Euro 2012: Group A – action gallery foxsports Oct 20, 2016 at 4:56p ET The former European champions stunned Russia in Group A Saturday night. Leap of faith Czech needed a good performance today against the home team of Poland to advance to the quarters. They got just that. Head games When it was all setteled, the complicated Euro standings formulas spit out Czech and Greece as the Group A winners. Gut Czech The Czech Republic gutted out a gritty win to take Group A and advance to the quarters. On top Czech Republic literally and figuratively jumped to the top of the Group A standings and won the group, advancing past Poland and Russia to the quarters. Ball control Poland's Grzegorz Wojtkowiak, left, tries to get the ball from Czech Republic's Milan Baros. Gimme that Poland's Ludovic Obraniak and Czech Republic's Petr Jiracek fight for the ball as it goes out of bounds. We needed that! As Greece deals with political turmoil on their home soil, the country can use their national team as a way to escape the pressures of home. Watch and learn As this goal crossed the line, it began to sink in for Russia that they may not make it past the group stage, meanwhile the country of Greece celebrated. By Giorgos! Giorgos Karagounis scored the winning goal that sent Russia home. Strike a pose Greece can show off all they want, as they overcame the odds and advances past Russia into the quarters. This close If Russia managed to score one goal today, they would be preparing for quarterfinal play next week. But it wasn't meant to be. Judo kick Poland got knocked out of Euro 2012, but they didn't go down without a fight.