Big away wins for Sbobet Croatia and Ireland in Euro playoffs

Croatia and Republic of Ireland all sbobet but sealed their places in Euro 2012 with emphatic away wins in the first leg of their playoff ties Friday.
Croatia thrashed Turkey 3-0 while Ireland sbobet went one better in Tallinn with a 4-0 win over Estonia.
The Czech Republic also took a big step towards the finals in Poland and Ukraine next year with a 2-0 home win over Montenegro, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal were held goalless in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Slaven Bilic’s Croatia might have been expecting a tough test in Istanbul, but an early goal after just two minutes from Ivica Olic put the skids sbobet under the home side, set up by Tottenham Hotspur’s Vedran Corluka.
Croatia extended the lead on the half hour mark as Darijo Srna floated over cross for Wolfsburg striker Mario Mandzukic to head home.
Nobody can expect a score like this when you come to this fantastic stadium
Slaven Bilic
Turkey were in disarray and sbobet failed to pick up Corluka from a free kick early in the second half and he headed home for a third which has effectively killed the two-legged tie.
“Nobody can expect a score like this when you come to this fantastic stadium,” Bilic told local television.
Ireland, who have suffered a series of near-misses in Euro and World Cup qualifying playoffs, made no mistake in Estonia, the home side reduced to nine-men by the finish as Andrei Stepanov and Raio Piiroja were shown red in each half.
Keith Andrews headed the visitors sbobet ahead in the 13th minute before new boy Jonathan Walters doubled the lead from captain Robbie Keane’s cross after the break.
The prolific sbobet Keane, now playing for LA Galaxy in the MLS, scored two late goals to give them a comfortable lead for the return in Dublin next Tuesday.
Two second half goals were enough for the Czech Republic in Prague as winger Vaclav Pilar and defender Tomas Sivok were on target.