UEFA Euro 2016, day 8: Italy-Sweden, Czech Republic-Croatia, Spain-Turkey
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Yesterday in UEFA Euro 2016, Italy defeated Sweden 1–0 and assured their advancement to the knock-out stage. Croatia vs Czech Republic resulted in a 2–2 draw and Spain defeated Turkey 3–0 as scored twice. Spectators from the Croatian end threw flares before the final whistle.
Group E — Italy 1–0 Sweden
Italy faced Sweden in the first match of the day. Sweden led in terms of ball possession but, in the 88th minute,scored for Italy. Italian captain was in injury time as he delayed a goal-kick. Italy numerically assured their advancement to the knock-out stage by winning this game.
Group D — Czech Republic 2–2 Croatia
Croatia were 1–0 up at half time as FC Barcelona midfielder scored a second goal for Croatia chipping the ball over just before the one hour mark. Later, scored from a header in the 76th minute for the Czechs. The match seemed to being inching towards a 2–1 victory for Croatia but Czech Republic won a penalty and equalised late in the match, having replaced .scored in the 37th minute.
In the 86th minute, spectators threw flares on the ground and delayed the game by five minutes. A hearing is scheduled to take place today.
Later, ((hr))Croatian language: Tražit ćemo od francuske policije pomoć našem sudstvu, da se vidi tko baca baklje [...] Nešto je trulo kod nas, a ovo ostalo zaslužuje nultu toleranciju., president of the , said, "We will seek the help of the French police [to investigate] [...] Something is rotten in our country, and this [...] deserves zero tolerance."
Group D — Spain 3–0 Turkey
Turkish captain FC Barcelona teammate as Turkey took on Spain. Spanish captain was booked in the opening moments of the game. Just after the half-hour mark, assisted , who scored a header. Three minutes later, Nolito scored the second goal of the match. Three minutes after half time, Morata scored from 's pass.faced his
Spain won the game 3–0 and qualified for the Last 16 knockout phase.
maintained a for his first five international appearances and set a new world record breaking the previous record of .
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