Monday 22 January 2018

Euro 2012: How Group A unfolded

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CZECH REPUBLIC v POLAND: Robert Lewandowski fires a great chance wide for Poland in the 10th minute in Wroclaw.



GREECE v RUSSIA: Aleksandr Kerzhakov arrows a long-range shot just past the post, as Russia remain goalless against Greece.



CZECH REPUBLIC v POLAND: Poland full-back Sebastian Boenisch's long-range strike draws a fine save from Petr Cech.



CZECH REPUBLIC v POLAND: Shot by Vaclav Pilar spilled by Przemyslaw Tyton, but the Poland goalkeeper gathers the ball before Milan Baros can pounce.



GOAL - GREECE 1 RUSSIA 0: Giorgos Karagounis puts Greece ahead two minutes into first-half stoppage time in Warsaw, lashing home a low shot after racing on to a throw-in. At this stage Russia, Greece and the Czechs are all on four points, with the Russians going through in first place and Greece in second on goal difference.



GREECE v RUSSIA: Russia full-back Aleksandr Anyukov just does enough to cut out a low cross destined to be turned in from close range by Greece forward Fanis Gekas.



GREECE v RUSSIA: Goalscorer Karagounis booked for simulation as he goes down in the penalty area. He will miss the quarter-final if Greece go through.



GREECE v RUSSIA: Giorgos Tzavellas hits the post with a free-kick, almost doubling Greece's lead.



GOAL - CZECH REPUBLIC 1 POLAND 0: Petr Jiracek rounds off a quick counter-attack as he cuts inside Marcin Wasilewski and rolls a low right-foot shot under Tyton in the 72nd minute. The goal puts the Czechs top on six points as it stands, with Greece staying second because of their better head-to-head record against Russia.



GREECE v RUSSIA: Alan Dzagoev's header drifts agonisingly wide from an Andrey Arshavin cross, as Greece hold on to their lead.



CZECH REPUBLIC v POLAND: Michal Kadlec's header off the line denies Jakub Blaszczykowski deep into injury time, and seconds later the final whistle blows in Wroclaw.



GREECE v RUSSIA: The whistle goes in Warsaw, and the final table is topped by the Czechs on six points, with Greece edging out Russia on head-to-head record with both teams finishing on four points. Co-hosts Poland finish bottom of the group on two points.

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