Fantasy football enthusiasts who had been slipped the name ‘Alan Dzagoev’ before the tournament awoke to another glorious morning today.
The 21-year-old CSKA Moscow ace hit the net for the third time in two games to send people who have him in their team into delirium. The people of Russia were also quite happy.
However the goal of the day belonged to the special guest of Sesame Street’s ‘The Letter Z’ episode, Jakub Błaszczykowski. His stunning left foot curled strike evened up matters in Warsaw.
Meanwhile the fallout from ‘Gorgeous’ Georgios Samaras’ most recent display is being picked over and examined for faults. Surely none will be found.
Highlights from the pulse quickening derby that saw Alan Dzagoev shoulder his team into the lead, only for Captain Kuba to race to the rescue.
The performance of the Poles leaves Group A wide open, and a quarter final place there for the taking, says the Białe Orły skipper. (Goal.com)
Watch as the Czech Republic blow away a lacklustre Greek team in the first five minutes, then almost throw it away as Greece grew in stature through the match.
Petr Cech made another bad mistake to gift Gekas a goal in Wroclaw. Is the Chelsea stopper becoming a weak link? (Sports Mole)
Reporter Brian Blickenstaff blogs from the scene of ugly violence in Warsaw before the Poland v Russia match. Russian fans had marched through the Polish capital in an antagonistic hark back to their country’s historical occupation of Poland. (ESPN FC)
Visitor numbers to the Ukraine have not been as large as expected, following a the “PR disaster” of reports of racism and violence around the country’s football stadia. (Kyiv Post)
Thom Watt returns his caustic eye of the wrap to cast over the first round of fixtures of fixtures in Poland and Ukraine.
Taking a look at the ‘Profligate Deity’ in a light-hearted analysis of Greece’s trail-blazing 10-0-Samaras formation. (FourFourTwo)
Running battles continue in Warsaw last night, souring a fantastic football match contested earlier in the evening between Poland and Russia. (Daily Telegraph)
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