Dzagoev’s 3rd Euro 2012 goal gives Russia 1-0 lead
Alan Dzagoev scored his third goal of the European Championship
on Tuesday to give Russia a 1-0 halftime over Poland.
Dzagoev darted past the Polish defense in the 37th minute and
sent a glancing header beyond goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton after a
curling free kick from Andrei Arshavin.
The match was marred even before kickoff by fighting between
hooligans from both countries that left several people injured as
thousands of Russian fans marched to the National Stadium to
celebrate the Russia Day national holiday.
Russia beat the Czech Republic 4-1 in its opening match, while
Poland drew 1-1 with Greece.
As it did against Greece, Poland started strongly but this time
could not convert its chances.