Team Russia and Team Ukraine have been the most impressive teams to date at Euro 2012 in Ukraine and Poland over the weekend.
In their opening game, Team Russia defeated Team Poland 4-1 in Group A action and Team Ukraine defeated Team Sweden 2-1.
Three players in the tournament to date have recorded multi-goal performances– Russian forward Alan Dzagoev of CSKA Moscow, Croatian Mario Mandzukic of Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga and Ukrainian legend Andriy Shevchenko, who have two goals each.
The story of Shevchenko is a significant one. The star of Dynamo Kiev now has fifty goals for the Ukranian national team. I cannot imagine a more significant game in Shevchenko’s career than the one he played on Monday against Sweden. Scoring both goals in your hometown city in the second most significant soccer event in the world in the twilight of your career must be pretty spectacular.
Th other winners over the first four days were Germany and Denmark who had 1-0 wins over Portugal and the Netherlands respectively.