Russia 4-1 Czech Republic
Much-fancied Russia romped to a convincing 4-1 win over the Czech Republic in their opening game of Euro 2012 in Wroclaw.
The Czechs made a positive start, but were undone 15 minutes in as Konstantin Zyryanov's cross from the right was headed against the post by Alexander Kerzhakov and Alan Dzagoev arrived unchallenged to smash home the loose ball.
Dzagoev could have added a second soon after, but blazed wide when clean through, before Russia made it 2-0 with 24 minutes on the clock.
Andrey Arshavin's throughball found Roman Shirokov at the far post and he dinked the ball over Petr Cech and into the back of the empty net.
Just past the half-hour mark Kerzhakov lifted a shot over the top form 12 yards out as Russia threatened to run riot.
The Czechs were reduced to a couple of long-range efforts as they struggled to keep themselves in the game.
Seven minutes into the second half it was game on as Vaclav Pilar ran on to Jaroslav Plasil's pass and rounded the keeper to score.
Russia and Kerzhakov wasted several chances to re-establish their dominance, but finally put the game to bed in the closing 11 minutes.
Substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko fed Dzagoev to blast a shot past the hapless Cech to make it 3-1 and then the replacement got a goal of his own.
Pavlyuchenko cut in from the left side and drove a shot high into the net past the outstretched right hand of Cech to complete the scoring.