Euro 2012: Italy vs Croatia

I only saw the last 15 minutes of this game and in those 15 minutes Croatia were the better and more pressing team. I heard though that Italy were by far the better side in the first half, so I guess a 1 – 1 scoreline is a fair result for both teams. If Spain win their game against Ireland later tonight, Italy will also have to win their final game against that same Ireland to progress. [35 photos total]

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Croatia's players pose for a team photo before their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's coach Bilic reacts before their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's Gordon Schildenfeld and Italy's Mario Balotelli fight for the ball during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at ctiy stadium in Poznan (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Match referee Howard Webb from England reacts during the Group C Euro 2012 soccer match Italy vs. Croatia at city stadium in Poznan (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Cassano is challenged by Croatia's Srna during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Pirlo is challenged by Croatia's Jelavic during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's Jelavic is tackled by Italy's Chiellini during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's Jelavic tries to score against Italy's goalkeeper Buffon during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at city stadium in Poznan (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Cassano battles for the ball with Croatia's Perisic during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at city stadium in Poznan (BARTOSZ JANKOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Italy's coach Prandelli instructs players during game against Croatia at their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at city stadium in Poznan (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Pirlo and Cassano argue with referee Webb of Britain as Croatia's Vukojevic lies on the pitch during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Andrea Pirlo shoots to score a goal against Croatia during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match in Poznan (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Pirlo shoots to score a goal against Croatia during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa fails to make a save during game against Italy at their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at city stadium in Poznan (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's players celebrate goal by Andrea Pirlo (not pictured) against Croatia during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at city stadium in Poznan (BARTOSZ JANKOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Pirlo celebrates after scoring a goal against Croatia during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Pirlo celebrates his goal against Croatia during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at city stadium in Poznan (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's players react after Italy's Pirlo scored a goal during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's goalkeeper Buffon celebrates a goal against Croatia during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at city stadium in Poznan (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Marchisio is challenged by Croatia's Srna, Schildenfeld and Corluka during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Italy's goalkeeper Buffon makes a save during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Croatia at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Cassano is challenged by Croatia's Schildenfeld and Corluka during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Steward removes a flare from the pitch next to Croatia's Vukojevic during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Buffon reacts in a cloud of flares smoke during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Croatia at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Referee Howard Webb and players react as Italy's Thiago Motta lies on the pitch after being injured during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Croatia in Poznan (BARTOSZ JANKOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's Mario Mandzukic scores a goal against Italy during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match in Poznan (BARTOSZ JANKOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's Mandzukic celebrates with Jelavic after scoring a goal against Italy's Buffon during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring a goal against Italy during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match in Poznan (BARTOSZ JANKOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's Mandzukic celebrates with Srna after scoring a goal against Italy during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Cassano battles for the ball with Croatia's Corluka and Rakitic during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at city stadium in Poznan (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's De Rossi heads the ball with Croatia's Eduardo during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's Mandzukic reacts as he is carried off on a stretcher next to Pranjic during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's players greet supporters after their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at city stadium in Poznan (BARTOSZ JANKOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Pirlo reacts next to his team mates Chiellini and Maggio at the end of their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Croatia at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa gesture at the end of their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match in Poznan (BARTOSZ JANKOWSKI/REUTERS) #

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