- Associated Press - Friday, June 22, 2012

WARSAW, POLAND (AP) - In the second quarterfinal at Euro 2012, Germany plays Greece on Friday. Here’s the best of the action and match-day excitement. All times are local to Poland.

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2151: The players are out for the second half and Germany will get it underway. Two half time changes for Greece, Fanis Gekas and Giorgis Fotakis for Ninis and Tzavellas.

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2137: The statistics don’t lie: Germany had 70 percent of possession in the first half. And look at this: Passes completed by the Germans _ 344. Greece? 78. Germany has the lead and the mystery is how it is only by one goal. They have been by far the better side, dominating from the very first minute and have created numerous chances.

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HALF-TIME: Germany 1, Greece 0.

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2130: Germany continues its dominance as it looks to double its lead before half time. Schuerrle cuts in from the left and tries to curl a shot goalwards, but his attempt is deflected out for a corner, which Greece manages to clear.

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2128: It’s a fantastic goal from Lahm, but Greece’s defending here is abject to say the least. He receives the ball on the left from Khedira and chests the ball down, skips forward and releases a swerving, dipping shot from outside the penalty area into the far corner of the net. Siafkis got a fingertip to it, but the shot was too powerful for him to push it round the post. The Greeks are punished for standing off the left back and Germany deservedly has the lead.

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2124: GOAL! Germany 1, Greece 0 (Lahm).

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2119: Germany coach Joachim Loew looks furious on the sideline at how wasteful his side has been so far, after Reus fires another effort wide from the edge of the penalty area. Is he worried that his decision to drop Podolski, Gomez and Mueller will come back to haunt him?

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