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Jon Riley 13th Jun 2012 - 11:32

Euro 2012 Opta Facts - Group A Round Three

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Czech Republic v Poland

  • Czech Republic have won 13 and lost just six of 23 internationals against Poland (including games played as the former Czechoslovakia).
  • Poland's six wins against the Czechs have come in their last six games on home turf against them.
  • The Czechs have won three of their four previous competitive meetings with Poland (though one of them was by default after Poland withdrew from qualifying for the 1934 World Cup).
  • Only Peter Schmeichel (20) has conceded more goals at European Championship finals than Petr Cech (15).
  • Cech has conceded five goals from only six shots on target so far in this tournament.
  • Poland have played more games at European Championships without winning than any other side (5).
  • A win for either side in this match would see them reach the quarter-finals.
  • A draw would see Poland eliminated, though not guarantee the Czechs a place in the last eight (depending on the result of Greece-Russia).
  • Only one host nation has ever failed to win a group stage match at the Euros (Austria in 2008).
  • On the two previous occasions the Czech Republic have made it past the group stages, they have at least reached the semi-finals (1996 and 2004).
  • No side has ever had the same result in all three group stage matches at the Euros (Poland have had two 1-1s so far).
  • No side has ever drawn all three group stage matches at a European Championships.
  • Ludovik Obrianiak set up eight shots for Poland in their last game against Russia - no Polish player has ever set up more in a single match at the Euros.

Greece v Russia

  • Russia have won 13 of their previous 21 internationals against Greece, losing just three.
  • The Greeks have lost both of their previous meetings with Russia in the European Championships however; 1-2 in Euro 2004 and 0-1 in Euro 2008.
  • This will be the first time that two teams have met each other in three consecutive editions of the European Championships.
  • Greece are without a win in their last five games at Euros (D1 L4).
  • Dzagoev's first three shots on target at the tournament resulted in goals.
  • Five of Russia's last seven goals at major tournaments have been scored (one) or assisted (four) by Arshavin.
  • Alexander Kerzhakov is yet to manage a shot on target at Euro 2012 (nine off target, two blocked).
  • Russia are unbeaten in 16 games (eight wins).
  • Greece have managed just three shots in the first half of matches so far (11 after the break).
  • A win for Greece would see them through to the quarter-finals and Russia eliminated as long as the Czech Republic-Poland game does not end in a draw.
  • The Greeks have never won their final group game at the Euros (D1 L2) - one of those defeats coming against Russia in 2004.
  • Russia are unbeaten in their final group game at European Championships (W2 D1, excludes USSR).


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