Euro 2012: Russia vs Czech Republic

The second game on the opening day of the Euro 2012 football championship was between Russia and the Czech Republic. It was a fun game to watch with the Russian playing some really attractive attacking football which completely dominated the Czechs. The final score was 4 – 1 to Russia and they showed the other teams that they could be outside contenders for the top prize. [26 photos total]

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Russia's players line-up for team photo before Euro 2012 soccer match in Wroclaw (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's national soccer team pose for photographers before their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Russia at the City Stadium in Wroclaw (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Russia's coach Dick Advocaat waits for the start of their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Zyryanov challenges Czech Republic's Plasil during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match at the City stadium in Wroclaw (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Zyryanov challenges Czech Republic's Kadlec during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Dzagoev scores against Czech Republic's goalkeeper Cech during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match at the City stadium in Wroclaw (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Zyryanov celebrates goal against Czech Republic during Euro 2012 soccer match in Wroclaw (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Steward stamps out a flare thrown onto the pitch as English referee Howard Webb looks on during the Group A Euro 2012 soccer match between Czech Republic and Russia at the City Stadium in Wroclaw (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Shirokov scores past Czech Republic's goalkeeper Cech during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Shirokov celebrates scoring against Czech Republic during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match at the City stadium in Wroclaw (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Shirokov celebrates his goal against Czech Republic during Euro 2012 in Wroclaw (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Dzagoev and Zyryanov celebrate goal against Czech Republic during Euro 2012 in Wroclaw (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Jiracek shoots the ball during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Russia at the City Stadium in Wroclaw (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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General view of the City stadium in Wroclaw during the Group A Euro 2012 soccer match between Russia and Czech Republic (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Pilar scores against Russia's goalkeeper Malafeev during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match at the City stadium in Wroclaw (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Jiracek and Pilar celebrate scoring against Russia during Euro 2012 match in Wroclaw (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Kerzhakov shoots the ball as Czech Republic's Hubnik closes in during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match at the City Stadium in Wroclaw (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Kerzhakov misses a chance to score during Euro 2012 match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Dzagoev celebrates scoring against Czech Republic during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match at the City stadium in Wroclaw (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Pavlyuchenko scores past Czech Republic's Cech during Euro 2012 match in Wroclaw (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Pavlyuchenko celebrates a goal against Czech Republic with his teammate Dzagoev during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match at the City stadium in Wroclaw (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Fans of Russia celebrate during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Plasil, goalkeeper Cech and Hubnik walk off at the end of their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Russia in Wroclaw (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Pavlyuchenko acknowledges supporters after Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Selassie reacts after losing 4-1 against Russia during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match at the City Stadium in Wroclaw (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
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Fans congratulate Russia's Pavlyuchenko after the Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #

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