EURO 2012: Croatia Scores Late 2nd Half Goal to Tie Italy 1-1 in Game 2 of Group C…

Italy sat back and paid for it Thursday in a 1-1 draw with Croatia at the European Championship.

Andrea Pirlo gave Italy the lead with a curving free kick in the 39th minute, but Mario Mandzukic was left unmarked to equalize in the 72nd.


Having opened with a 3-1 win over Ireland, Croatia has four points in Group C. Italy has two points after its opening 1-1 draw with defending champion Spain.


In the final round of group matches on Monday, Italy faces Ireland and Croatia meets world champion Spain.



Video: Andrea Pirlo scores free kick




Video: Mandzukic Ties the Game against Italy


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