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On this day: 16 June

Published: Monday 16 June 2014, 1.20CET
Today we feature masterclasses from Davor Šuker and Michel Platini, woe for Russia and Poland, and a 1976 semi-final that included four goals and three dismissals.

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Published: Monday 16 June 2014, 1.20CET

On this day: 16 June

Today we feature masterclasses from Davor Šuker and Michel Platini, woe for Russia and Poland, and a 1976 semi-final that included four goals and three dismissals.

Croatia 3-0 Denmark
(Šuker 54pen 90, Boban 81)
1996 group stage, Sheffield

After initially struggling to live up to their star billing at EURO '96 Croatia took centre stage at Hillsborough, Davor Šuker taking the lead role as they booked a quarter-final spot, all but ending Denmark's defence in the process.

The holders simply had no answer to Šuker, who turned the second half into a one-man show. He scored from the penalty spot after Peter Schmeichel had brought down Mario Stanić, then he dummied over the ball for Igor Stimać to hit the bar. He beat Claus Thomsen on the left to set up Zvonimir Boban's 81st-minute goal with a low cross to the far post and, after almost catching Schmeichel out from halfway, chipped in a third at the death with the goalkeeper caught upfield.

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Other EURO fixtures on 16 June
1976 semi-finals: Netherlands 1-3 Czechoslovakia (aet)
1984 group stage: France 5-0 Belgium
1984 group stage: Denmark 5-0 Yugoslavia
1996 group stage: Russia 0-3 Germany
2000 group stage: Czech Republic 1-2 France
2000 group stage: Denmark 0-3 Netherlands
2004 group stage: Greece 1-1 Spain
2004 group stage: Russia 0-2 Portugal
2008 group stage: Poland 0-1 Croatia
2008 group stage: Austria 0-1 Germany
2012 group stage: Czech Republic 1-0 Poland
2012 group stage: Greece 1-0 Russia

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