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Greece stuns Russia 1-0 on goal by Karagounis to advance to Euro 2012 quarterfinals
WARSAW, Poland (AP) ' Greece surged into the European Championship quarterfinals, defeating Russia 1-0 Saturday on a goal by Giorgos Karagounis just before halftime.
Karagounis, making his record-tying 120th international appearance, sent a low shot under goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev with the final touch of the first half.
The Greeks, the 2004 European champions, then did what they do best ' defend.
Even as the Greeks closed down at the back, Karagounis looked to have won a penalty kick when Sergei Ignashevich appeared to have brought him down in the area. But Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson instead booked the Greece captain for a dive, meaning he will miss the quarterfinals.