Members of the Russian camp are refusing to get carried away despite their excellent 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic in Wroclaw tonight.
– Roman Pavlyuchenko
We musn't get lost in euphoria. Three days from now we have our next match. Our aim hasn't yet been reached, so we can't get settled.
– Dick Advocaat
Of course when you win 4-1 it gives you great confidence, all the players are feeling great...But this is just the start and we shouldn't jump to conclusions. We're happy with the game but we need to work and improve.
Great game that. Russki's look alright by the way. Peter Cech should have done a bit better for 3rd mind...
Czech fans chanting 'Bilek out' after the game. Pity he signed a 2-year extension a few weeks ago (via @michalpetrak)
Group A is now officially the group of thrill seeking. Cracking start to #euro2012
– Gareth Southgate in the ITV Studio
Looked a threat all night, could be one of the stars of the tournament.
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FT - Russia 4-1 Czech Republic
For a while in the middle of the game it looked like being a nervy finish, but in the end class really did tell - and has Alan Dzagoev just put down his marker for one of the players of the tournament? Brilliance from Arshavin too.
A stroll in the park
The Russians are now content just to knock it around. They've managed about 20 passes in a row - everyone's getting a touch - and though the crowd aren't happy, you bet Dick Advocaat will be beaming.