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Euro Wrap: Croatia thwart Spain's streak, Germany, Northern Ireland, Poland advance to next round

Spain's 12-year unbeaten run at the European Championship came to a screeching halt ended when Croatia came from behind to stun the two-time champions

Jaideep Chakrabarty 22 June 2016, 7:43 PM

Ivan Perisic sunk the Spanish armada with an assist and the winning goal Image: Getty

In Paris, Mesut Ozil created a host of chances against Northern Ireland but German forwards failed to latch on to them Image: Getty

Finally, Mario Gomez converted a chance from close range to give Germany a 1-0 win Image: Getty

At Stade Vélodrome, Poland struggled to break down the Ukraine defence but it was Jakub Blaszczykowski's 54th minute strike that took them into the next round Image: Getty

At Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Burak Yilmaz beat Petr Cech to hand Turkey the lead Image: Getty

Ozan Tufan piled on the misery on Petr Cech by slotting in a second Image: Getty

At Stade de Bordeaux, Alvaro Morata knocked in the first goal to stamp Spain's authority in the game Image: Getty

At the stroke of half time, Nikola Kalinic brought things back on an even keel with a nifty back heel finish Image: Getty

The moment of the match came when Sergio Ramos stepped up to take the penalty. Ramos shot and Ramos missed turning the game on its head Image: Getty

In the 88th minute, Ivan Perisic made a terrific run down the left flank and finished off the game with a stunning goal Image: Getty

Ivan Perisic, remember the name. In the 1998 World Cup, a striker named Davor Suker made Croatia a household name in world football. Don't be surprised if Ivan Perisic does the same in 2016. (Check out: Best Euro fans)

Spain took the lead by Croatia hit back twice to sink the Spanish armada. Perisic's 87th-minute winner not only ended Spain's unbeaten run at the tournament, it also relegated the defending champions into second place in Group D. (Read: Hottest men at the Euros)

In Paris, Germany missed a series of clear chances during its narrow win over Northern Ireland. The victory ensured the 2014 World Cup winner topped Group C and advanced to the knockout stages of the European Championship. Northern Ireland too, made it through by virtue of becoming one of the best placed third teams.

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