KLAGENFURT, Austria (AP) Croatia stunned pretournament favorite Germany 2-1 Thursday, taking control of Group B at the European Championship.
Croatia took the lead in the 24th minute after Danijel Pranjic swapped passes with Ivan Rakitic and then sent a cross for Darijo Srna. He slid just ahead of defender Marcell Jansen and scored past goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.
Ivica Olic made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute after a shot from Rakitic on the right flank was deflected by Germany forward Lukas Podolski and bounced off the post right at Olic's feet. Podolski scored his third goal of the tournament in the 79th.