UEFA Euro 2016, day 3: Turkey-Croatia, Poland-Northern Ireland, Germany-Ukraine
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Group D — Turkey 0–1 Croatia
In the first match of the day, captain FC Barcelona teammate Ivan Rakitić. of Turkey was the first player to be shown a in the 31st minute. Almost ten minutes later, Luka Modrić scored from a volley, putting Croatia in front.led Turkey against Croatia, facing his
In the second half, Turkish playerwas booked in the 48th minute. In the 69th minute, Cenk Tosun was replaced by , making Mor the youngest Turk to feature in a UEFA Euro tournament. was booked in the 80th minute and was the only Croatian player to be shown a yellow card in the match. Just before the final whistle, was shown a yellow card. Croatia collected three points in stadium.
Group C — Poland 1–0 Northern Ireland
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski led the Poles to a 1–0 victory over Northern Ireland as Arek Milik scored the only goal of the match in the 51st minute. Three players were booked in the entire match. and of Poland were booked in the 65th and 89th minutes respectively. from Northern Ireland received a yellow card in the 69th minute. Poland won the match with stronger ball possession and 88% passing accuracy.
This was Poland's first victory in a Euro tournament. After the match, Milik said, "I finally did my job[...] I'm happy that I scored but it's the victory that counts the most."
Group C — Germany 2–0 Ukraine
Joachim Löw made two substitutions to the German team. In the 78th minute, was replaced by ; and was substituted, bringing on Bastian Schweinsteiger in the 90th minute. Within a couple of minutes, Schweinsteiger scored the second goal as Germany won against the Yellow-Blue Ukrainians.opened the scoring in the 19th minute. Only one player was booked in the entire match – of Ukraine in the 68th minute. The Germans had greater ball possession. Manager
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