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Eye Player - Day 3

Find out all the Euro 2008 results before they happen! It's the whole tournament in video-game format. Holland and Italy deliver a thriller...

Features Posted 8th June 2008 view comments

It's Day Three of our console version of Euro 2008 and after Day Two's score draws in Group B it's time to launch Group C, the 'Group of Death'. The World Cup 2006 winners and runners-up are both on display, but who will draw first blood?

Monday 9 June

Romania v France

Karim Benzema shows his class to slot France ahead on 27 minutes from a fine Franck Ribery pass.

Romania enjoy plenty of possession but rarely threaten Gregory Coupet's goal and the French comfortably ease to victory.

Luca Toni: At the double

Luca Toni: At the double

Final score: Romania 0 France 1.

Holland v Italy

Marco van Basten's Oranje men go in front in some style as Demy de Zeeuw strikes a low left-foot shot into the bottom corner on 25 minutes.

Italy respond with a close-range Luca Toni header just before the break and then take the lead on 53 minutes, Toni hitting the bar with another header before the ball ricochets in off Johnny Heitinga.

The Dutch quickly recover to level it up with Rafael van der Vaart converting from a corner and the defences then manage to stand firm in an entertaining contest in Berne.

Final score: Holland 2 Italy 2.

Les Bleus look a good bet to stay alive in the 'Group of Death' then. Still to come: can Spain get their Group D campaign underway with three points?

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