The Czech Republic got into the win column at Euro 2012 after an embarrassing 4-1 opening loss to Russia on Friday.
On Tuesday, the Czechs defeated Greece 2-1 and are back at the .500 mark.
Tuesday was a strange game because the Czech Republic got all the scoring they needed in the first six minutes. Petr Jiracek and Vaclav Pilar each scored in the very early stages of the game and that was all the offense that they needed.
More was expected of Greece in my opinion through the tournament so far. They got an opening 1-1 draw against Poland and looked flat in the early going against the Czech Republic. I think a lot of people felt, including me, that the Greeks would be able to show some flashes of brilliance that guided them to the winner’s circle in Euro 2004. That simply hasn’t happened yet.
Russia continues to be the strongest team in Pool A at a win and a tie. They may not have been able to score with the same consistency today in their 1-1 draw today against Poland as they did in their 4-1 win over the Czech Republic, but it is difficult in any international tournament to beat the hometown team in their house.