Croatia vs Wales (2-1)
Ivan Perisic scored one goal and created the opposite as the Republic of Croatia overcame Wales 2-1 in monetary unit 2020 qualifying in Osijek on Sat.
Zlatko Dalic’s facet had lost their last cluster E game against European nation in March, however, dawned on target due to James Lawrence’s first-half goal and Perisic’s 48th-minute strike following some disorderliness Welsh defensive.
Lawrence was unlucky to place through his internet, failing to type his feet out once sport back towards goal, and therefore the Anderlecht defender was one in all 3 Wales players whose failure to clear allowed Perisic to extend the hosts’ lead.
Substitute David Brooks’ deflected effort thirteen minutes from time gave Ryan Giggs’ men hope of a comeback however they may not force associate degree equalizer because the tourney finalists survived for triumph.
A critical gap saw Perisic double blaze over, either facet of Harry Wilson volleying a reasonable additional respectable probability straight at Dominik Livakovic from Gareth Bale’s quick-thinking long throw.
And Wales were created to buy that miss within the seventeenth minute as Perisic returned behind down the left and trained an occasional cross towards Andrej Kramaric that Lawrence deflected in.
Kramaric dismissed off-target as the Republic of Croatia wanted a second before half-time, though they were virtually caught a cold as Livakovic saved from can Vaulks then foiled mount Davies’ rebound.
Within 3 minutes of the restart, Republic of Croatia doubled their lead as Wales gave the ball away and unsuccessful three times to clear their lines, permitting Perisic to rifle home.
Bale shot straight at Livakovic once well placed however the Republic of Croatia goalkeeper was utterly wrong-footed when Brooks’ try flicked off Domagoj Vida’s head and in.
Brooks’ weak effort in stoppage time verified the last probability for a dramatic leveler, though, as Wales were created to rue going away themselves a mountain to climb in searing 30-degree heat.
Last Match: Hungary Vs Croatia (2-1)
|17′||Croatia||A. Lawrence (o.g.)|
Croatia – Wales Match Statistics
|2||Shots on goal||6|
|7||Shots off goal||4|
|8||Shots inside box||4|
|2||Shots outside box||6|