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EURO '08: Croatia completes Group B sweep
by Paul Kennedy, June 17th, 2008 12:30PM

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[CROATIA-POLAND REPORT CARD] Already through to the quarterfinals, Croatia rested most of its starters but still beat Poland, 1-0, to finish with three wins in three games in Group B

Poland needed to win by at least two goals to have any chance of advancing to the knockout stage.

The lone goal was scored by Ivan Klasnic, who underwent two kidney transplants last year and was told he was putting his life on the line by playing competitive soccer.

Soccer America's Paul Kennedy grades the players.

Croatia Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
6 Vedran Runje
(Lens) 5/0
6 Dario Simic (AC Milan) 99/3
6 Hrvoje Vejic (Tom Tomsk) 4/0
nr Dario Knezevic (Livorno) 10/1
7 Danijel Pranjic (Heerenveen) 14/0
6 Jerko Leko (Monaco) 54/2
5 Ognjen Vukojevic (Dinamo Zagreb) 7/1
6 Nikola Pokrivac (Monaco) 2/0
7 Ivan Rakitic (Schalke 04) 10/1
7 Ivan Klasnic (Werder Bremen) 30/9
6 Mladen Petric (Borussia Dortmund) 26/9
Subs:
6 Vedran Corluka (Manchester City) 23/0
nr Niko Kranjcar (Portsmouth) 44/7
nr Nikola Kalinic (Hajduk Split) 2/0

Poland Player Ratings
GRADE PLAYER (CLUB) GP/G
6 Artur Boruc
(Celtic) 37/0
4 Jakub Wawrzyniak (Legia Warsaw) 12/0
4 Michal Zewlakow (Olympiakos) 79/2
4 Marcin Wasilewski (Anderlecht) 30/1
5 Dariusz Dudka (Wisla Krakow) 29/2
4 Rafal Murawski (Lech Poznan) 11/1
4 Mariusz Lewandowski (Shakhtar Donetsk) 50/3
5 Jacek Krzynowek (Wolfsburg) 82/15
4 Wojciech Lobodzinski (Wisla Krakow) 19/2
5 Roger Guerreiro (Legia Warsaw) 5/1
4 Marek Saganowski (Southampton) 26/3
Subs:
5 Ebi Smolarek (Racing Santander) 33/13
4 Pawel Golanski (Steaua Bucharest) 13/1
3 Tomasz Zahorski (Gornik Zabrze) 10/1

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

 



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