Faced with another ''David vs. Goliath'' scenario, Greece will play Germany in a European Championship quarterfinal without the heart of the team. Instead, the Greeks will draw inspiration from the winning side at Euro 2004.

Captain Giorgos Karagounis, whose goal against Russia sealed Greece's place in the last eight, is suspended for Friday's match in Gdansk.

Greece striker Fanis Gekas says ''we'll miss Giorgos tomorrow. He's the heart of the team. We'll have to close ranks to win.''

But that's nothing new to a defensive-minded Greece, which will be underdogs against Germany - the only team to win all three group matches.

Greece coach Fernando Santos said Thursday ''if you look at it as a contest between David vs. Goliath, that's good, because David won.''