Germany Edges Greece 2-1: Gross Delivers Stunning Goal to Secure Euro 2024 Warm-Up Triumph

Germany rallied from behind to clinch a 2-1 victory over Greece in their last matchup before hosting Euro 2024.

Pascal Gross emerged as the hero, netting a stellar goal in the 89th minute at BORUSSIA-PARK on a temperate Friday evening.

An error by the seasoned Manuel Neuer early in the game gave Greece the upper hand, with Giorgos Masouras exploiting the slip-up after Neuer fumbled a shot from Christos Tzolis.

Kai Havertz saw a goal ruled out for offside just before the break. Undeterred, he later redirected a shot into the net following an assist from Leroy Sane after halftime.

Benjamin Henrichs, coming off the bench, struck the crossbar as the clock ticked towards the 90th minute, almost dashing Germany’s hopes for a late game-winner.

But, with just moments left, Gross, playing for Brighton and Hove Albion, delighted the crowd by driving a loose cross into the top-right corner, marking his debut international goal.

Data Debrief: Germany’s Fortuitous Day

In contrast to their previous scoreless draw against Ukraine, where Germany unleashed 27 shots, they found fortune against Greece. Despite managing only 12 attempts and recording a meager 0.88 expected goals (xG), they edged out Greece, who logged 14 shots with 2.14 xG. Gross’s late brilliance ultimately sealed the deal, highlighting a game of missed opportunities for the visitors.

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