Greek sports dailies on Sunday were itching for a showdown with European powerhouse Germany -- unpopular there over a huge EU-IMF economic bailout -- after Greece advanced to the quarter-finals.
"Bring us (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel," said Goal News after Greece shocked Russia 1-0 on Saturda.
"You will never get Greece out of the Euro," the paper said.
Germany -- and Merkel personally -- are identified in Greece with pressure for painful salary and pension cuts.
"This is how your debtors qualify, Angela get ready," said Sport Day.
"You IMF our Greece, we TNT your Euro," added Metro Sport, adding there was "endless bliss and pride across the country."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends on June 15, 2012 in Berlin a conference organized by the German Foundation for Family Businesses (Stiftung Familienunternehmen). Merkel today lamented 'lack of confidence' among eurozone leaders, as Paris and Berlin are at odds over what initiatives to take to stimulate growth in the eurozone and maintain budgetary discipline. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE