How Greece can upset Germany

Greeks must withstand German pressure and capitalize on set pieces

Originally Published: June 21, 2012
By Alexi Lalas | ESPN Insider

After a surprising second-place finish in Group A, Greece will face its toughest test on Friday against Germany, dominant winners of Group B. Germany is the only team with three wins in Euro 2012 and one of the favorites to win it all. I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying that most people aren't giving the Greeks any chance of pulling off the upset.

But I'm not most people.

On paper (and likely on the field), Greece doesn't have a great shot to beat Germany -- even I'll admit that. But if the Greeks are going to have a chance, they need to formulate and execute a solid game plan. Here's the blueprint for how Greece can win: