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EURO '08: Croatia outplays the Germans
by Mike Woitalla, June 13th, 2008 6:45AM

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[CROATIA-GERMANY REPORT CARD] Croatia lived up to its dark-horse billing with a 2-1 win over Germany. Darijo Srna opened the scoring by stabbing home a cross from Ivan Rakitic. The Croatians struck again -- Ivica Olic on a close-range rebound after Rakitic's shot from the right wing deflected off Lukas Podolski and hit the post - before Podolski scored his third goal of the tournament for the Germans. Germany lost midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger to a stoppage time red card. Soccer America's Mike Woitalla grades the players.

Croatia Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
6 Stipe Pletikosa
(Spartak Moscow) 71/0
8 Danijel Pranjic (Heerenveen) 13/0
7 Robert Kovac (Borussia Dortmund) 76/0
6 Josip Simunic (Hertha Berlin) 65/3
8 Vedran Corluka (Manchester City) 22/0
6 Niko Kovac (Salzburg) 79/14
8 Luka Modric (Dinamo Zagreb) 28/4
8 Darijo Srna (Shakhtar Donetsk) 57/16
5 Niko Kranjcar (Portsmouth) 43/7
7 Ivica Olic (Hamburg) 56/10
8 Ivan Rakitic (Schalke 04) 9/1
Subs:
6 Mladen Petric (Borussia Dortmund) 25/9
nr Jerko Leko (Monaco) 53/2
nr Dario Knezevic (Livorno) 9/1

Germany Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
3 Jens Lehmann
(Arsenal) 57/0
7 Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich) 43/2
5 Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen) 45/1
5 Christoph Metzelder (Real Madrid) 43/0
4 Marcell Jansen (Bayern Munich) 24/1
3 Clemens Fritz (Werder Bremen) 16/2
4 Torsten Frings (Werder Bremen) 74/10
3 Michael Ballack (Chelsea) 83/36
4 Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich) 77/39
6 Lukas Podolski (Bayern Munich) 50/28
2 Mario Gomez (VfB Stuttgart) 12/6
Subs:
2 Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich) 53/13
nr Kevin Kuranyi (Schalke 04) 40/19
4 David Odonkor (Real Betis) 16/1

(1-low; 5-average; 10-high)

 

 



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