Euros Vision blog (MSN)

Group A in five

By SportUK 16/06/2012 22:11

Best player:

Alan Dzagoev’s three goals lit up Group A. He held the ball up well and caused problems to all three defences. He’ll be disappointed not to be in the next round.


Best moment:

Robert Lewandowski’s goal against Greece was a pretty good strike, but more than that, it ignited the Polish fans and sent a nerve-shattering roar round Warsaw.


Best goal:

I don’t think there will be many arguments about this one. Jakub Blaszczyowski took a couple of touches and powered an unstoppable strike past Malafeev to equalise for the co-hosts. Superb goal, worthy of drawing any match in the group stages of a European Championship. Probably.


Biggest shock:

Russia were top of the table and cruising, Greece were bottom of the table and struggling. However, 90 minutes later and one Gioros Karagounis goal later, positions were well and truly reversed. Greece were able to continue their dream of emulating their 2004 success whilst Russia were booking their plane tickets back to Moscow.  Well, someone was. God knows where Arshavin would end up if he was booking his tickets.


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