He was not tested by the Russian strikers but he saved some difficult crossed into his area, and held firm against the onslaught.
Quiet in the first half but improved his game in the second 45 minutes, defending stoutly to keep the Russians at bay in a frantic last spell.
Advanced superbly in the second half, and his forays into the opposition box were always dangerous.
The young defender convinced with a solid defensive performance, shackling each and every Russian attacker was was introduced into the action.
Was brilliant in the last minutes of the match as Russia threw everything forward, but was generally superb throughout the contest, blocking and heading everything that came his way.
The captain proved his leadership quality today. He scored the vital goal in the first half, and his unjust booking for an apparent dive cruelly means he will miss the next match.
Won some important tackle in the centre of the pitch, and his industry kept the side going when they threatened to drift too deep in the second period.
Did not have a big impact on the game. The midfielder was not secure in his passing and lost most of his battles in the middle of the pitch.
Wasted a pair of good chances to put the game out of sight, but worked extremely hard until his substitution.
Showed some excellent skill offensively, dribbling through the Russian defence at will, and his efforts bought his defenders valuable breathing time.
He ran the whole match without a thought of slowing; great spirit for the team and was vital in winning the ball back from the top of the pitch.
The Zenit keeper produced a good display, but perhaps could have got down quicker to block Karagounis' winner.
The right-back tried to surprise the Greece defence with his ambitious runs forward, but had no joy at either end of the pitch.
Made a bad mistake which allowed Karagounis to stride through and score, and lost some important duels with his opponents.
The defender has a very difficult first 15 minutes and lost many of his tussles with Salpingidis and Gekas.
Surprise inclusion, and one that didn't pay off for Advocaat as he failed to give his team the required drive.
The central star led his team in the middle, constantly feeding the ball to the attackers, who unfortunately could not convert.
Committed silly fouls in the middle of the pitch, and although he improved as the game progressed, he couldn't provide the guile when Greece were camped deep in the second half.
One of the stars of the tournament failed to inspire here, barely having a chance until a late header which glanced inches wide of the post.
Looked dangerous bursting forward from the back but perhaps fortunate not to receive a second booking for diving.
The captain worked hard to find the goal for his team but was not as influential as in other moments of the tournament.
He tried to set up his team-mates with nice passes, worked well and fought for every ball, but was substituted after 45 minutes.