Euro 2012 Standings: Early Round Stars Who Will Continue to Shine
After seven days of matches at Euro 2012, it's become clear who will star, and who has slipped into the background of the tournament. Some of the names shining brightest are no surprise (Mario Gomez, David Silva), while others (Mario Mandzukic) are virtual unknowns.
Now, as the matches take on more and more meaning, these early stars will be counted on to carry their teams deeper and deeper into the tournament. Which ones will continue to come through when it counts, and who will fade into the background of the tournament?
These names are a great place to start:
Mario Gomez, Germany
The German goalscorer has been at his absolute best through the first two matches of the tournament, scoring three goals and providing the tournament favorites with the presence they need at the front of their... [via Bleacher Report]