Croatia stun Germany and Austria salvage a draw against Poland

Finally, I managed to watch two complete Euro 2008 games yesterday. I could not post this after the matches got over as it was too late. It’s too late to write match reviews now, so I’ll just write a summary.

The Croatians stunned Germany 2-1 to advance to the quaterfinals of Euro 2008. It was a lively game till the very end. Croatia scored first and never let Germany back into the game though the Germans tried very hard.

German coach Joachim Löw brings on Kevin Kuranyi towards the end of the game . . .

The second game, also in Group B featured the Poles against the co-hosts. Austria had more chances in the first half, but the Poles were the first to score. It looked as if Poland would win the game, but a late penalty in the second half enabled the Austrians to salvage a 1-1 draw.

One simply cannot keep the Brazilians out of the beautiful game – Roger Guerreiro, born in Brazil, scored Poland’s goal . . .

Euzebiusz Smolarek of Poland makes a dash for the ball . . .

Austrian goalie Jürgen Macho made some macho saves . . .

Today’s Group C matches feature the world champions, Italy against Romania while France take on the Netherlands.

[Photos are of a poor quality as they were taken off the live footage on television (ESPN) ]

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6 Responses to Croatia stun Germany and Austria salvage a draw against Poland

  1. vishesh says:

    lol,the Germans got ragged! 🙂 i want to watch france…but alas have skl in the morning…(shld i bunk….hmmm…)

  2. Yes, I didn’t expect Germany to trail 2-0 at one point. There is no need to bunk school, Vishesh, you can watch the match and doze off in class . . . 😉 😀

  3. vishesh says:

    lol i did that…but the teacher woke me up…

  4. You are not alone, Vishesh. I had to be woken up a few times during my school days, too 😀 School is always fun! 🙂

  5. leafless says:

    This sets up a clash between Germany and Portugal. It will be one heck of a match.

  6. It was a terrific game, Leafless! I did not watch the full match as I dozed off in front of the television. The matches are shown live and they begin after midnight here, so it requires some effort to stay awake and watch the full game 😐

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