On Day Four of Euro 2012, a team won, a team lost and a team left points on the table.
Also, England played.
Monday’s unveiling of Group D did little to separate contenders from pretenders. In the day’s first game, France and England slogged through a sleepy 1-1 draw.
Reminiscent of something out of the Hundred Years’ War, French attackers besieged England’s defensive fortifications endlessly, yet only salvaged a solitary reward.
After watching the tournament’s first round play out, it was co-host Ukraine’s turn to take the pitch. They did not disappoint, shocking the sashed Swedes 2-1 after going a goal down.
Even now, Ukrainian fans are toasting captain Andriy Shevchenko over their pints.
After a day of contrasting fixtures, who would have predicted Group D shaking out this way?
Here are five takeaways from Day Four at Euro 2012.