Friday June 20, 2008 Quarter-final Finished Ernst Happel Stadion Vienna

Croatia 1 - 1
(1 - 3)
Turkey

  • Klasnic 119’
  • Senturk 120’

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    Time:90'
    • Croatia
    • Turkey
    • - Well. What a finish. Fairly mediocre for 119 minutes but a quite incredible end to this match. Turkey head back to Switzerland to face Germany. Slaven Bilic is having to console his players, Srna is sobbing uncontrollably.
    • 1-3 Mladen Petric HAS to score for Croatia or Turkey are in the semi final... AND FROM ZERO TO HERO RUSTU PULLS OFF AN INCREDIBLE SAVE TO HIS LEFT! TURKEY ARE THROUGH! They face Germany in the last four and Croatia can't believe it. Incredible.
    • 1-3 Hamit Altintop for Turkey now... and cool as you like into the bottom right, three out of three for Turkey.
    • 1-2 Rakitic steps up, only 20 years old... AND HE SENDS IT WIDE OF THE LEFT HAND POST! Bilic can't believe it.
    • 1-2 Semih... and he rams it into the bottom left for 2-1. Pletikosa went too early there.
    • 1-1 Srna steps up... and he levels, straight down the middle.
    • 0-1 Arda steps up... and he drills it under Pletikosa, a rubbish peno but it counts! Turkey 1-0 up!
    • 0-0 Modric against Rustu - who is wearing the captain's armband now - for the first penalty... AND HE MISSES! The man of the match sends it well wide! Oh dear!
    • 120+1 Phew, a penalty shoot-out. Bilic can't believe it and the Croats are broken. Surely the momentum is with Turkey now?
    • 120+1 Bilic is freaking out as the fourth official won't let him bring Leko on, Rustu launches it long and the ball lands on the edge of the box AND SEMIH HAMMERS IT INTO THE ROOF OF THE NET! INCREDIBLE! 1-1! WHAT DRAMA! Bilic is furious, as that was past the one minute allocated and he wasn't allowed to bring his sub on!
    • 120' One minute of injury-time being played....
    • 119' Croatia now come forward, good one-touch play, foiled by the tackle and it comes Modric on the right with back to goal, but Rustu has come rushing out and what is he doing??! It's chipped by Modric and KLASNIC FLIES IN WITH THE HEADER FOR THE WINNING GOAL! INCREDIBLE LATE FINISH! Oh no, Rustu has handed it on a plate to Croatia. But what a story for Klasnic.
    • 118' Ugor to Tuncay with a good run, now Karadeniz who wins a corner. A late, late chance for the Turks... Ugor to take, and he sends it to the edge of the six-yard box but Gokhan rises a bit too early and heads it over.
    • 117' TURKEY SUB: Karadeniz Gokdeniz on for Nihat, who is limping after injuring himself messing up that free-kick.
    • 116' Nihat to take but he swings a quite dreadul delivery, high, deep and out for a throw. Oops.
    • 115' Long ball into the right is expertly killed by Sabri and he draws a foul from Pranjic. Dangerous position here...
    • 114' Klasnic chases Gokhan and the Turkey defender makes a mistake but it runs just out of play before Klasnic from getting onto it.
    • 113' Modric with a superb wriggly run but Hakan does well to ease him off the ball and let it run through to Rustu.
    • 112' Turkey still with far more of the ball in these late stages as Simunic almost loses the ball in his area but he gets it away.
    • 111' Turkey come forward in numbers and after three or four attempts to play the ball in Sabri wins a corner.
    • 108' If Turkey do get through, they will be without Emre Asik who gets is second yellow of the tournament.
    • 107' Gokhan lets a long ball bounce, Klasnic runs onto it but Rustu is there to claim.
    • 106' Second half of extra-time is underway!
    • 105' Half-time in extra-time and Turkey now looking the more inspired of the two sides.
    • 104' Nihat chases a lost cause into the left corner, somehow gets onto it and swings over a cross but Simunic with a good header clear for a throw.
    • 102' Turkey are bossing this now, some good play in the middle and TUNCAY WITH A DRIVE FROM THE EDGE OF THE BOX BUT JUST WIDE OF THE LEFT-HAND POST!
    • 100' Arda does well to create space and gives it to SEMIH ON THE CORNER OF THE BOX WITH THE SHOT but is spins over.
    • 99' Croatia make a meal of clearing a fairly straightforward ball into the area, the ricochets almost playing Semih in but Kovac and Corluka are alert enough to clear.
    • 97' CROATIA SUB: Klasnic on for Olic.
    • 96' Good sweeping by Pletikosa to control and clear the ball with Nihat chasing. Ivan Klasnic is warming up, he is a goalscorer.
    • 95' Tuncay with a surging run to the byline and he gets past everyone to drill in a near-post effort but palmed behind for a corner!
    • 94' Turkey coming forward but the long ball is cleared by Rakitic.
    • 92' Pranjic with a cross looking for Olic and Gokhan flies in and Croatia want a penalty but that looked like his head, not his hand, with the clearance.
    • 91' The first period of extra-time is underway!
    • - Extra-time beckons!
    • 90+3 Croatia win another throw, launched into the area, Turkey can't clear and a shot is drilled in which lands for OLIC WHO CAN FINISH but he hammers it over!
    • 90+2 Turkey come forward, Hamit and Hakan, wide right to Arda who puts in a good ball but Croatia clear with Nihat and Semih lurking. Olic comes forward on the left and wins a throw. Final minute of added time...
    • 90+1 So this is the last chance in normal time, Rakitic and Srna over it, a long way out... Srna hammers it in but blocked by Rustu who claims at the second attempt.
    • 90' The free-kick is taken quickly, Modric down the left drills a low ball to OLIC WHO MUST SCORE BUT STRAIGHT AT RUSTU! They just can't finish tonight...
    • 89' Poor corner though, Turkey hoof it clear but Nihat with a foul and Croatia have a free-kick just inside the Turkey half.
    • 88' Hamit with a good ball wide right to Nihat who hits the byline and Semih is free but the tackle flies in and out for a corner. The corner is cleared, Modric wide to Rakitic who has a shot and it's out for a corner. Ugor is booked for fouling Olic in the middle as that play went on, advantage had been given.
    • 87' Ugor gives the ball away, Olic in on the left and Petric is free but Gokhan gets back to make a challenge and he brings the ball clear.
    • 86' Hamit shoots from a long, long way out, it's deflected but Croatia get it clear.
    • 86' Turkey win a free-kick after Robert Kovac has a tug at Nihat. Turkey love scoring late on.
    • 85' Sabri is down rolling around holding his back after an awkward landing, but he realises he has won the free-kick and gets up.
    • 84' The corner is flicked across goal but out for a goal-kick.
    • 83' Actually it's more to the left of the D, Srna to swing it in... AND HE SWINGS IN AN EXCELLENT CURLING SHOT BUT A SUPER SAVE BY RUSTU! Corner to Croatia.
    • 82' Petric on the run, surging forward and draws a foul from Gokhan just on the edge of the D. Free-kick in a very dangerous position...
    • 79' Rustu with a massive punch and he was fouled by Nico Kovac too.
    • 78' This is much better from Turkey as Semih, Hamit, Arda and Nihat combine, but the final cross is plucked out of the air by Pletikosa and Croatia break, winning a corner on the right.
    • 76' Turkey look more confident now as they surge forward and Hamit slips it through to Nihat but just ahead of him.
    • 75' Again the corner is sent near post but this one is hacked clear and Semih comes on for Mehmet Topal as Turkey go 4-4-2.
    • 75' The ref warns Emre Asik ahead of the corner... Snra sends it low and near post but Asik gets in ahead of Corluka and a second corner is given.
    • 74' Rakitic wins a corner on the left after some showboating from the Turks sees the ball given away.
    • 72' Croatia come again on the left, deep cross from Rakitic and OLIC FLIES ACROSS BUT HEADS JUST WIDE!
    • 70' More great play from Croatia, Pranjic inside to Rakitic with a one-two with Olic AND RAKITIC IS CLEAN THROUGH AND MUST SCORE BUT HE SKIES IT! Oh dear, what do they have to do to score? A 30-year-old Davor Suker would be handy right now...
    • 69' Brilliant play by Modric to wriggle through four challenges and somehow play a perfect through ball while falling to the ground, but Petric can't read him as well as you'd like and Turkey clear.
    • 64' CROATIA SUB: Kranjcar comes off for the more orthodox forward Mladen Petric.
    • 62' Modric with a great ball bisecting the Turkish defence but Olic was miles offside from the start and his goal does not count.
    • 61' Ugor wins a corner, leaving it for Nihat to take but straight at Pletikosa. Disappointing.
    • 60' TURKEY SUB: Kazim-Richards off for Ugor.
    • 57' Croatia come forward again and Modric again carves them open and KRANJCAR IS THROUGH BUT HE TOE-POKES IT STRAIGHT AT RUSTU!
    • 55' Turkey are all at sea at the moment, Modric almost slices them open again but Tuncay intercepts.
    • 53' The corner is swung in by Srna AND RUSTU FLAPS AT IT, THE BALL COMES OFF A TURKEY HEAD AND FLIES INCHES WIDE! No corner given though. Rustu all over the shop this second half.
    • 52' Another ball over the top catches Turkey flat-footed and Rakitic is clean through but Sabri gets back to hack it away for a corner!
    • 51' Turkey manage to break after that piece of Three Stooges fun, and Kazim and Nihat are in but blocked and out for a throw.
    • 50' Long ball over the top which Rustu can deal with but he makes a pig's ear of it and Olic can finish but Rustu gets back to tip it away from him but he somehow drops it and a defender almost sends it over his own goal-line and Olic dives in with the header but the red shirts are back on the line get it clear! An unusual passage of play...
    • 48' Arda and Simunic go down in a heap, Arda fouled Simunic and is pretending to be hurt and he gets a yellow card - yet another Turk to miss the next match.
    • 46' Second half underway.
    • 45+1 And there goes the half-time whistle, goalless but not short of action! The best chance was for Croatia, Ivica Olic somehow hitting the bar from close range.
    • 45+1 Olic on the right, turns in and out of Emre Asik but his cross is intercepted.
    • 45' As Tuncay is taken off the pitch to get his cut knee mopped up, Pranjic is getting treatment to his back...
    • 44' Worrying scenes for Turkey as Tuncay lies in agony on the ground after a follow-through from Nico Kovac catches him on the knee. It's a knock as opposed to a twist to he'll be ok.
    • 42' Good one-touch play from Croatia as Modric slips the ball into SRNA WHO'S FREE ON THE RIGHT but a great slide tackle from Tuncay, who plays it off Srna to win his side a goal-kick.
    • 40' A slight lull in proceedings as the sides seem to take a breather after a frantic 20 minutes or so.
    • 38' Mehmet Topal gets the ball a good 30 yards out and he hammers in a rising drive that BEATS PLETIKOSA AND WHISTLES CENTIMETRES WIDE OF THE ANGLE OF POST AND BAR! Almost a quite spectacular goal.
    • 37' Topal fouled by Olic in the centre-circle after dilly-dallying.
    • 36' Kazim-Richards on the right, inside to Nihat who slips it in for Tuncay who goes down under a challenge from Simunic but nothing given! That looked like an obstruction to me! And the replay shows it was, should have been an indirect free-kick in the area.
    • 34' Mistake by the Croatia defence lets Hamit in and Nihat is free but oh no he slips as he tries to play him through and Croatia can clear!
    • 33' Kranjcar into Olic but Sabri is back covering to intercept and clear. Kazim-Richards comes forward looking for Hamit but a poor pass.
    • 32' Great backheel as Arda slips it through to Tuncay on the left but Nihat can't get there to support him in time and it's played clear as Tuncay flops to the ground... Turkey come forward to win it back though but a dreadful ball from Sabri.
    • 28' A bit of hesitancy from Rustu coming to punch but the flag is up and they have a free-kick.
    • 27' Oh dear, Tuncay is booked and if Turkey make it he is out of the semi final. Turkey could be in trouble if they make the semis as they have eight players on one yellow card, a keeper with a ban and several injuries.
    • 26' Turkey are backs against the wall here, Modric with a tackle and quick release for Olic who is through, but his first touch lets him down, he manages to hold onto him and Rakitic on the overlap but the shot is blocked and Turkey clear. Phew!
    • 25' Prakitic, now Kranjcar who plays a cross in for OLIC FREE IN THE BOX but Rustu punches clear.
    • 24' Superb ball from Modric to Pranjic on the left, a great run as he cuts inside to hit the byline and he drags it back for Modric again but Turkey intercept and clear. They counter now but Sabri with a poor ball and the momentum is lost.
    • 22' A short delay as a Turkey player is down holding his face... He's okay though.
    • 21' Rakitic feeds Pranjic on the left, he bursts into space but falling as he crosses he sends the ball too deep for Olic and Turkey survive. Croatia very much in the ascendance at the moment.
    • 20' Corluka with a throw, cross over for Olic but Rakitic gets his head onto it first and diverts the ball away.
    • 18' Srna on the right, great ball in to Modric who sprints into the box and cuts it back to perfection FOR OLIC WHO MUST SCORE BUT HE HAMMERS IT OFF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BAR AND IT BOUNCES CLEAR AND KRANJCAR HEADS THE LOOSE BALL OVER! What a chance!
    • 17' Croatia move in on the left but good tracking back from Kazim-Richards to clear.
    • 15' Turkey swarm forward now but Croatia hold firm at the back. The teams seem a pretty good match so far...
    • 14' Long ball almost sends Modric through but just a bit too long and back with Rustu.
    • 13' Taken short to HAMIT WITH A HAMMER-SHOT but Kovac hurls himself out to block and is left in a heap on the floor.
    • 12' Turkey come forward, good play with Arda in to Nihat on the edge of the box, super challenge from Nico Kovac but the ref deems it a foul! That was harsh, and a free-kick to Turkey just inside the D on the edge of the box...
    • 10' Hamit turns and has a shot from about 35 yards out, it takes a massive deflection off Nihat.
    • 9' Turkey still have it though, and play it back to Rustu to take the sting out of things and continue to keep possession, which they have done better than Croatia thus far.
    • 8' Hamit and Kazim-Richards are on the right but slow it down and give Croatia time to get back, Olic it is tackling back on Sabri and Croatia clear.
    • 7' Poor clearance from Corluka hits Hakan, now Tuncay can shoot but it's a weak effort straight at Pletikosa.
    • 6' Poor defending by Turkey as Sabri gives the ball away, Rustu is all over the place as Modric is in and it's played to SRNA WHO CAN FINISH but the red shirts converge and it's blocked for a corner! The game is starting to liven up now...
    • 5' Kazim-Richards with a cross after Pranjic gave the ball away, but way too deep... still with Turkey, Tuncay on the left, he's fouled by Corluka but play-on is waved as it is played to Hamit Altintop who fires wide!
    • 3' Good run on the right by Corluka but Hakan is back to challenge... a poor clearance by Sabri goes to Modric ON THE EDGE OF THE BOX but the shot is weak and deflected into the arms of Rustu.
    • 2' A tetchy first couple of minutes sees neither side really hold onto the ball for more than two or three passes.
    • 1' Match underway! Turkey kick off, all in red with Croatia in blue, the Turks playing from right to left as I see it.
    • - Both sides are on the pitch, singing the national anthems ahead of kick-off.
    • - Turkey team: 1-Rustu Recber; 22-Hamit Altintop, 15-Emre Asik, 4-Gokhan Zan, 3-Hakan Balta; 20-Sabri Sarioglu, 17-Tuncay Sanli, 6-Mehmet Topal, 14-Arda Turan; 18-Colin Kazim-Richards, 8-Nihat Kahveci
    • - Croatia team: 1-Stipe Pletikosa; 5-Vedran Corluka, 3-Josip Simunic, 4-Robert Kovac, 22-Danijel Pranjic; 11-Darijo Srna, 10-Niko Kovac, 14-Luka Modric, 7-Ivan Rakitic; 19-Niko Kranjcar, 18-Ivica Olic
    • - Hello and welcome to eurosport.yahoo.com's LIVE coverage of Croatia against Turkey in the second quarter final at Euro 2008, LIVE from 19:45 UK time!
  • Team Stats

    Croatia Stats Turkey
    50% Possession 49%
    20 Shots 13
    6 Shots on target 2
    0 Saves 2
    7 Corners 4
    21 Fouls 18
    6 Offsides 2
    0 Yellow cards 4
    0 Red cards 0
    18 Tackles 37
    372 Accurate passes 364
    88 Bad passes 75
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Croatia
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Stipe Pletikosa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0
      4 Robert Kovac 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 51 2 2
      22 Danijel Pranjic 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 37 20 1
      5 Vedran Corluka 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 29 0 4
      3 Josip Simunic 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 48 13 2
      19 Niko Kranjcar 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 20 3 0
      14 Luka Modric 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 46 11 3
      10 Niko Kovac 0 1 0 5 4 0 0 42 8 2
      11 Darijo Srna 0 3 2 3 2 1 0 23 5 1
      7 Ivan Rakitic 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 38 14 1
      18 Ivica Olic 0 8 2 2 1 2 0 11 4 1
      16 Jerko Leko 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      8 Ognjen Vukojevic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      15 Dario Knezevic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      6 Hrvoje Vejic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      23 Vedran Runje 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      13 Nikola Pokrivac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      2 Dario Simic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      21 Mladen Petric 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 13 5 1
      12 Mario Galinovic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      17 Ivan Klasnic 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 7 2 0
      9 Nikola Kalinic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Turkey
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Rustu Recber 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 4 0
      4 Gökhan Zan 0 2 0 3 3 0 0 30 2 3
      3 Hakan Balta 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 49 20 2
      15 Emre Asik 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 30 4 4
      6 Mehmet Topal 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 22 7 5
      17 Tuncay Sanli 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 51 15 5
      20 Sabri Sarioglu 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 23 1 6
      22 Hamit Altintop 0 4 0 1 2 0 0 50 4 4
      14 Arda Turan 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 33 8 3
      18 Colin Kazim-Richards 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 1 2
      8 Kahveci Nihat 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 25 4 0
      16 Ugur Boral 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 4 3
      9 Semih Sentürk 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 11 1 0
      13 Emre Güngör 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      5 Belozoglu Emre 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Tolga Zengin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      2 Servet Cetin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      21 Mevlut Erding 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      11 Tumer Metin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Ayhan Akman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      10 Karadeniz Gökdeniz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 1-3 Mladen Petric HAS to score for Croatia or Turkey are in the semi final... AND FROM ZERO TO HERO RUSTU PULLS OFF AN INCREDIBLE SAVE TO HIS LEFT! TURKEY ARE THROUGH! They face Germany in the last four and Croatia can't believe it. Incredible.
    • 1-3 Hamit Altintop for Turkey now... and cool as you like into the bottom right, three out of three for Turkey.
    • 1-2 Rakitic steps up, only 20 years old... AND HE SENDS IT WIDE OF THE LEFT HAND POST! Bilic can't believe it.
    • 1-2 Semih... and he rams it into the bottom left for 2-1. Pletikosa went too early there.
    • 1-1 Srna steps up... and he levels, straight down the middle.
    • 0-1 Arda steps up... and he drills it under Pletikosa, a rubbish peno but it counts! Turkey 1-0 up!
    • 0-0 Modric against Rustu - who is wearing the captain's armband now - for the first penalty... AND HE MISSES! The man of the match sends it well wide! Oh dear!
    • 120+1 Bilic is freaking out as the fourth official won't let him bring Leko on, Rustu launches it long and the ball lands on the edge of the box AND SEMIH HAMMERS IT INTO THE ROOF OF THE NET! INCREDIBLE! 1-1! WHAT DRAMA! Bilic is furious, as that was past the one minute allocated and he wasn't allowed to bring his sub on!
    • 119' Croatia now come forward, good one-touch play, foiled by the tackle and it comes Modric on the right with back to goal, but Rustu has come rushing out and what is he doing??! It's chipped by Modric and KLASNIC FLIES IN WITH THE HEADER FOR THE WINNING GOAL! INCREDIBLE LATE FINISH! Oh no, Rustu has handed it on a plate to Croatia. But what a story for Klasnic.
    • 102' Turkey are bossing this now, some good play in the middle and TUNCAY WITH A DRIVE FROM THE EDGE OF THE BOX BUT JUST WIDE OF THE LEFT-HAND POST!
    • 100' Arda does well to create space and gives it to SEMIH ON THE CORNER OF THE BOX WITH THE SHOT but is spins over.
    • 95' Tuncay with a surging run to the byline and he gets past everyone to drill in a near-post effort but palmed behind for a corner!
    • 92' Pranjic with a cross looking for Olic and Gokhan flies in and Croatia want a penalty but that looked like his head, not his hand, with the clearance.
    • 90+3 Croatia win another throw, launched into the area, Turkey can't clear and a shot is drilled in which lands for OLIC WHO CAN FINISH but he hammers it over!
    • 90' The free-kick is taken quickly, Modric down the left drills a low ball to OLIC WHO MUST SCORE BUT STRAIGHT AT RUSTU! They just can't finish tonight...
    • 83' Actually it's more to the left of the D, Srna to swing it in... AND HE SWINGS IN AN EXCELLENT CURLING SHOT BUT A SUPER SAVE BY RUSTU! Corner to Croatia.
    • 72' Croatia come again on the left, deep cross from Rakitic and OLIC FLIES ACROSS BUT HEADS JUST WIDE!
    • 70' More great play from Croatia, Pranjic inside to Rakitic with a one-two with Olic AND RAKITIC IS CLEAN THROUGH AND MUST SCORE BUT HE SKIES IT! Oh dear, what do they have to do to score? A 30-year-old Davor Suker would be handy right now...
    • 57' Croatia come forward again and Modric again carves them open and KRANJCAR IS THROUGH BUT HE TOE-POKES IT STRAIGHT AT RUSTU!
    • 53' The corner is swung in by Srna AND RUSTU FLAPS AT IT, THE BALL COMES OFF A TURKEY HEAD AND FLIES INCHES WIDE! No corner given though. Rustu all over the shop this second half.
    • 52' Another ball over the top catches Turkey flat-footed and Rakitic is clean through but Sabri gets back to hack it away for a corner!
    • 50' Long ball over the top which Rustu can deal with but he makes a pig's ear of it and Olic can finish but Rustu gets back to tip it away from him but he somehow drops it and a defender almost sends it over his own goal-line and Olic dives in with the header but the red shirts are back on the line get it clear! An unusual passage of play...
    • 42' Good one-touch play from Croatia as Modric slips the ball into SRNA WHO'S FREE ON THE RIGHT but a great slide tackle from Tuncay, who plays it off Srna to win his side a goal-kick.
    • 38' Mehmet Topal gets the ball a good 30 yards out and he hammers in a rising drive that BEATS PLETIKOSA AND WHISTLES CENTIMETRES WIDE OF THE ANGLE OF POST AND BAR! Almost a quite spectacular goal.
    • 36' Kazim-Richards on the right, inside to Nihat who slips it in for Tuncay who goes down under a challenge from Simunic but nothing given! That looked like an obstruction to me! And the replay shows it was, should have been an indirect free-kick in the area.
    • 34' Mistake by the Croatia defence lets Hamit in and Nihat is free but oh no he slips as he tries to play him through and Croatia can clear!
    • 25' Prakitic, now Kranjcar who plays a cross in for OLIC FREE IN THE BOX but Rustu punches clear.
    • 18' Srna on the right, great ball in to Modric who sprints into the box and cuts it back to perfection FOR OLIC WHO MUST SCORE BUT HE HAMMERS IT OFF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BAR AND IT BOUNCES CLEAR AND KRANJCAR HEADS THE LOOSE BALL OVER! What a chance!
    • 13' Taken short to HAMIT WITH A HAMMER-SHOT but Kovac hurls himself out to block and is left in a heap on the floor.
    • 12' Turkey come forward, good play with Arda in to Nihat on the edge of the box, super challenge from Nico Kovac but the ref deems it a foul! That was harsh, and a free-kick to Turkey just inside the D on the edge of the box...
    • 6' Poor defending by Turkey as Sabri gives the ball away, Rustu is all over the place as Modric is in and it's played to SRNA WHO CAN FINISH but the red shirts converge and it's blocked for a corner! The game is starting to liven up now...
    • 5' Kazim-Richards with a cross after Pranjic gave the ball away, but way too deep... still with Turkey, Tuncay on the left, he's fouled by Corluka but play-on is waved as it is played to Hamit Altintop who fires wide!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • S. Pletikosa
      • V. Corluka
      • R. Kovac
      • J. Šimunic
      • D. Pranjic
      • L. Modric
      • N. Kovac
      • D. Srna
      • I. Rakitic
      • N. Kranjcar Substitution Out (64′)
      • I. Olic Substitution Out (97′)

      Subs

      • I. Klasnic Substitution In97′ Goal
      • D. Šimic
      • V. Runje
      • M. Petric Substitution In64′
      • J. Leko
      • M. Galinovic
      • N. Pokrivac
      • H. Vejic
      • D. Kneževic
      • N. Kalinic
      • O. Vukojevic
    • Starting line-up

      • R. Reçber
      • S. Sarioglu
      • G. Zan
      • E. Asik
      • H. Balta
      • M. Topal
      • T. Sanli
      • H. Altintop
      • A. Turan Yellow Card
      • C. Kazim-Richards
      • N. Kahveci Substitution Out (117′)

      Subs

      • S. Sentürk Substitution In76′ Goal
      • G. Karadeniz Substitution In117′
      • S. Çetin
      • M. Erding
      • U. Boral Substitution In60′ Yellow Card
      • E. Güngör
      • E. Belözoglu
      • A. Akman
      • T. Metin
      • T. Zengin
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      Yellow Card - -
      Strikers
      - -
      Substitution Out117′ - -
      Subs
      Substitution In76′ Goal - -
      Substitution In117′ - -
      Substitution In60′ Yellow Card - -

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