Czech Republic beat Greece, Poland and Russia in thrilling draw

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Updated: June 13, 2012

Greece slid towards the exit door after losing 2-1 to the Czechs who had lost 4-1 to Russia in their opener.

With one point from two games, Euro 2004 winners Greece must now beat Russia in their final match to have any chance of surviving.

Co-hosts Poland and Russia were involved in a thrilling draw in what was always going to be an emotionally charged encounter.

An estimated 100 000 Poles gathered in the city’s main square to watch the match but their hearts sunk when Alan Dzagoyev put Russia ahead after 37 minutes.

Poland skipper Jakub Blaszczykowski equalised after 57 minutes with an unstoppable shot to earn the co-hosts a second consecutive draw which means they will reach the quarterfinals if they beat the Czech Republic in their final Group A game.