Germany advanced to the semi-finals of the European Championships for a record seventh time after defeating Greece, 4-2 on Friday.
In the first half, Germany took the lead, when Philipp Lahm scored in the 39th minute with a fine long strike as Germany controlled nearly every facet of the game. Georgios Samaras equalized for Greece in the 55th minute courtesy a Dimitris Salpingidis cross.
The Germans doubled the advantage in the 61st minute, with a sumptous Sami Khedira volley from close-range, before Miroslav Klose headed a third seven minutes later.
Marco Reus made it 4-1 with 15 minutes left before Salpingidis converted a penalty after Jerome Boateng handled the ball inside the box.
It was the 15th consecutive victory for Germany, dating to its win over Uruguay for third place at the 2010 World Cup.
Germany will now play England or Italy, who meet in Sunday’s Kiev quarter-final, in the semi-final at Warsaw’s National Stadium on Thursday.