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Salpingidis celebrates his goal against Poland
If there's one man who turned around the Greeks second-half performance against Poland last Friday, it was diminuitive winger Dimitris Salpigidis.
In the first half on Friday, Greece were dominated by the Poles and were reduced to ten men just before half-time.
Salpingidis came on in the second half and turned their fortunes around.
His pace caused the Poles problems down the left-hand side and his persistence was rewarded when he scored an equaliser ten minutes into the second half.
The goal revitalised the 2004 champions and in the end, they were unlucky not to win the opening match.
His performance today was a little less stellar, but when you concede two goals in the first five minutes, then you're almost on a hiding to nothing.
While the Greeks aren't out of it by any means, it's going to be very difficult for them to get past the Russians on Saturday.
If they're to have any chance, Salpingidis is the man who can spark them into life and cause the Russian defenders problems if he gets played in behind them.