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Quick Report: Austria 0-1 Croatia

SoccerNews in European Championships 8 Jun 2008

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Croatia have won their first match at Euro 2008, thanks to an early penalty kick against tournament co-hosts Austria.

Referee Pieter Vink awarded the penalty after just three minutes as Aufhauser fouled Olic, and Modric made no mistakes from eleven meters.

Croatia initially pushed to score another goal but left more and more of the initiative to Austria.

In the second half, Austria were arguably even the better side and began creating real chances, but Croatia goalkeeper Pletikosa made sure to defend the slender lead.

Although Austria probably deserved an equaliser, Croatia got away with the three points and begin their Euro campaign in a positive manner.

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