West Germany, the World Cup holders, were held to a two-all draw by Greece in Athens when they opened their defence of the European Soccer Championship on Wednesday (20 November).
TV PAN Greece (white shirts kicking left to right) kickoff and midfield play follows
TV PAN Greece attack down right wing and cross to centre
TV ball goes into net for first Greek goal and players congratulate each other
TV PAN Germany kick off in second half and attack down centre, Greek defender givesaway a corner
TV PAN corner kick taken melee in front of Greek goal before Germany score equaliser
TV Greek attack down left wing and across to right side of field
TV German goal-keeper picking ball out of net and Greeks congratulate each other on scoring second goal
TV Germany kickoff and attack
TV Greek substitute player runs onto field
TV German players congratulate each other after scoring equalising second goal
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Background: West Germany, the World Cup holders, were held to a two-all draw by Greece in Athens when they opened their defence of the European Soccer Championship on Wednesday (20 November).
The Germans, including only six of the team who beat Holland 2-1 in the World Cup final in Munich is July, twice came from behind to share the honours in Wednesday's Group Eight qualifying match.
Greece led one-nil at half time.
SYNOPSIS: In Athens on Thursday, Greece, in the light-coloured shirts, held World Cup winners West Germany to a two-all draw in the opening round of the european Soccer championship.
The Germans, who had only six of their World Cup side in the team, lacked cohesion in the first half.
Greece opened the scoring in the twelfth minute of the match, when Delikaris netted the ball after a corner.
Down one-nil into the second half, the Germans were more settled, and spirited play forced the Greeks into costly errors.
From this corner, and the resulting confusion around the Greek goalmouth, Cullmann fired neatly into the nets to bring about the equaliser.
But it didn't take the Greeks long to put themselves back into the match.
They took the lead again when Eleftherakis scored.
That goal stung West Germany into renewed attacks.
The equaliser came only minutes before full time.