Euro 2012: Czechs clinch vital three points

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The Czech Republic kept alive their hopes of reaching the Euro 2012 quarter-finals as they beat Greece 2-1 in their Group A clash here on Tuesday.

The Czechs made a dream start scoring twice in the opening six minutes with Jiri Jiracek and Vaclav Pilar scoring.

Greece threatened to get back into the match seven minutes into the second-half when Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech spilled the ball straight to Fanis Gekas and he tucked the ball away.

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Victory sees the Czechs – beaten 4-1 by Russia in their first game – move on to three points with the Greeks struggling on just a point.

The Russians play co-hosts Poland, who have a point after a 1-1 draw with the Greeks, later on Tuesday.