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By Caroline Cheese
And Champagne Moment number two is Austria's stoppage-time equaliser. Not only did England's Howard Webb play a starring role, but the penalty - Austria's first goal at Euro 2008 - was slotted in by 38-year-old Ivica Vastic, the oldest ever scorer in a European Championship. Vastic had been in the international wilderness for three years until he was called up for a friendly last month.
Howard Webb awards Austria a last-minute penalty
My Champagne Moment from Croatia's stunning win over Germany is Slaven Bilic's celebration after Darijo Srna puts his side ahead. A moment of uncontained, pure joy. A moment you cannot be miserable watching... unless, that is, you're German.
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Champagne moment: Bilic jumps for joy
2153: No doubt about your man of the match from that game: Poland's holy goalie Artur Boruc on a chart-busting 9.01. Crikey. His team-mate Mariusz Jop, who had a calamitous first half, trails on a miserable 3.86. Austria v Poland Player Rater
2151: By our reckoning, that late, late goal means a Germany v Portugal quarter-final is very probable. Portugal have topped their group and Germany can only finish second in theirs.
2149: Two controversial goals there and at the risk of repeating myself, if you're in any doubt, head over to You Are The Ref. If nothing else, the drawings are entertaining. You Are The Ref
2148: "Well done Howard Webb, top referee. Many others wouldn't have given it, but he did. Top man." Sam via text on 81111
2146: Austria won't be alone in celebrating that equaliser by the way. It also means that Croatia join Portugal in the quarter-finals. Germany now only need a point against Austria to seal the second spot.
2143: "Austria deserved their equaliser - not least because Poland's goal was offside." BBC analyst Alan Hansen
2141: Not surprisingly, Poland coach Leo Beenhakker is absolutely steaming over that decision. It was a controversial one but there is no doubt that Wasilewski was climbing all over Prodl. Vastic, by the way, becomes the oldest player to score at the European Championships. By a whole four years. He's 38.
2138: FULL-TIME Austria 1-1 Poland
2137: GOAL Austria 1-1 Poland
Ooh, Howard Webb fancies some headlines. He forces Austria to re-take a free-kick after spotting some argie-bargie in the box. As the second kick comes over, Marcin Wasilewski has his arms all over Sebastian Prodl and Webby blows his whistle. Ivica Vastic keeps his cool in the ensuing mayhem to slot in the spot-kick.
2136: Penalty to Austria.
2135: Goody, we're into added time and not a moment too soon.
2130: This is a decidedly average game now between two decidedly average teams. How on earth did Poland finish above Portugal in qualifying? How?
2129: Off comes Polish goalscorer Roger Guerreiro to a rapturous reception from the visiting fans, on comes Rafal Murawski.
2126: "I think my frustration is that you know there's more to this Austrian side than they're showing at the moment. They have allowed conceding that goal to affect them. They are so flat." BBC Radio 5 Live analyst Graham Taylor
2121: Austria have 12 minutes left to salvage something. As it stands, they will need to beat Germany in their final match and hope Croatia see off Poland for them to have any chance of advancing to the quarter-finals.
2119: "Re 2106: Howard Webb's hat-trick was sensational. I'd even go as far as to say it was better than David Villa's." Anonymous via text on 81111
Webb's treble came inside six minutes. Devastating.
2117: Austrian defender Sebastian Prodl is the next man into the book and that's his second yellow of the tournament and he'll miss the game against Germany.
2115: Now, if you're still fretting about that Poland goal, don't forget you can watch that, along with other highlights, right now on the BBC website. If you're a mobile user, you might also be in luck if you're on the requisite network. Austria v Poland highlights
2112: Blimey. Was that a decent free-kick we just witnessed? Jacek Krzynowek blasts one from 35 yards which is tipped over by Jurgen Macho. Unlucky.
2110: Double change from Austria. Off goes Andreas Ivanschitz, which seems odd, along with Roland Linz. On comes Ivica Vastic and Roman Kienast.
2107: Jurgen Macho keeps Austria in it with a double save, the first with his leg from Jacek Bak and then punching away Mariusz Lewandowski's follow-up effort.
2106: A hat-trick for Howard Webb. Superb stuff. The whistle goes to indicate Jacek Krzynowek is offside but he can't resist smashing the ball into the stands. Yellow card for you sonny.
2102: He can't stop himself now. Marcin Wasilewski pushes away Umit Korkmaz, incurring the wrath of Sergeant Howard Webb who's got his yellow card out again.
2101: "That's a nice caution for Howard." BBC Radio 5 Live analyst Graham Poll
2100: Howard Webb shows his first yellow card of 2008. A great moment for England there. Umit Korkmaz is the recipient for a late challenge on Marek Saganowski.
2058: A lovely bit of skill from Roger Guerreiro. A Champagne Moment you might call it. He flicks the ball with one foot onto the other to play in his team-mate but the defender is in quickly to smother the danger.
2055: "Austria went off at half-time as if they were already beaten and I haven't seen anything so far that suggests they really believe they can get this back." BBC Radio 5 Live analyst Graham Taylor
2052: Big penalty shout. Pawel Golanski has his arms all over Andreas Ivanschitz as he bursts into the box and the Austrian playmaker eventually goes down. Howard Webb says no. Suspicion that he went down a little too easily.
2049: No doubt in response to his woeful mark on BBC Sport's interactive Player Rater, Poland coach Leo Beenhakker withdraws defender Mariusz Jop and introduces Pawel Golanski. And we're under way in the second half.
2046: BBC analyst Martin O'Neill is asked about the Gareth Barry situation. "I think that might be difficult [to hang onto him]. He's told me he fancies going to Liverpool. That's a big setback to us. But the offer that Liverpool have made is just not acceptable." Liverpool bid for Barry rejected
2044: Hot on the heels of Garth Crooks' interview with a French astrologer, we are now treated to Adrian Chiles' take on psycho-analysis on BBC1. Stranger and stranger...
2042: "Re 2030: It's not the ball. My and my mates bought the official ball just yesterday, staged a match in our park yesterday, and i can confirm that one of my mates, who is in fact an Italian, curled a beaut of a free kick into the top corner from the 30-35 yard mark. So if players start whinging about the ball, I'll introduce them to Gio." Reddevil1288 on 606 Join the debate on 606
2039: Unsurprisingly Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc is miles out in front on Player Rater at half-time after his stunning saves on 8.88, with defender Mariusz Jop struggling with just 4.56. Austria v Poland Player Rater
2039: "Every time Austria break through, the goal is getting smaller for them. But I still believe they have a chance..." BBC analyst Martin O'Neill
2038: "Is he offside? Without a doubt he's offside. By about two yards. Incredible." BBC analyst Alan Shearer
2033: HALF-TIME Austria 0-1 Poland
2030: Michal Zewlakow sends Martin Harnik sliding and it's a promising free-kick for Austria. Terrible delivery. Is it the ball or something?
2023: Was that goal offside? It has prompted a heated debate in BBC Sport towers. It's ugly I can tell you. Basically, when the ball is played, Guerreiro looks to be marginally offside but the ball does take a deflection off the defender and the keeper. Sounds like one for You Are The Ref... You Are The Ref
2020: Goalscorer Roger Guerreiro only received his Polish citizenship in April. He was born in Sao Paulo - 6,286 miles from Vienna, the venue for this game.
2015: GOAL Austria 0-1 Poland
You could kind of see that coming couldn't you? Marek Saganowski cuts inside and his cross comes off the defender and the keeper before arriving at Roger Guerreiro's feet who cannot miss from a couple of yards out. The camera pans to Austria coach Josef Hickersberger, who looks a broken man. Understandably.
2014: Poland pass the ball around in their own half for what seems like ages before passing back to Artur Boruc, who in turn delays on the ball, promoting whistles from the Austrian fans. Poland need a breather.
2012: "I hope no scouts are watching Boruc. I don't want him to leave!!" CelticBhoy1888 on 606 Join the debate on 606
2010: "Poland have been surprisingly poor and they should be behind. Artur Boruc has to be given some credit but he shouldn't have had the opportunity to save any of those three chances. They were terrible misses." BBC Radio 5 Live analyst Graham Taylor
2007: "On paper, this is the most boring game in the Euro Championships. But as usual, these games turn out to be pretty entertaining. How can Austria not be winning?!" AndersonsRightWrist on 606 Join the debate on 606
2001: Well, really. If Austria don't win this game, they'll only have themselves to blame. That's three golden, golden chances. Christoph Leitgeb is clean through this time but shoots too close to Artur Boruc.
2000: Why can Austria not score a goal? Why? Umit Korkmaz delivers it on a plate for Martin Harnik. The goal is gaping but Harnik shoots far too close to Artur Boruc from less than six yards. They should be 2-0 up.
1956: What a chance for the hosts. Martin Harnik nips in ahead of the dithering defender and is clean through - but sees his shot pushed wide. Should have scored.
1955: Free-kick for Austria. The home fans give it the big build-up but it's a tame effort from 40 yards from Andreas Ivanschitz.
1951: Bright start from Austria. Some quick passing ends with Andreas Ivanschitz fizzing a shot well wide.
1948: Marek Saganowski's first contribution is to bring down Emmanuel Pogatetz and give away the free-kick. Good decision from Howard Webb. Poland clear though.
1945: Away we go then.
1944: There's our first sight of Howard Webb. He looks cool, confident. Come on England.
1943: The Polish fans stand and applaud as Austria sing their national anthem. Nice.
1940: Holy goalie Artur Boruc takes over the captain's armband for Poland tonight in the absence of the injured Maciej 'Magic' Zurawski. It's been a momentous week for Boruc, who became a father for the first time on Wednesday.
1939: A stat you say? How about this: The only previous meeting between these two teams at a major tournament was at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Austria won 3-1 in the semi-finals but only after they had lost their quarter-final to Peru only to be reinstated because some Peruvian fans invaded the pitch.
1936: "Poland coach Leo Beenhakker just told me he had no tactical surprises tonight. I don't believe that. I think he'll have something up his sleeve. He usually does." BBC analyst Gordon Strachan
1933: "We know Germany are no good defensively. Slaven Bilic exploited it brilliantly." BBC analyst Alan Shearer
1931: "Q: What do you call an Englishman at the final of a major competition? A: Something polite or he'll book you." aconlon on 606 Join the debate on 606
1925: If you were the referee and a player committed a second bookable offence, would you send them off or give them another chance and go down in history as the first referee to give a player three bookings at an international tournament? I don't know. Why not ask You Are The Ref? You Are The Ref
1921: As I mentioned earlier, the whole of England will be pinning their hopes on referee Howard Webb and his two assistants tonight, the only men representing the country at Euro 2008. We should be in safe hands. After all, our officials very rarely make fools of themselves at major international tournaments...
1917: "Re 1914: Come on Saga! I've got him at 125-1 for leading goalscorer! Hope he gets a couple! A desperate saints fan via text on 81111
1914: Three changes apiece then. Austria bring in Gyorgy Garics, Christoph Leitgeb and Umit Korkmaz, while striker Roland Linz recovers from injury to keep his place in Josef Hickersberger's team. Poland introduce Mariusz Jop, Brazilian-born Roger Guerreiro and Southampton striker Marek Saganowski.
1908: So now Poland must avoid defeat against co-hosts Austria if they are to avoid an early exit. The Poles should be confident. They've won their last two matches against tonight's opposition.
1902: "Bilic's tactics were spot-on whereas Low's were ineffective and naive. Why play a striker (Podolski) on the left wing just to fit in the egos of the team? Perhaps that's the reason why Schweinsteiger got sent off - out of frustration of being picked behind a striker on the left." gilbertoAVFC on 606 Join the debate on 606
1859: The magnificent Luka Modric leads the way on Player Rater with 7.31, edging ahead of Darijo Srna. Calamity left-back Marcell Jansen, who was hauled off at half-time, is on 4.27. Croatia v Germany player rater
1857: "Overall, Croatia far superior to Germany, better tactics, technique. We can add them to the list of teams who can win this comp. Super match - this Euro '08 is warming up nicely." tigercity on 606 Join the debate on 606
1854: And that's our first shock of the tournament. Brilliant scenes in Klagenfurt as the Croatia players and their charismatic manager Slaven Bilic celebrate with their ecstatic fans. Misery for the German contingent.
1851: Germany suffer only their eighth defeat in European Championship history and while you'd still bet on them qualifying, they could face Portugal in the quarter-finals.
1850: FULL-TIME Croatia 2-1 Germany
1847: RED CARD Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger is brought down by Jerko Leko and responds by shoving the Croatian sub to the ground. Straight red. Leko holds his face in embarrassing fashion. The German's hands went nowhere near there, but Schweinsteiger raised his hands so...
1847: Germany have three minutes to salvage a point.
1844: Croatia play a bit of keep-ball down by the corner flag. They're two minutes (plus stoppages) away from only their second win over Germany.
1841: Time for Croatia to shut up shop as attacking midfielder Nico Kranjcar comes off to be replaced by defender Dario Knezevic.
1838: Substitutions a-go-go. Clemsn Fritz off, Kevin Kuranyi on. Darijo Srna off, Jerko Leko on. Croatia have now withdrawn both their goalscorers.
1835: GOAL Croatia 2-1 Germany
Michael Ballack's header down from a Philipp Lahm cross takes a deflection and Lukas Podolski smashes home his third goal of the tournament. Squeaky bum time for Croatia. Eleven minutes remaining.
1833: "I would still never write the Germans off. Every team has a bad day at some stage. They are being outclassed and Croatia have their number here. But I still think Germany will go far, and are still favourites in my opinion." stonecoldsober on 606Join the debate on 606
1830: Just as I say Germany are predictable, they come up with one of their best moves of the match, ending with Bastian Schweinsteiger hammering in an angled shot - saved by Stipe Pletikosa.
1827: Germany's odds of winning the tournament will have lengthened considerably during this match. Their defence looks very shaky and they've been predictable going forward. Meanwhile, Croatia take off Ivica Olic and bring on Mladen Petric.
1825: If the scoreline stays the same, Croatia are all but through to the quarter-finals while Poland will go out if they lose to Austria later.
1823: Niko Kranjcar twists and turns outside the box and is brought down by Torsten Frings. Free-kick 25 yards out. I don't need to tell you do I? Straight into the wall...
1821: Mario Gomez comes off to be replaced by Bastian Schweinsteiger. I'll be surprised if Gomez starts another game for Germany in this tournament.
1818: GOAL Croatia 2-0 Germany
Ivan Rakitic's cross from the right takes a wicked deflection off Lukas Podolski and is touched onto the bottom of the post by Jens Lehmann but the ball comes out for Ivica Olic to tap in. Croatia on their way to the quarter-finals.
1818: Mario Gomez is away down the left after a mistake by Robert Kovac but it's an awful cross. Gomez is having a nightmare tournament so far.
1815: Darijo Srna it rolling about after a challenge by Torsten Frings, who took ball and man. He hobbles off but I wouldn't mind betting we might see a few more stoppages of that sort if you know what I mean.
1812: A lull in the action means the director can slow us clips of lots of Germany players looking frustrated. I can't help thinking Croatia might rue those two Niko Kranjcar chances that went begging...
1808: Luka Modric has a go from distance and Jens Lehmann fumbles before finally collecting.
1807: Seriously. Can no-one deliver a decent free-kick anymore? Promising position for Germany completely wasted as Torsten Frings' effort barely reaches the penalty area.
1805: Stipe Pletikosa punches a cross straight into Michael Ballack's path but the German midfielder can only stab the ball over the bar.
1802: Germany boss Joachim Low does indeed haul Marcell Jansen off. Clemens Fritz slots in at right-back, Philipp Lahm moves to left-back and speed machine David Odonkor comes on to play on the right wing. Got that? Oh and we're under way in the second half.
1800: "Everyone is talking about Jansen, but the hole is in the left midfield, and this is Podolski's position now. He just isn't a midfielder. Completely lack of defensive work, no wonder, he is an out-and-out striker." helopyrus on 606 Join the debate on 606
1758: "Cor-luka the score!" Anon via text on 81111
Best of a bad bunch.
1755: Time for your daily reminder, folks... Did you know that if you text the word 'euros' to 81010 you will get a link to our Euro 2008 website? Click on that for mobile international football tournament news heaven. Remember, texts to the BBC cost 10p to 15p and that although our site is free for you to access, your network operator will charge you for the amount of data you use.
1752: I will be very surprised if Marcell Jansen emerges for the second half. Not surprisingly, the German left-back is the bad boy of Player Rater on a miserable 4.49. Goalscorer Dirijo Srna still leads the way on 7.14. Croatia v Germany player rater
1749: Now when I said enough, I meant it. No more German puns. Come up with a Croatian one, and you might be in with a shout. Consider that can of worms officially opened.
1748: Slaven waits menacingly in the tunnel to speak to the officials, who studiously walk past him as if he's not there. Cheer up Slaven, your team deservedly lead tournament favourites Germany. Although they may not be tournament favourites anymore.
1747: HALF-TIME Croatia 1-0 Germany
1746: Josip Simunic gets a yellow card for kicking the ball away. Slaven Bilic quite literally is up in arms about that decision. He's wagging his finger in irate fashion at the linesman.
1744: Truly, from zero to hero. Croatia's Darijo Srna has gone from the rock-bottom Player Rater slowcoach, to top of the class with 6.98. Well done him. Croatia v Germany player rater
1741: Unbelievable. Another mistake from hapless left-back Marcell Jansen allows Vedran Corluka to escape down the right. His cross is chipped into Niko Kranjcar's path but the Portsmouth man shoots straight at Jens Lehmann. Croatia should be 2-0 up...
1740: Torsten Frings puts a corner straight onto Christoph Metzelder's head - but he nods it over the bar. Good chance.
1739: "I don't think the Lahm bells will be ringing for Germany just yet. In Lehmann's terms, it's a Klose match." Anon via text on 81111
Seriously, no more.
1736: "Re 1729: That's the lahmest pun I've heard in a long time." Mark via text on 81111
1734: Michael Ballack's free-kick is punched away by Stipe Pletikosa before a couple of half-chances go begging.
1731: Remarkably, Croatia goal hero Darijo Srna is rock-bottom on our Player Rater, with just 4.57. That will change soon, surely... Croatia v Germany player rater
1730: Sweet move from Croatia. Ivica Olic heads the ball back for Niko Kranjcar, who blazes over from an excellent position. Germany are reeling.
1729: "Quiet start for Germany but as they say 'Frings can only get better'." Chris via text on 81111
Truly terrible. I am not publishing that. I refuse. Oh.
1727: Darijo Srna can't keep out of the action. The Croatia winger gets the first yellow card of the game for a sliding challenge on Lukas Podolski.
1726: First shot on target, first goal. That should liven things up. Slaven Bilic celebrates by leaping into the arms of one of his coaching team.
1723: GOAL Croatia 1-0 Germany
Danijel Pranjic delivers a brilliant cross from the left and Darijo Srna sticks out a leg ahead of Marcell Jansen to prod the ball home. The German left-back seemed to fall asleep there.
1721: "Have Germany really had 100% possession after 15 minutes? Surely must be a record for a team not to touch the ball for so long..." Richard, Berks, via text on 81111
Remarkable isn't it? Hmm, it seems there may be some German bias in our stats for this game. Apologies.
1720: Clever little through ball from Luka Modric for Ivica Olic but Christoph Metzelder is there with a vital challenge.
1715: Croatia winger Darijo Sirna swings in a corner from the left which is headed on but there's no one to apply the finishing touch.
1713: I think I see rain drops on Slaven Bilic's slate grey suit. Am I the only one hoping for a downpour like the one we had in Basel last night?
1710: Mario Gomez lays the ball off for Lucas Podolski to have a pop from the edge of the box but his effort hits a Croatian defender. Germany looking lively here.
1709: Germany have their first corner of the game. Torsten Frings takes it but Croatia clear comfortably.
1705: Trouble for Darijo Srna, who needs some magic spray after a clash with German defender Christoph Metzelder. He's OK though.
1703: The Croatian fans outnumber the Germans inside the teeny Worthersee Stadium and they're making a helluva din as the two teams get into their stride.
1700: Belgian referee Frank De Bleeckere gets the game under way.
1657: A giant Croatian flag is unfurled in the stands as the anthems are played. "It's like a red and white chessboard," muses BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce. Indeed.
1652: I love the way they have a mini-opening ceremony for every single game. Quite right too. As the one in Klagenfurt reaches a crescendo, the giant football in the centre circle cracks open to reveal... Steve McClaren! No, I'm joking. It's the flags of Croatia and Germany.
1650: "Re 1619: As an Arsenal fan I can assure you it's worth testing Lehmann from just about anywhere on the pitch." Dan via text on 81111
1643: "I think Gattuso deserves a mention on the beard front. I know it's nothing special but at least it's consistent!" owensgoinnowhere on 606
The beard equivalent of Germany perhaps?
1640: Anyone for a stat? Germany have lost one in eight against Croatia and that was a 3-0 drubbing in the quarter-finals of the 1998 World Cup. Current boss Slaven Bilic and defender Dario Simic, who's on the bench today, were part of that side
1639: "Re 1631: But Darling Dave hasn't hit a decent one since 2001, Cheese. Besides Andrea Pirlo is here and he's always been the best." Gio Ferri, Glasgow, via text on 81111
1636: "This is most probably the toughest challenge in Germany's group, and I do believe they will struggle against Croatia's midfield. The likes of Modric, Srna and Olic will seriously trouble the not-so-decent defence duo of Metzelder and Metersacker." AndersonsRightWrist on 606
1631: Indeed, Euro 2008 has proved a disappointment on the facial hair front. And on a slightly more serious note, can anyone take a decent free-kick anymore? It almost makes you wish David Beckham and England had qualified. Almost.
1629: "Caroline, after seeing all the teams on view, any closer to the Beard of the Tournament winner? I say it's between Metzelder and Melberg - few other wild men on show." sixgunrick on 606
1627: "1-1, Modric first goal. Currently available at 70-1. Surely that's worth a punt?" Scott, Birmingham, via text on 81111
Were I to be the type of person that encourages gambling, I'd almost certainly agree.
1625: "Germany have so much class in their team that I think they will win 4-1. Croatia are not in the same league." steeplewhite on 606
1624: Of course, England make their Euro 2008 bow today. Yup, Howard Webb, along with assistants Darren Cann and Michael Mullarkey, will be taking charge of Austria v Poland in Vienna later. Come on England.
1619: I really do believe this could be a lively little number. If Croatia can play for longer than the 25 minutes they managed against Austria, I think they might cause Germany a few problems. And surely it's worth testing Jens Lehmann out with a few long-range punts?
1614: So Ivan Rakitic comes in for Croatia, replacing Mladen Petric, and is expected to play behind striker Ivica Olic. Germany are unchanged so Lucas Podolski stays on the left flank with Mario Gomez and Miroslav Klose up front.
1607: After Switzerland crashed out of the tournament in heartbreaking fashion on Wednesday, co-hosts Austria could follow them later. Listen carefully, I shall say this only once*: if Germany avoid defeat, Austria will go out if they lose; if Croatia avoid defeat, Poland will go out if they lose.
*Not really. I'll say it again. I just said that for effect.
1600: I'm wondering if Euro Two Thousand and Great actually Euro Two Thousand and Hates me. I sit through four humdrum matches at the weekend and then, boom, the tournament is set alight in spectacular fashion on Monday¿ ON MY DAY OFF! Am I bitter? Yes. Never mind. Croatia v Germany? Should be an absolute belter.
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