RUSSIA suffered a shock Euro 2012 exit as Greece, who had looked down and out going into the final group game, snatched a quarter-final place alongside the Czech Republic with their first win of the tournament.
Dick Advocaat's side, who went into the match as Group A leaders, outclassed their opponents in a stadium packed with Russian fans but they struggled to get chances on target.
And in first-half stoppage time Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis, the only surviving member of their 2004 championship-winning side, grabbed the only goal of the game to give them an unlikely slot in the last eight. But victory was bittersweet for Karagounis, who earned a record-equalling 120th cap last night. He will be suspended for the quarter-final after being shown a controversial second-half yellow card shown for diving.
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