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, ...

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