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Euro 2004

euro 2004

Monday June 21st

England Too Good For Croatia

Rooney scored 2 more goals to book England a place in the quarterfinals. Croatia went ahead in the 5th minute when James had to save from defender Ashley Cole, only for Kovac to score from the rebound. In the 8th minute Scholes had his weak shot saved by the foot of the goalkeeper, who also punched out a header from Campbell in the 25th minute. Rooney headed straight at the keeper in the 35th minute, and 3 minutes later James Did well to save a shot from Prso. Withh 5 minutes of the half remaining, keeper Butina blocked the path of Owen, but Rooney headed the rebound onto the head of Scholes who ended his 3-year international scoring drought. Rooney put England into the lead when he beat Butina with a shot from outside the area with the last kick of the half. Scholes had 2 shots saved in the first 5 minutes of the second half, and in the 54th minute Owen's chip over the keeper was too high. Rooney was set free and sent Butina the wrong way for England's 3rd in the 68th minute, but 5 minutes later Croatia pulled a goal back when Tudor headed home from a corner kick. Lampard gave himself space to shoot and score in the 79th minute, after he had dribbled passed a Croatian defender on the edge of the area. James made a good save from Prso in the 86th minute to ensure England's 4-2 victory

Henry Opens Account Against Swiss

Two late goals by Thierry Henry sent France to the top of group B. In The early stages of the match Switzerland created several chances. Yakin's attempt in the 14th minute was brilliantly pushed over by Barthez, and 5 minutes later the same player got into the area, but couldn't finish. Once again Zidane came to the rescue when he headed in from a corner in the 20th minute. Henry was once again off target with a header in the 24th minute, and 2 minutes later after some neat one-touch football, Vonlanthen slotted the ball passed Barthez to beat Ronney's record and become the youngest player in the history of the competition to score. Henry missed another chance to score when his diving header went wide in the 44th minute. Henry finally broke his duck when substitute Saha headed the ball down for him to control and tap home in the 76th minute. Six minutes later Henry was on target with a header, but Stiel made a good save. In the 84th minute Henry received the ball on the left, ran into the area, beat of some minor challenges and slotted the ball passed the keeper to give France a respectable 3-1 score line.

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