Sunday, June 22, 2008

Turkey, Germany, Russia make Euro 2008 Final Four

Turkey once again came from behind with big goals late, as they beat Croatia 3-1 in penalties.
Striker Semih Senturk scored a 120th-minute equalizer Friday for a 1-1 draw after extra time. One minute earlier, Ivan Klasnic gave Croatia the lead at Ernst Happel Stadium, in Vienna.

Goalkeeper Rustu Recber then saved Mladen Petric's spot kick for the Turks to win the ensuing penalty shootout 3-1 and complete their third rallying victory at Euro 2008. Turkey had come from behind to beat Switzerland 2-1 and then scored two goals in the final three minutes to beat the Czech Republic 3-2.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, June 20, Germany marched into the final four of Euro 2008 after Portugal pressed the self-destruct button in a five-goal thriller of a quarter-final on Saturday to earn a berth in the semi-finals against Turkey

A brilliant 3-1 defeat of the Netherlands has taken Russia into the Euro 2008 semi-finals in the biggest game of their modern history. They will face the winner of Sunday June 22 game between Spain and Italy.

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