Germany crushed Greece 4-2 to reach the Euro 2012 semi-finals on Friday, surviving a scare against the surprise quarter-finalists before putting them to the sword with second-half goals from Sami Khedira, Miroslav Klose and Marco Reus.
Joachim Loew's team were made to wait 39 minutes to break down a dogged Greek side when Philipp Lahm's swerving effort put them in front but they were stunned 10 minutes after halftime when Giorgos Samaras levelled on the break.
However, Khedira's rasping volley and a header from Klose, his 64th goal for his country, eased Germany's nerves and Reus added a fourth as the Germans set up a semi-final against England or Italy.
Greece grabbed a late consolation through a penalty from Dimitris Salpingidis.
In Image: Germany's Marco Reus, left, and Jerome Boateng celebrate their team's fourth goal