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ground. He got up and walked off under his own power but soon determined he couldn't continue and was taken off for Theofanis Gekas in the 35th minute. Things got worse for Greece just moments later when Katsouranis was sent off. Greece retreated
penalty kicks on Sunday night after a 1-1 draw thanks to a Michael Umana penalty in the shootout. Keylor Navas saved Theofanis Gekas to give Umana the opportunity to win, and Umana took full advantage to lead Costa Rica into a quarterfinal against
stopped an admittedly awkward five-versus-two break with a save at his near post. He thwarted one penalty kick from Theofanis Gekas to ensure his Ticos would claim a famous place in the last eight. The penalty kick heroics constituted yet another
Papastathopoulos claimed an injury-time equaliser. The match came down to spot-kicks and after Keylor Navas saved Theofanis Gekas ' effort, Michael Umana stepped up to win the match for Los Ticos. "I am very happy, this is an incredible emotion
round of 16, which ended 1-1 after 120 minutes. Papastathopoulos scored only after Navas had stopped a shot from Theofanis Gekas with a diving effort - with Costa Rica down to 10 men. Then, in the ensuing shootout for that game, Navas made
made the occasional flank raid, too much of their possession was wasted in trying to beat one too many defender. Theofanis Gekas tried to break the game open single-handedly in the 63rd when he unleashed a fierce shot from six yards -- only
6, 2013. Greece had the better of play early, creating several chances, but was plagued by poor finishing. Theofanis Gekas had the most egregious miss in the 12th minute as Greece tried to capitalize on a midfield turnover. Georgios Samaras
Christodoulopoulos (Bologna) Panagiotis Kone (Bologna). Forwards: Dimitris Papadopoulos (Atromitos), Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Giorgios Samaras (Celtic), Konstantinos Mitroglou (Fulham), Theofanis Gekas (Konyaspor).
Andriy Pyatov dived to block a close-range header by Theofanis Gekas . Greece coach Otto Rehhagel said his team was too ..... Salpingidis (Costas Mitroglou, 71), Georgios Samaras, Theofanis Gekas (Angelos Charisteas, 65). Ukraine: Andriy Pyatov
that it fears no opponents and can well make it to South Africa by eliminating Ukraine. Bayer Leverkusen striker Theofanis Gekas goes into Saturday's game in Athens as the top scorer in European qualifying games with 10 goals, four of them