Croatia beat Germany 2-1 yesterday all but securing their qualification for the quarter-finals of Euro 2008. Slaven Bilic's side putting down a marker after their underwhelming opening win over Austria. Darijo Srna put Croatia ahead before Olic made it 2-0 in the second half.
A shell-shocked Germany hit back with a goal from Podolski on 78 minutes but all hope of a comeback for Joachim Low's team ended when Bastian Schweinsteiger was sent off just before the end of the game. Germany need a result in their last group game to be assured of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Ivica Vastić scored a penalty in injury time to win a point for Austria against Poland giving the co-hosts a slim chance of progressing to the quarter-finals of Euro 2008. Poland took the lead in the first-half through their Brazilian born striker Guerreiro after the Austrians had spurned a number of chances in front of goal.
Boruc in the Polish goal made a number of good saves in the first-half but was largely a bystander in the second as Austria found it difficult to turn their enthusiasm and energy into chances. But just when the Poles looked set to record their first victory at Euro 2008 Howard Webb awarded a penalty. Vastić smashed the spot-kick home sending Vienna wild.
Croatia 2 Germany 1
Poland 1 Austria 1