I hoped the game would really pick up after the penalty kick, but there wasn't much fire left on either side. It was an alright opening game for Euro 2012. Not good, not bad.
Btw, I think the second yellow card for the Greek player was justified. It was the first one that was very questionable.
only in austria and for the referee giving those cards every second game in spanish league
The rules are that if a defender is the last man between the striker and the goal and he brings him down, he's deserving of a card (usually Red)
yes but he was stumbling by himself and didn't get fouled. if he touched him or not, he would fall anyway. i want to see how you react if someone is falling in you, sure he touched him then on the shoulders but it didn't change the situation... the defender couldn't run anymore because they guy fell in him.
i hope i remember it correct, i saw it only with one eye^^ but i'm pretty sure i was like that and i read some football sites now to check it and they say the same.