The 5 Best Moments from Germany vs Greece


1. Educational brainwave of the day

Basic Geordie for German Speakers. Lesson one: Schürrle Ameobi.

2. Manager of the day

Changing three members of your front four for a knockout match is a brave move no matter who you're facing. Credit, then, to Joachim Löw, who decided to leave out Lukas Podolski, Thomas Müller and Mario Gomez for the quarter-final against Greece. Whilst André Schürrle didn't quite live up to his billing, the other two men drafted in - Miroslav Klose and Marco Reus - both bagged goals and impressed with their general performance. The clever movement of Klose, in particular, was crucial as Germany sought to break down the stolid Greek defence. Löw now faces a selection headache ahead of his side's semi-final against England or Italy.

3. Lookalike of the day

Ever seen Greek forward Dimitris Salpingidis in the same room as actor Eddie Marsan? Us neither.

4. Quiet achiever of the day

Philipp Lahm isn't the most flashy of footballers, but he certainly has a sense of timing. His strike last night was his fifth for Germany, and his third in major tournaments. Ever diligent at left-back, his frequent forward thrusts have also become a feature of Die Mannschaft's dynamic approach. Not bad for a man nicknamed The Magic Dwarf.

5. Meme of the day