Tough start for glamour guys in Euro 2012 top scorer skirmish

Robin van Persie revives WC2010 form, Miro Klose tries the bench


Few foresaw Russia and Croatia providing the pacesetters in the Euro 2012 top scorer marathon and most who did likely fancied best league in the world-tested Roman Pavlyuchenko and Nikica Jelavic over Alan Dzagoev and Mario Mandzukic.

Their delight was characteristic of a first weekend in which, in keeping with international tournament tradition, several high-profile [...]

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