FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia vs Denmark , Match Report
Updated on: Jul 2, 2018 2:46 am IST
Croatia vs Denmark , Story of the match
This is something which we can say a tough situation for football fans because both the teams have an equal record of winning against each other. They have balanced their revenge by playing six matches and winning two each and one draw. The last encounter between two has happened in 1996 Euro cup, where Croatia won the group stage by 3-0. But there is one thing which is going in favour of Croatia that they are now on their longest winning streak of the world cup.
First half: The best possible start for Denmark
Defender Mathias Jorgensen has become the fastest goal scorer for his country after scoring at the very first minute of the action. Later on, Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic ruined Denmark’s celebration by striking a goal, in the fourth minute of the first half. It was an equaliser from the Croatian side, and they were dominating the first half, but Denmark proved their skills by keeping their team safe from Croatian attack.
Second half: A well-deserved team promoted to the next level
Croatia and Denmark started their second half to change the scoreline in their favour, but both didn’t get success in achieving their “goal”. What a struggle it has been for both the nations. But this day have got something special for the Football fans as they got to see two penalty shootout on the same date. The story of this match began with Luka Modric’s penalty failure when he got a chance to score, but he missed it at the 120+2 minute of the game then the game moved to the penalty shootout, the famed way to increase the level of excitement to decide the winner. Simon Kjaer, Michael Krohn-Dehli scored for Denmark while Christian Eriksen, Lasse Schone, Nicolai Jorgensen missed the penalty. On the other hand, Andrej Kramaric, Luka Modric, Ivan Rackitic, scored the penalty goals for Croatia while Milan Badelj and Josip Pivaric missed their chance. In the end, the scoreline was 1(3)- 1(2) in favour of Croatia.