The fourth match of Round 16 was between Croatia and Denmark where the Croatian team was lucky and determined enough to enter the quarterfinals leaving Denmark team behind. Here are all the highlights of Croatia VS Denmark FIFA 2018 World Cup match…
Croatia VS Denmark
Danijel Subasic, the goalkeeper of Croatia, was proved the ultimate hero as he made their group pressed into the World Cup quarter-finals with a punishment shoot-out triumph over Denmark here Sunday.
Later, late show Ivan Rakitic stroked home the definitive spotkick to guarantee the Croats progressed to a last eight gathering with Russia after the two sides completed bolted at 1-1 following additional time.
The Barcelona midfielder’s champion came after Milan Badelj and Josip Pivaric saw their punishments spared by Kasper Schmeichel, who likewise spared an additional time Luka Modric’ penalty.
In any case, Danes Christian Eriksen, Lasse Schone, and Nicolai Jorgensen were impeded by Subasic in the shootout to guarantee Croatia won 3-2 and progressed to their first quarter-finals since the World Cup held in France in 1998.
The sensational consummation took after early fervor – however little in the middle. In a surprising begin to the match, the two groups scored inside four minutes by means of their first assaults.
In the first place, Mathias Jorgensen turned home in the second moment after Croatia neglected to clear a long toss in from Jonas Knudsen, the protector’s shot crawling under Subasic to give Denmark the ideal begin.
Be that as it may, any expectations they could clutch their lead vanished inside 90 seconds. With the Nizhny Novgorod stadium as yet shaking from the hysterical begin, Croatia went upfield and instantly adjusted.
Once more, the goal owed all around to terrible safeguarding when a Sime Vrsaljko cross was pounded by Henrik Dalsgaard into kindred Dane Andreas Christensen and the ball fell amiably in the punishment territory to Mario Mandzukic who scored.
The hazardous begin, the two sides hit the back of the net inside three minutes and thirty-seven seconds, was formally the speediest two groups have ever scored in a World Cup finals coordinate.
The accompanying 116 minutes however to a great extent neglected to satisfy the initial four, firecrackers offering path to a moist squib of an experience as the amusement edged inflexibly towards additional time and punishments.
Charged as a conflict between the contradicting number 10s, Modric and Eriksen, it rather turned out to be progressively attritional and strategic, with the two playmakers unfit to discover any space.
Rather the player who made most possibilities was Knudsen with his long tosses. Hardly any unmistakable possibilities were made by either side until the point that Modric’s late punishment miss. That came after Ante Rebic was fouled in the 116th moment Mathias Jorgensen, with the objective at his kindness.
Modric ventured up however side-footed pitifully and Schmeichel made the first of his three punishment saves money on the night, all futile, as his amazing goalkeeping father Peter punched the air in amuse as he viewed the stands.
Must say, it was a great game to watch that has thrilled us even more to look forward to Croatia performing in quarterfinals.. Good luck to them!!