Greece coach Fernando Santos said happily before the match between his team and German National team in the ongoing EURO Championship, ''how his team would play a rule of David against Goliath the Germans''.
But unfortunately, there were no bailouts or deliverance for Greece in Euro 2012 on Friday night after Germany beat the 2004 champions 4-2 in their quarter-final tie in Gdansk.
Defender Phillipe Lahm open the scoring table in the 39 minutes to put Germany in the lead before Giorgos Samaras leveled for the Greeks ten minutes after the break.
But Germany reclaimed the lead thanks to a volley from Real Madrid's Khedira whose late run connected with Boateng's cross to leave Sifakis with no chance
Klose added to his impressive tally with a header from a Özil free-kick on 68 minutes, while Reus scored the fourth when Klose latched onto Özil's pass, forcing Sifakis into a save.
But the ball fell to the Dortmund man, who hit the net on 74 minutes. With time almost up Salpingidis scored from the penalty spot after Boateng's foul, but it was too little, too late.