BBC Sport football_euro08


Related BBC sites

Austria 0-1 Germany & Poland 0-1 Croatia
Vienna/Klagenfurt, 16 June 2008
606 debate | Blog

Crowds gather outside Vienna's town hall

Austria 0-1 Germany: Vienna's Fan Zone fills up quickly with supporters waiting for the big match at the Ernst Happel Stadion

Garics clears from Gomez

Germany squander an excellent early chance when Mario Gomez fluffs his shot and Gyorgy Garics heads off the line

Klose bursts past Emanuel Pogatetz

Fellow striker Miroslav Klose looks much sharper than his partner and causes Austria's defence problems in the opening exchanges

Metzelder and Hoffer tangle

Austria's fans shout for a penalty when Erwin Hoffer falls under a challenge from Christoph Metzelder but the referee is unconvinced

Lehmann saves from Hoffer

Moments later the same man bursts through again but his touch lets him down and Jens Lehmann comes out quickly to deny him

Podolski threatens for Germany

With three goals in the tournament already, Lukas Podolski poses a threat and he tests Jurgen Macho with a shot from range

Joachim Low and Josef Hickersberger are sent to the stands

With the half-time break looming both managers are sent to the stands for what appears to be a spat with the fourth official

Ballack's free-kick heads for the net

The deadlock is broken soon after the interval when Andreas Ivanschitz concedes a free-kick and Michael Ballack arrows it home

Ballack celebrates his goal

The midfielder's first goal of the tournament ends up being enough for Germany who now face Portugal in the quarter-finals on Thursday

Thousands of Croatian fans travel to Klagenfurt

Poland 0-1 Croatia: Fans of the Balkan side flock to Klagenfurt to see the group winners take on a Polish side that need to win

Poland's Roger Guerreiro

After scoring against Austria in their last match, Brazilian born Roger Guerreiro looks to find an early opening for Poland

Dudka rues his miss

One of the first chances of the game falls to defender Dariusz Dudka but he heads wide from a corner

Croatia go close

Croatia's Hrvoje Vejic (left) meets Ivan Rakitic's free-kick but he also steers his header wide from a good position

Boruc makes a number of notable saves

Slaven Bilic's side create further chances but find the impressive Artur Boruc in good form in Poland's goal

Klasnic celebrates scoring for Croatia

He is eventually beaten in the 52nd minute when Danijel Pranjic pulls the ball back for Ivan Klasnic who slots home

Croatia manager Bilic celebrates

The solitary strike sees Bilic's side extend their winning run and stands them in good stead for their quarter-final against Turkey

related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites