Czechs lead Greece 2-0 at halftime at Euro 2012

Petr Jiracek and Vaclav Pilar scored in the first six minutes

Tuesday to give the Czech Republic a 2-0 lead over Greece at

halftime at the European Championship.

The Czechs piled early pressure on Greece, which played without

two key central defenders.

Jiracek shot the ball past Greece goalkeeper Costas Chalkias in

the third minute after a pass from Tomas Hubschmann sliced through

the Greek defense. Three minutes later, Pilar scored his second

goal of the tournament, beating Greek defenders to a ball sent

across the goal by Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre

Selassie.

Giorgos Fotakis headed a shot past Czech Republic goalkeeper

Petr Cech in the 41st but it was ruled offside.