The first decisive day of the European Championship produced the first major surprise, with Russia going home early after they failed to break down a dogged Greece defence and lost 1-0 here.
Disappointment has become determination for the Czech Republic as they go into their second Euro 2012 game against Greece knowing that a defeat would see them out of the tournament.
Uefa opened disciplinary proceedings against Russia on Saturday night over the behaviour of fans during their match against the Czech Republic.
Russia have radiated a quiet confidence in their preparations for this tournament, giving a sense of an encouragingly weathered unit that was justified in Wroclaw's Municipal Stadium by a periodically irresistible swatting aside of the Czech Republic.
Uefa might just harbour an unspoken appreciation for disorder.