When I realised that the first two matches of Euro 2012 were going to be Poland vs Greece and Russia vs the Czech Republic, I was not very happy from a football perspective: Germany vs Spain sounds so much better.
I was wrong.
Last night, we had two great matches: Poland vs Greece was nail biting and Robert Lewandowski, the Borussia Dortmund striker, scored a beautiful header following an exquisite cross from the right. His movement in the box was inch perfect. At only 23, his potential is enormous and I won’t be surprised he moves to a bigger club shortly.
The second match, Russia vs the Czech Republic, was a one way affair with Russia winning 4-1. I slept during large portions of the match (yeah, I am getting old…) but I woke up at the end to witness Roman Pavlyuchenko’s magnificent one-man show. He took the ball, nutmegged a few Czech defenders and stroke a beauty from 15m. Petr Cech, the Czech goalkeeper, couldn’t believe his eyes.
I only hope Netherlands vs Denmark and Germany vs Portugal are going to be as interesting tonight.
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