Final tournament - Group phase - 16 June 1996 19:00 CET (18:00 local time)
Hillsborough - Sheffield
Croatia3 - 0
Denmark
Šuker 54 pen, 90, Boban 81
Referee: Marc Batta (FRA)
Assistant referee: Pierre Ufrasi (FRA) Jacques Mas (FRA) Fourth official: Alain Sars (FRA) UEFA Delegate: Frantisek Chvalovsky (CZE) UEFA Referee observer: Emilio Soriano Aladren (ESP)
Šuker stars as Danes downed

If Portugal and Turkey had problems up front, Denmark's were so acute they played without a recognised striker, relying on Brian Laudrup to carry the ball on the flanks. But his brother was anonymous again, and at last Croatia's big gun began to fire in the second half, which Davor Šuker turned into a one-man show.

Croatian class
Totally one-footed but with a left foot almost in the Ferenc Puskás class, he scored from the penalty spot after Peter Schmeichel was judged to have brought down Mario Stanic. Then he dummied over the ball for Igor Stimac to hit the bar, beat Claus Thomsen on the left to set up Zvonimir Boban's goal with a low cross to the far post, and almost caught Schmeichel out with a shot from halfway reminiscent of Pelé's in the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

Decisive goal
The big goalkeeper held up a hand in salute - and had to do much the same five minutes later after charging upfield to join a Danish attack. A long ball found Šuker wide on the left, and although Schmeichel rushed back in time he could do nothing about the chip over his head.

Other matches

Croatia
Quarter-finals
Germany1-2
Final tournament - Group phase
Turkey1-0
Portugal3-0
Preliminary round
Estonia(A)2-0
Lithuania(H)0-2
Italy(A)2-1
Ukraine(H)0-4
Lithuania(A)0-0
Slovenia(H)0-2
Ukraine(A)0-1
Estonia(H)1-7
Italy(H)1-1
Slovenia(A)2-1
Denmark
Final tournament - Group phase
Portugal1-1
Turkey3-0
Preliminary round
F.Y.R. Macedonia(A)1-1
Belgium(H)1-3
Spain(A)0-3
Cyprus(A)1-1
F.Y.R. Macedonia(H)0-1
Cyprus(H)0-4
Armenia(A)2-0
Belgium(A)3-1
Spain(H)1-1
Armenia(H)1-3

Events

Min.EventNoPlayer NameTeam
20Yellow card13Mario StanicCroatia
23Yellow card8Robert ProsineckiCroatia
39Yellow card19Goran VlaovicCroatia
46Substitution2
20
Thomas Helveg (out)
Jacob Laursen (in)
Denmark
54Penalties9Davor ŠukerCroatia
59Substitution18
9
Kim Vilfort (out)
Mikkel Beck (in)
Denmark
69Substitution13
19
Henrik Larsen (out)
Stig Tøfting (in)
Denmark
81Goals10Zvonimir BobanCroatia
82Substitution19
14
Goran Vlaovic (out)
Zvonimir Soldo (in)
Croatia
82Substitution10
2
Zvonimir Boban (out)
Nikola Jurcevic (in)
Croatia
88Substitution8
16
Robert Prosinecki (out)
Mladen Mladenovic (in)
Croatia
90Goals9Davor ŠukerCroatia
GoalsGoalsOwn goalOwn goalPenaltiesPenaltiesMissed penaltyMissed penalty
Yellow cardYellow cardRed cardRed cardSubstitutionSubstitution

Lineups

Croatia

NoPlayer Name
1Drazen Ladic
3Robert Jarni
4Igor Štimac
5Nikola Jerkan
6Slaven Bilic
7Aljosa Asanovic
8Robert Prosinecki
9Davor Šuker
10Zvonimir Boban
13Mario Stanic
19Goran Vlaovic
Substitutes
2Nikola Jurcevic
11Alen Bokšic
12Marijan Mrmic
14Zvonimir Soldo
15Dubravko Pavlicic
16Mladen Mladenovic
17Igor Pamic
18Elvis Brajkovic
20Dario Šimić
21Igor Cvitanovic
22Tonci Gabric

Denmark

NoPlayer Name
1Peter Schmeichel
2Thomas Helveg
3Marc Rieper
5Jes Høgh
6Michael Schjönberg
7Brian Nielsen
8Claus Thomsen
10Michael Laudrup
11Brian Laudrup
13Henrik Larsen
18Kim Vilfort
Substitutes
4Lars Olsen
9Mikkel Beck
12Torben Piechnik
14Jens Risager
15Erik Bo Andersen
16Lars Høgh
17Allan Nielsen
19Stig Tøfting
20Jacob Laursen
21Søren Andersen
22Mogens Krogh

Teams Statistics

CroatiaDenmark
3Goals scored0
3Yellow card0
0Red card0