Euro 2012, match Russia-Greece. Enchanted gates or badly drawn cart.
They say that Russians harness for a long time, but they drive fast. Unfortunately, at Euro 2012 football it did not work. The impression was that the Russian team went to the tournament in Poland on a poorly harnessed cart. And if in the first match with the Czechs, this cart was going, even rushing along the road, the Russians beat the Czechs with a score of 4: 1, in the match with the poles and, especially, in the match with the Greeks, this cart stopped altogether. Whether cinch weakened, whether pastorate disconnected, but it turned out, as they say, “no whoa, no, well”.About 30 shots struck the Russians at the Greek goal, but, strange to say, just 5-6 hit the target. And those strikes did not represent special danger for the Greeks. The ball just wouldn’t go in the gate, as if bewitched them some kind of Greek “old man Hottabych”. And Kerzhakov, and Arshavin and Shirokov and Pavlyuchenko, Glushakov and, Denisov and Zhirkov seemed competed with each other who is higher or further from the goal starts the ball. And it’s all perfectly worked. The Greeks, inflicting in the singing half 2 shots on goal, the second attempt hit them. Did this by scoring the only goal of the match, Greek captain Karagounis, after a mistake by Russian defenders, when throwing the ball from behind the sideline in the added time to the first half.
The game of Russians in a match with Greeks struck with the toothlessness and monotony. Having rolled the ball in the center of the field with cross passes, the Russians tried to break through the center to the goal, where the Greek players stood as a wall, or beat from afar. No flanking passes, no throwing the ball behind the Greek defenders on the rushed partner. And these jerks have been once or twice and obchelsya. There was an impression that the Russian national team wanted, standing still, to beat the mobile Greek team. It didn’t happen!
As a result, the Russian players Packed their bags and left Euro 2012.