Russia defeat Slovakia 1-0 to put one foot in Euro 2012 finals

Alan Dzagoev’s deflected strike gave Russia a 1-0 in Slovakia on Friday, all but assuring the Russians of automatic qualification to the Euro 2012 finals. Dzagoev struck on 70 minutes, connecting sweetly from 25 yards with a shot that rebounded off a defender and looped over Slovakia goalkeeper Jan Mucha. Russia, top of Group B […]