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.