Andrea Pirlo celebrates his stunning free kick goal for Italy in the first half of their match against Croatia on Thursday.
Mario Mandzukic scores Croatia's equalizer past Gianluigi Buffon of Italy in the second half. Croatia settled for a 1-1 draw with the former World Cup champions.
Hear me now?
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates his second half equalizer with teammate Darijo Srna.
Show of support
An Italy fan before watching her country take on Croatia during Thursday's Euro 2012 match.
Croatia's Ognjen Vukojevic and Ivan Perisic look at flare that was thrown onto the pitch during their Euro 2012 match against Italy on Thursday. The game would end in a 1-1 draw.
Croatia's Ivan Strinic is tackled by Italy's Claudio Marchisio and Cristian Maggio on Thursday. The two sides would play to a tough 1-1 draw.
Agree to disagree
Italy's Antonio Cassano and Andrea Pirlo protest to referee Howard Webb on Thursday as a Croatia player lies on the pitch.
Two on one
Croatia's Ivan Strinic of Croatia is tackled by Italy's Cristian Maggio during Thursday's Group C Euro 2012 match. Italy would strike first, thanks to a sweet free kick from Pirlo, but Croatia would equalize in the second half. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Get off my back!
Italy's Leonardo Bonucci sticks his elbow into Croatia's Mario Mandzukic as the pair go up for a header during their group C Euro 2012 match at The Municipal Stadium in Poland.
Andrea Pirlo celebrates scoring off a free kick for Italy, giving his side a 1-0 lead in the first half of their match against Croatia.
A step ahead
Italy's Antonio Cassano holds off Croatia's Gordon Schildenfeld as he controls the ball during the second day of Group C matches.
Respect my authority!
Match referee Howard Webb during the Group C Euro 2012 match between Italy and Croatia. The English ref isn't exactly the most liked man in the soccer world.
Not a chance
Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa fails to stop a free kick strike from a Andrea Pirlo in the first half. Italy jumped out to an early 1-0 lead during Thursday's Group C match.
Andrea Pirlo scores Italy's first goal against Croatia during Thursday's Euro 2012 Group C match in Poland. The Italians took a 1-0 lead early in the match thanks to Pirlo's powerful strike.