- 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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2228: Oezil nearly gets the fifth for Germany, tricking his way past two Greek defenders on his way into the penalty area before shooting, but it is straight at Sifakis. Oezil is still without a goal at Euro 2012, but went close there.

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2225: Mario Gomez, joint top scorer for the tournament, is on for Miroslav Klose and Mario Goetze replaces Marco Reus.

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2223: Klose is threaded through by Oezil but his shot at goal is blocked by Sifakis. The ball loops up in the air though before dropping perfectly for Reus, who smashes the ball into the net off the underside of the crossbar.

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2219: GOAL! Germany 4, Greece 1 (Reus).

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2218: PhillipsIan: RT (at)TamerFakahany: That’s it: Helas for Hellas! Germany power on ready to put England or Italy to the sword (via Twitter).

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2216: Disastrous defending from Greece and they’ve conceded again. A free kick from the right is crossed into the center and Klose, who is so powerful in the air, rises above the Greek defense and flicks into an empty net. Goalkeeper Sifakis had rushed out of his goal to try and punch the ball away, but got nowhere near the ball. Germany has surely secured its path into the semifinal now.

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2213: GOAL! Germany 3, Greece 1 (Klose).

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