Germany leads Greece 1-0 at halftime at Euro 2012

Philipp Lahm scored to give Germany a 1-0 lead over Greece at

halftime Friday in the European Championship quarterfinals.

Lahm controlled the ball with his chest and then dribbled toward

the middle before sending a long-distance shot into the top corner

off the fingertips of Greece goalkeeper Michalis Sifakis in the

39th minute.

Before the goal, Germany dominated every facet of the game.

Germany striker Miroslav Klose nearly opened the scoring in the

fourth minute, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Sifakis made several saves to keep Greece in the match,

including blocking a shot from Mesut Oezil in the 23rd. A minute

later, Oezil and Andre Schuerrle combined to feed Klose but the

striker couldn’t connect with the ball.