Euro 2012: the key points of the group stage

That ended in the group stage of the finals of the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. For some, it was a disappointment, but for someone with joy. All a bit of everything. We offer you a selection of shots from the tournament.

Starts again and it is logical. First Goalscorer UEFA EURO 2012 - Pole Robert Lewandowski (left). The ball is scored Greeks in the 18th minute. This match was so far the only, which hit a penalty, and the judge removed two players.

Russia's Alan Dzagoev could become the hero of Russia, said the double in the defeat of the Czechs with the score 4: 1.

Another opening of the tournament was Denmark's Michael Krohn-Delhi (right). His goal against the Netherlands gave the Danes victory in the opening match.

German Mario Gomez (left) is certainly one of the most effective players in the tournament. His only goal brought victory to the Germans in the first leg against Portugal.

Cesc Fabregas from Spain has allowed the Italians rejoice scored a goal just three minutes. Then, the player of "Barcelona" scored the equalizer and the game ended in a draw as well.

While the leader of the British attack Wayne Rooney missed the stands, for it killed others. Defender Lescott (right) like a real striker care of the defense of the French. But the most Samir Nasri who, soon leveled the score.

Andriy Shevchenko has really become a team leader, scoring in the opening match Swedes two goals and adopted a landmark victory for Ukrainians.

Yirachek Cech was one of the authors of a shock to the Greeks. By the sixth minute of the game the Czech national team was in the lead 2: 0. The Greeks responded only goal of prestige.

The standoff between Russia and Poland was more nervous outside the stadium than on the field. Pole Cuba Blaszczykowski rescued his team from defeat, scoring a powerful shot from outside the penalty area.

Very bright match given the Danes and Portuguese. After the field just three minutes, the Portuguese Varela three minutes before the end of the game finished off an opponent 3: 2.

German Thomas Mueller is happy, but the hero of the match Germany - Netherlands was again Mario Gomez, who scored two goals from Schweinsteiger passes. The Dutch responded only once with the help of Van Persie.

Croatian team showed a very aggressive game, but Mario Mandzukic (header) was the best scorer of his team and those who brought a draw with the Italians.

Fernando Torres suddenly remembered that he and striker scored against the Irish two goals. Remember how many of El Niño was able to score in the last six months, "Chelsea"? ;)

Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov was definitely one of the best in the tournament as part of wards Blokhin. But that's football. From the French player of "Shakhtar" I missed twice.

Danny Welbeck scored a very effective and efficient goal against the Swedes. And most importantly - winning! 3: 2.

Peter Yirachek from the Czech Republic in the last match of the group round and at all became a national hero after scoring the Poles. Who could have imagined that the Czech team will go on after the defeat of the Russians.

But an even greater shock was the Russians who were punished for negligence veteran Greek - Karagounis. After sleeping the entire first half, the Greeks scored in stoppage time to it, and then just brought things to win and return to the quarterfinals.

Cristiano Ronaldo (№7 in red) sent the Netherlands home, filling out a double.

Only until a match in which "decided" not Mario Gomez, was won by the German team from the Danes. Bender scored the winning goal.

The Croats played a very long time no worse world and European champions. They did not give the goal Casillas (pictured with a ball), and the Spaniards themselves beaten in the end.

One of the most beautiful goals at the moment Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in the gates of the French. Both teams already knew their fate. French - in the quarterfinals, but the Swedes - home.

The sinister smile on his face, "Shrek." That's the way - came out and scored. The referee ignored Ukrainians net goal and gave the British the first line in the table, and the Ukrainians pride in their team and the continuation of the championship in the stands or at the TV screens.


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