Goals from Nikola Vlasic, Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic gave victory to Croatia, which finished second in Group D and qualified for the Round of 16; Scotland leaves the tournament with their heads held high.
game in a nutshell
Both teams would have to win to qualify for the Round of 16, but it is Scotland who are close to scoring immediately with a cross from John McGuin that sweeps Che Adams away from a favorable position.
Croatia advance in 17′ when Luka Modric takes over the frontline and goes wide for Josip Juranovic, who pulls a tense cross towards Scottish territory: Ivan Perisic makes a header, Nikola Vlasic controls and David Pole defeats Marshall from the left first.
Modric nearly doubled and Croatia picked up the pace, but Scotland did not like it and found the same goal with Callum McGregor, who intercepted a short block by the opposing defense and pulled it into the net with a powerful and precise conclusion. deposited.
Knowing that a draw will send both teams home, the second half is played openly, with chances from both sides. At 62′, however, he is the most expected man to give Croatia the edge. Cross by Guardiol from the left side of the Scottish field for Petkovic’s insertion into the field, quick in making the bank towards Kovacic: No. 8 bends over Modric’s boundary, the Croatian captain draws a right winger of first intention that bags into the far corner. is. Soon after, Croatia closed the score with a header from Perisic from a corner kick.
Zlatko Dali D’s side will have to wait until the group stage ends to find out about their opponents in the round of 16.
Match Star: Nikola Vlasik (Croatia)
“He scored the first goal of the game keeping the game on the right track. He went well on the pitch and troubled the Scottish Regard with his insertion.”
Packie Bonner, UEFA Technical Supervisor
Croatia: Livakovic; Juranovic, Lavren, Vida, Guardiol (Barisic 70′); Kovacic, Brozovic; Perisic (Rebik 81′), Modrik, Vlasik (Ivanushek 76′); Petkovic (Kramarik 71′)
Scotland: marshal; McTominay, Hanley (McKenna 33′), Tierney; O’Donnell (Patterson 84′), McGinn, Robertson; Armstrong (Fraser 70′), McGregor; Dykes, Adams (Nisbet 84′)
Croatia – against 2nd Group E in Copenhagen on 28 June
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