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Euro 2012 Top and Flop of the Day: All eyes turn towards Poland's Obraniak while Cech has a shocker

Euro 2012 Top and Flop of the Day: All eyes turn towards Poland's Obraniak while Cech has a shocker

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Goal.com's Sarthak Dubey picks the best and worst performers from day 5 at Poland and Ukraine - Cech's howler and Poland's impressive draw...

TOP OF THE DAY

 

Ludovic Obraniak


                               The impressive playmaker did what he does best... impressed

Ludovic Obraniak is having a wonderful Euro so far. In the two matches he has played for Poland, he holds the top spot for most number of key passes made in the tournament - 13 passes, ahead of Andrey Arshavin and Wesley Sneijder. Surprisingly, he has also made the most number of crosses in this year's European Championships - 22 successful crosses. If Poland do manage to squiggle their way through to the knockout stages, and Obraniak continues to impress, all eyes will be on the Bordeaux man's displays.

The playmaker showed good ideas in attack. His free kicks were dangerous for the Russian defence, while he impressed throughout with an eye for his team mates. Our player of the day also assisted captain Jakub Blaszczykowski's thunderbolt finish. Obraniak's vision, ball control and speed are key attributes contributing to his fantastic performances. Its now or never for the lad to go on and make this tournament his own.

FLOP OF THE DAY

 

Petr Cech


                         An absolute howler from the experienced Chelsea goalkeeper...

At club level, Petr Cech was easily the best goalkeeper in Europe for Chelsea in last season's campaign. The Czech no.1 has had a pretty pathetic Euro so far. He has conceded 5 goals already and the latest one against Greece was an absolute shocker. Confusion inside the box with his fellow defender made him fumble an easy shot directed straight into his hands, gifting the Greeks an opportunity to claw their way back into the game.

Luckily for him, the Czechs won thanks to two early goals and Petr Cech hung on. The experienced goalkeeper knows how to tackle pressure and he would take inspiration from the numerous penalties he saved during Chelsea's successful Champions League campaign - Robben and Messi being the key ones.

POST MATCH QUOTE OF THE DAY




Homophobia is not something that is part of my nature. I didn’t want to offend anyone and I absolutely do not want to put anyone’s sexual freedom under duress.

- Antonio Cassano, Italy



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