Arsenal At Euro2012: Szczesny Stinker, Ars-havin A Laugh & RvP’s Dad Keeps Mum

A Cultured Left Foot

Euro2012, Matchday 1

Poland 1 – 1 Greece
Russia 4 – 1 Czech Republic

Being hosts, Poland would have wanted the excellent start that they had. Greece were reeling, Lewandowski took his opportunity clincally. And then the Spanish referee intervened, proving incompetence is not the sole preserve of English officials (although Howard Webb tried hard to reclaim the prize later). Harsh as Papastathopoulos original booking was, his second was beyond laughable. It was beyond comprehension.

And then Szczesny intervened. Culpable for the Greek equaliser, the goalkeeper came and missed the cross; it was woeful, the youngster failed miserably to get anywhere near the ball and Salpingidis buried the chance. Szczesny probably wanted to clear his head following that; he never got the time. Salpingidis nudged the ball past the young Pole and Szczesny tripped him. No arguments, the Spanish referee got the decision spot on. Tyton proved a giant amongst…

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