Czech Republic/Greece - Czechs lead Greeks at half-time

Czech Republic were on course for a win which would keep alive their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals as they led Greece 2-0 at half-time of their Group A clash on Tuesday.

The Czechs made a dream start scoring twice in the opening six minutes as they took advantage of the out of sorts second choice Greek centreback pairing of Kostas Katsouranis and Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

First Jiri Jiracek was picked out in the third minute by Thomas Hubschman with a superb ball over the top which the Wolfsburg dynamo ran on to and fired in a shot that gave Greek 'keeper Costas Chalkias no chance.

Chalkias was at fault for the second goal three minutes later as he failed to cut out Gebre Selassie's ball from the byline and with the two Greek central defenders slow to react Vaclav Pilar slid in to put the ball in the net.

Chalkias's unhappy afternoon ended prematurely when he had to go off injured in the 22nd minute and was replaced by Michalis Sapikis.

Czech midfielder Vaclav Pilar celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2012 championships football match Greece vs Czech Republic on June 12, 2012 at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw. AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG

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