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Croatia – Turkey 1:3 (0:0)

Stadium: Ernst Happel, Vienna

Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

Goalscorers: Ivan Klasnić (120′); Semih Åžentürk(122′)

Croatia: Pletikosa – Ćorluka, R. Kovač, Å imunić, Pranjić – N. Kovač, Modrić, Srna, Rakitić – Kranjčar (63′ Petrić) – Olić (97′ Klasnić)

Turkey: Rüştü – Sabri, AÅŸik, Gökhan Zan, Balta – Topal (76′ Semih Åžentürk), Altintop, Arda, Tuncay – Kazim Kazim (61′ Ãœgur Boral), Nihat (117. Gökdeniz Karadeniz)

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3′ – Modrić steals the ball on the center, his shot from the edge of the penalty area is blocked

5′ – Altintop shots cannon ball from 25 meters, but wide

6′ – Rakitić goes through on the left side, throws in on five metres but the ball doesn’t come to Srna. The first corner kick for Croatia

13′ – Foul on 18 meters in front of Pletikosa. Altintop shots hard, but Niko Kovač blocks it

19′ – The biggest chance for Croatia at Euro. After the great combination of midfielders Modrić enters the penalty box, passes to Olić who hits the woodwork

21′ – Croatia finally comes out from the starting Turkish pressure and emphasized is combinatorics of Kranjčar, Rakitić and Modrić

27′ – The first yellow card, for Tuncay

36′ – Turkey again takes control over the game although without danger for Croatian goal

38′ – Mehmet Topal shots wide

47′ – Weak shot of Ćorluka from the right side

48′ – The second yellow card for Turkey – Arda Turan

50′ – Olić steals the ball from goalkeeper Rüstü, but nobody follows him

53′ – Corner kick for Croatia, but at the end the ball goes to goal-out

57′ – Combination of Kranjčar and Modrić. Niko manages to shot, but it’s easy for goalkeeper to save it

61′ – Kazim Kazim is subbed for Ãœgur Boral

62′ – Modrić passes to Olić but he is in offside

64′ – Kranjčar out, Petrić in

69′ – Pranjić breaks on the left side, passes to Rakitić, who makes a double pass with Olić, shots hard but not and precise

72′ -  Rakitić throws in for Olić whose head shot goes over the goal

74′ – Ivan Rakitić, one of the best individuals, earns a corner kick from the left side. Srna throws in, but Turkish defense clears it

76′ – Mehmet Topal out, Semih Åžentürk in

83′ -  Petrić carves out a free kick on 25 meters after a great solo drive. Srna shots great, but Rüstü saves it

88′ – Yellow card for Ugur Biral after fouling Srna without ball

90′ – Modrić goes on the right side, passes to Olić, who shots straight to Turkish goalkeeper

90 +  3′ – Olić misses the last chance in injury time

95′ – Tuncay comes into penalty box and tries to cross, but Pletikosa kicks it into corner

97′ – Marathon runner Ivica Olić goes out, Klasnić replaces him

100′ – Semih Åžentürk shots from the edge of the box, continues the pressure of the Turks

107′ – Another yellow card for Turks – Emre AÅŸik

117′ – The last substitute in Turkish team. Captain Nihat leaves the field, Gökdeniz Karadeniz replaces him

119′ – GOOOAL! Modrić for Klasnić who scores with head for 1:0

122′ -  Semih Åžentürk equalizes in non existing injury time after Bilić wanted to make a substitution but the fourth referee affects deaf. Bilić is protesting, but it won’t help. Penalty shootout is next

Modrić – miss                                      Arda – 0:1

Srna – 1:1                                             Semih – 1:2

Rakitić – miss                                      Altintop – 1:3

Petrić – Reçber saves

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. reddevilrooney

    21 June, 2008 at 10:25

    very sorry your country was eliminated mate 😉 loved their style of football and im sure we’ll b seein thm in coming competitions.

  2. skills

    21 June, 2008 at 10:29

    thanks for the compassion.I still can’t believe we’re out,but it’ll be better in South Africa,I hope 🙂

  3. reddevilrooney

    21 June, 2008 at 10:34

    i’m sure of that! and your country will be more respected in football terms, because after all you defeated the germans which were tipped favourites at the start of euro 2008. u gt a young team and the only way to look is forward 😉 brilliant regular posts btw.

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