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Croatians stun Germany

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Dark horses Croatia sent out a message of intent to the other Euro 2008 finalists as they stunned highly-fancied Germany 2-1 to take a huge stride towards a quarter-final spot.

Darijo Srna and Ivica Olic struck their side´s goals as Croatia, who had only ever beaten Germany once before, produced arguably the first major upset of Euro 2008 in an entertaining encounter in Klagenfurt.

Lukas Podolski pulled a goal back late on for Germany with his third strike in two games to set up a nail-biting finale, but there was to be no way back for Joachim Low´s team, who finished with 10 men following the 90th-minute dismissal of substitute Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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