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The referee awards a penalty straight away. Another long throw causes danger as the ball is flicked on and finds Jorgensen, but the forward is unable to direct his volley towards the goal.
The substitutes for both sides have made an excellent impact, most notably Pivaric and Kovacic for Croatia and Sisto and Schone for Denmark. Sisto with a good shot! The substitute has made an instant impact and takes a shot with his right foot that drifts just wide of the far post. Good ball behind from Modric finds Pivaric, whose shot is deflected and touched over the bar from Schmeichel. Croatia look to be more confident now, as the substitutes Kovacic and Pivaric are doing well to link up on the left side of the pitch.
Lass Schone this time takes a shot after making a nice move to beat his defender, but again it's just wide. Knudsen could have gone down in the box under the challenge from the Croatian defender, but instead chooses to stay on his feet and put in the cross, but it's blocked behind for a corner. Denmark seem to still be in control as the first half of extra time is underway, forcing the Croatians to defend. Denmark starts the half positively as the ball finds Knudsen on the left side — his left footed cross isn't good enough though and is unable to find a Danish forward.
The second half of this match was not nearly as enthralling as the first half, as both teams played more conservatively. The chances were shared quite evenly, but Denmark will probably be the happier of the two sides as they were able to stop Croatia from creating any sort of serious danger and allowed Eriksen and Poulsen to have larger attacking roles than they did in the first half.
Regulation ends and it'll take at least 30 more minutes to separate these two teams. The corner is swung in by Eriksen and Subasic comes out to punch, but he doesn't do so effectively and Braithwaite is at the top of the box to hit the volley — his effort is off target. Denmark now attacking, Eriksen receives the ball on the right side and plays it to Poulsen, who hits the cross one time.
The cross is block but it falls to Schone, whose attempt is just wide. Croatia playing with increased urgency, and the attacks are coming strong and fast. Rebic does extremely well to beat his defender twice on the right side and eventually puts in a cross to Perisic. The Inter man misses the ball but the follow-up shot is deflected behind for a corner. Sime again receives the ball, this time on the right side, and puts in a ball again to Perisic — this time, the Danish defenders get there first and are able to clear for a throw.
Short free kick sees the ball fall to Sime, whose cross is good and finds Perisic, but his backwards header is just over the top of the goal.
Foul in the middle of the pitch sees Poulsen take down Kovacic, who goes down grasping his shoulder. Croatia doing more on the attacking side now, and Rebic is able to cut to the middle and strike the ball towards goal — it's caught by Schmeichel however. Despite all of Denmark's possession in this half, Subasic has only had one save to make in this second half — it's been a stalemate. A counter-attack from Denmark sees Delaney and Poulsen leading the charge — the ball eventually falls to Eriksen but his shot isn't on target.
Poulsen does well again on the right side and crosses the ball into the Jorgensen, who takes a touch before letting loose a shot — it's too weak and too central however, and fails to threaten Subasic. Half way through the second half and the pace of this game has slowed significantly in this second half. Both teams seem to be a bit more deliberate in their approach, wanting to take fewer risks. Perisic again receives the ball on the left side and this time does choose to take on his defender.
The Inter man finds space and is unable to take a shot, but it's blocked and the attack eventually leads to a corner. Delaney makes another bursting run up the left side, tries to put in a cross but it's blocked, and Braithwaite is unable to take a good touch and the ball rolls behind for a goal kick.
Another failed attack by Croatia, as Perisic receives the ball on the left side of the box but refuses to take on his defender, opting instead for a cross that goes past everyone and straight out of bounds for a goal kick. The Croatians seem to be frustrated now with the lack of attacking chances they've had in this second half. A long ball from Sime goes straight to Schmeichel, and Croatia seem to be running out of ideas. Poulsen makes a good run up the right side and is able to put a low cross into the box.
It's initially blocked by the Croatian defense but stays in the middle of the box and the follow-up shot is hit off-target by Braithwaite.
Denmark have enjoyed the majority of the possession in the first few minutes of this half, as Croatia have seemed to have trouble linking passes together in the same manner that they did in the first Long ball played in to Mandzukic finds the Juventus mad offside — this second half has started in a much more controlled way than the first half. Christensen is of course a center-back when he plays for Chelsea, and he definitely seemed a bit uncomfortable playing in the midfield role here for Denmark.
Good tactical switch from Hareide. On the other hand however, the Danes have been disciplined and defended well in the first 45 minutes, with some attacks of their own coming through Eriksen and Poulsen mostly — they'll want to try to get those two men more opportunities if they want to truly threaten the Croats, however. The Croatians will probably be disappointed that they weren't able to grab another goal before the half ended, because they've definitely been the side with the more dangerous possession.
Modric has showed why he's considered perhaps the best central midfielder in the world today, as almost all of Croatia's attacks have started with his incredible dribbling and passing. What an explosive start to the half that was! Both goals coming within the first five minutes of the half and both from defensive errors! Mandzukic goes down grabbing his ankle in the middle of the pitch, and the medical staff are being called on to help, as the first half winds down. Rakitic's shot from the left side is caught easily by Schmeichel.
The ground cross finds the Barcelona man but his shot isn't strong enough. Eriksen and Poulsen are able to link some passes together on the right side, before Eriksen's shot goes just wide of the far post. A series of fouls by the Danish sees Croatia win a free kick on the left wing, and Modric will look to swing this ball into the box. Strinic makes a bursting run into the box from defense but he's eventually called for a foul for pulling the defender's shirt.
All of Croatia's play has gone through Modric in this first half, The man is a magician on the ball and seems to easily be able to glide past one or two players before playing killer balls. Multiple chances for Croatia as the attack starts with a long shot from Rakitic which is parried away.
After a bit of chaos in the box, the ball finds Perisic in the middle of the box but the Inter man is unable to put his first effort on goal. His second effort is far over the bar. Both teams attacking a bit more freely now, and Denmark especially passing with more confidence. Eriksen plays a through ball into Braithwaite, who is unable to put the ball past Subasic. Eriksen leads the Danish break and takes a shot that's deflected behind without threatening the Croatian goal. Corner for Denmark, looking more positive.
The Danish continue to defend and sit deep, and Croatia are doing their best to pull the Danish midfield and defense out in order to let their midfields make incisive passes. Mandzukic falls in the box when a cross comes in to him, and appeals for a penalty — the Argentine ref waves him away immediately. The Danish, on the other hand, are having a hard time getting the ball to their star midfielder Eriksen.
The Scandinavians definitely will not want to spend this entire match defending. Most of Croatia's attack in these first 15 minutes have come down the right side, with Modric moving well and linking up with Vrsaljko and Rebic.
Croatia are enjoying the majority of the ball now that the game has slowed down a bit, but the Danish are doing well to keep their shape and prevent the Croatian danger-men from putting together any truly threatening attacks.
The resulting free kick is taken by Perisic and hits the wall before going over the top of the net for a corner. A foul right on the edge of the penalty area will see Croatia have a free kick in a very dangerous area. The game has predictably slowed a bit since the second goal went in, as both teams are trying to keep this match in check and perhaps prevent this from becoming a tennis score!
A bad clearance on the attempted cross from Vrsaljko sees the Danish defender hit the ball off of his teammate's face in the box. The ball then falls to Mandzukic right in front of the goal, and the experienced forward makes no mistake and puts the ball straight into the back of the net. What a start to a match this has been, and what a contrast from the last match!
The long throw causes serious trouble for the Croatian defenders, and Jorgensen is there to redirect the ball on target. A Croatian defender is able to get a touch on the ball but is ultimately unable to stop the ball from going into the back of the net! Here how both teams will line up: After an incredible upset this morning with the host nation Russia defeating Spain in penalty kicks, both the Danish and the Croats will be licking their chops with the opportunity to take on the tournament's lowest ranked side if they're able to win the match at hand.
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the World Cup Round of 16! Today's match will see Croatia take on Denmark! Blogs Photos Videos Teams Players. Jul 01, Enrique Caceres Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Show More Show Less. Match Completed ' M. Mario Mandzukic Milan Badelj. Martin Braithwaite Pione Sisto. Thomas Delaney Michael Krohn-Dehli.
Ivan Perisic Andrej Kramaric. Ivan Strinic Josip Pivaric. Marcelo Brozovic Mateo Kovacic. Andreas Cornelius Nicolai Jorgensen. Andreas Christensen Lasse Schone. Keepers making the difference in the shootout In the shootout it was the keepers who really shined, as both Subasic and Schmeichel made gargantuan efforts to keep their teams in the tie. What a finish to this match! Rakitic now with what could be the decisive penalty Modric makes up for his earlier mistake!!!
Modric now, surely thinking about his missed penalty in extra time Krohn-Dehli's penalty is put away! Goal for Croatia, ! Kramaric for Denmark puts it right past Schmeichel. Goal for Kjaer and Denmark! Danish captain Kjaer now Eriksen steps up to take the penalty and its saved!!! The minutes are over and we're off to penalties in this one! One minute of added time One more minute in this one. Shot from Modric Modric takes another shot from the top of the box but it's saved by Schmeichel.
Jorgensen yellow For the challenge on Rebic that led to the penalty, Jorgensen was shown a yellow card.