Turkey vs. Croatia: 5 Things We Learned from Their Euro 2012 Playoff Game

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Turkey vs. Croatia: 5 Things We Learned from Their Euro 2012 Playoff Game
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In yesterday's Euro 2012 first-leg playoff qualifier, Croatia dismantled a poor Turkey side three goals to nil at Turkey's Türk Telekom Arena, to take a huge advantage into the second leg of the playoff. 

The result virtually guarantees Croatia passage to Euro 2012, while it leaves Turkey with the enormous task of having to score at least three goals against Croatia away from home, and possibly having to score more if Croatia manage to score a goal or two against them.

Going into this match, many experts and analysts expected a close match that would likely end in a draw between the teams. How did Croatia manage to prove everyone terribly wrong? Let's find out.

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