Germany - Croatia 1:2 (0:1)

Match Number: 	804
Date:		12-June-2008
Location:	Klagenfurt, Austris
Competition:	Euro 2008

Lahm, Mertesacker, Metzelder, Jansen (46. Odonkor)
Fritz (82. Kuranyi), Ballack, Frings, Podolski
Klose, Gomez (65. Schweinsteiger)


Corluka, R. Kovac, Simunic, Pranjic
N. Kovac - Srna (80. Leko), Kranjcar (85. Knezevic), Modric, Rakitic
Olic (72. Petric)

0:1 Srna (24.)
0:2 Olic (62.)
1:2 Podolski (79.)

Referee: de Bleckere (Belgium)

Yellow cards: Ballack, Lehmann - Srna, Simunic, Leko, Modric
Red cards: Schweinsteiger 

Attendance: 30,000 (sold-out)
n a total crap performance Germany lost 1-2 to Croatia. The DFB squad disappointed across the board, with only midfielder Torsten Frings and Lukas Podolski (another goal) having acceptable performance. Bastian Schweinsteiger even managed to get his ass red-carded in the last minute. The defense once again was embarassing, with Christoph Metzelder and Marcel Jansen disgracing themselves. A good effort by Croatia, but the big story is how lame Germany was. The only positive news is that Austria drew Poland 1-1 due to a last minute penalty. This means as long as Germany can at least get a draw against hosts Austria, they will advance to the second round. In that case they would face Portugal, and potentially get their asses kicked.
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