Russia overwhelms Czech Republic
June 9, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
WROCLAW, Poland -- Alan Dzagoev scored a goal in each half in Russia's masterful display of attacking soccer to beat the Czech Republic 4-1 in their European Championship Group A opener Friday.
Dzagoev and Roman Shirokov gave Russia a 2-0 halftime lead before Vaclav Pilar's goal in the 52nd minute gave the Czechs brief hopes of a comeback.
Dzagoev replied in the 80th minute with his second goal, ...