Russia v Czech Republic, 08 June 2012

Score4-1 to Russia
RefereeHoward Webb
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals Group A
VenueMiejski Stadion, Wroclaw
Attendance37,348

Kick-off: 8.45pm local (7.45pm BST)

After a frenzied opening few minutes the Russians took control of this game, playing excellent flowing football. Even after getting back to 2-1 the Czechs never looked like winning this game and if Kerzhakov had been wearing his shooting boots the Russians might have scored another four.

Howard Webb was generally lenient. Arshavin should probably have been awarded a penalty for a push in the box by Plasil on 68 and Shirokov deserved a yellow for a foul on Jiracek in the 56th minute. Otherwise the refereeing was good.

4  Russia

Manager: Dick Advocaat

1  Czech Republic

Manager: Michal Bilek

Goals:

Alan Dzagoev 15 G
Roman Shirokov 24 G
Alan Dzagoev 79 G
Roman Pavlyuchenko 82 G

Goals:

Vaclav Pilar 52 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Viacheslav Malafeev
Defender/Midfielder Roman Shirokov
Midfielder Igor Denisov
Midfielder Alan Dzagoev
Midfielder Yuri Zhirkov
Midfielder Konstantin Zyryonov
Midfielder/Forward Andrei Arshavin

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Roman Hubnik
Defender Michal Kadlec
Midfielder Jaroslav Plasil
Midfielder Tomas Rosicky
Midfielder Tomas Sivok
Forward Milan Baros
Forward Petr Jiracek
Forward Vaclav Pilar
Forward Jan Rezek

Substitutions:

Roman Pavlyuchenko for Alexander Kerzhakov 73
Aleksandr Kokorin for Alan Dzagoev 85

Substitutions:

Tomas Hubschmann for Jan Rezek 46
Milan Petrezela for Petr Jiracek 75
David Lafata for Milan Baros 86

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev
Goalkeeper Anton Shunin
Defender Vladimir Granat
Defender Kirill Nababkin
Defender Roman Sharonov
Midfielder Denis Glushakov
Midfielder Marat Izmailov
Midfielder Dmitriy Kombarov
Midfielder Igor Semshov

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny
Goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka
Defender Tomas Hubschmann
Defender/Midfielder Marek Suchý
Midfielder Vladimir Darida
Midfielder Daniel Kolar
Midfielder David Limbersky
Midfielder Milan Petrezela
Forward David Lafata
Forward Tomas Necid
Forward Tomas Pekhart