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Poznan Municipal Stadium (ATT 37,096) 14th June 2012 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: H Webb

Italy Italy vs Croatia Croatia

Italy 1

A Pirlo (39)

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Croatia 1

M Mandzukic (72)

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  2. Full-time: Webb calls time on the game and it's a share of the points for Croatia and Italy in Group C. The Azzurri looked bright and in control before the break but Bilic's side asked more questions in the second half and deserved a point.

  3. 90+6

    Eduardo with a chance to punish Italy on the break. He has two men in the box but cannot beat the first man.

  4. 90+4

    Mandzukic leaves on a stretcher but it doe't seem too serious. Replaced by Kranjcar.

  5. 90+2

    Both sides attacking and going for the win. Italy have a chance but Di Natale takes it off a team-mate's foot in the box. Pirlo then has an opportunity to shoot but takes a touch. Italy finishing strongly but Croatia a threat on the break.

  6. 89

    Di Natale ruled offside when through but it looks a poor decision. At the other end, Eduardo spreads the ball left for Strinic but the Croat blasts high and wide.

  7. 89

    Srna crosses for Eduardo but De Rossi leaps to intercept.

  8. 88

    Pirlo feeds Giovinco but the Italian miscontrols and concedes a foul trying to win it back. No rhythm at all to this second half.

  9. 86

    Schildenfeld booked for blocking Giovinco. The Italian was set to outpace him down the flank.

  10. 85

    Pirlo takes it short for Giaccherini, who then overhits the cross.

  11. 85

    Giovinco wins a corner with his first touch.

  12. 83

    Giovinco comes on to replace Cassano.

  13. 83

    Eduardo is on for Jelavic.

  14. 82

    Good chance for Croatia on the break. Three-on-three but Mandzukic and Jelavic make a mess of it and the ball is intercepted by De Rossi. A goal for Croatia here would see them through and they can sense it is coming.

  15. 80

    Montolivo booked for an aggressive aerial challenge.

  16. 79

    Croatia much improved in this second half and looking physically stronger.

  17. 77

    Cassano finds Maggio with a lifted ball over the defence but it's ruled offside. Replays suggest it was just onside but the Napoli wing-back skewed wide anyway.

  18. 76

    Back underway and Italy taking a more attacking approach now their lead has gone. Montolivo with a shot on goal that Pletikosa pushes away.

  19. 74

    Delay now as the Croatia fans light more flares. Buffon is in conversation with Webb and it looks like the game will be delayed until the smoke has cleared and the Italian goalkeeper can see the ball.

  20. Another cross comes in from the left and Chiellini completely misjudges the flight of the ball. He jumps underneath it in and Mandzukic controls before firing in off the near post.

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