • 3
    Szczęsny (Poland) takes the free-kick.
  • 3
    Gekas (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on R. Lewandowski (Poland).
  • 3
    Karagounis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 3
    Polanski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Karagounis (Greece).
  • 2
    Chalkias (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 2
    R. Lewandowski (Poland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Papastathopoulos (Greece).
  • 1
    A. Papadopoulos (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 1
    Błaszczykowski (Poland) fouls.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Greece kick off to the roar of the partisan crowd immediately shouting the host team to charge down their opponents in blue.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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