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Croatia crush sorry Andorra

Published: Wednesday 12 September 2007, 23.40CET
Andorra 0-6 Croatia Three goals in either half helped Croatia consolidate their qualifying Group E lead with a six-goal defeat of Andorra.
Croatia crush sorry Andorra
Mladen Petrić scored twice against Andorra ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AndorraCroatia

Goals scored0
6
Attempts on target1
 
9
Attempts off target0
5
Corners1
 
4
Fouls committed20
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 12 September 2007, 23.40CET

Croatia crush sorry Andorra

Andorra 0-6 Croatia Three goals in either half helped Croatia consolidate their qualifying Group E lead with a six-goal defeat of Andorra.

Three goals in either half helped Croatia consolidate their UEFA EURO 2008™ Group E lead in this impressive six-goal showing against Andorra.

Petrić double
Mladen Petrić had scored four goals in the Croatian record-equalling 7-0 home win against David Rodrigo's side last October and the BV Borussia Dortmund player was again on target with two first-half strikes for the visitors. Darijo Srna, Niko Kranjčar, Eduardo da Silva and Ivan Rakitic were the other marksmen on a miserable day for Andorra, compounded by the 77th-minute dismissal of Genís García.

Deadlock broken
There had been little goalmouth action until midway through the first half when Kranjčar shot wide from just outside the area. A minute later, Eduardo headed over the bar from close range as the visitors began to assert their authority. Croatia then went ahead on 34 minutes, when Srna's free-kick deflected off the wall and over the helpless goalkeeper Koldo Álvarez.

Goal flurry
Within four minutes, Slaven Bilić's side had doubled their lead from another set-piece: Petrić curling an exquisite left-footed free-kick past Koldo. The forward then made it 3-0 a minute before the interval with an angled 12-metre drive that crept just inside the far post. After the break, three became four as the unmarked Kranjčar crashed a left-footed strike into the corner from nine metres. And as Andorra's resistance crumbled it was 5-0, Eduardo pouncing from short range after Kranjčar's shot had been blocked on the line on 55 minutes.

Red card
Croatia's dominance was total and a sixth goal duly arrived on 64 minutes, when substitute Rakitic poked in the rebound after Koldo had parried Petrić's curling free-kick. Rakitic, Kranjčar and substitute Boško Balaban all came close late on, but despite the sending-off of García for a late tackle on Rakitic, there would be no repeat of last October's scoreline.

Last updated: 13/09/07 1.34CET

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Lineups

Andorra

Andorra

Croatia

Croatia

1
KoldoÁlvarez Koldo (GK)
23
RunjeVedran Runje (GK)
5
Toni LimaAn Toni Lima
Yellow Card63
11
SrnaDarijo Srna
Goal34
3
Txema GarcíaTxema García
4
R.KovačRobert Kovač (C)
4
SonejeeOscar Sonejee
5
ČorlukaVedran Ćorluka
2
AyalaJosep Ayala
13
KneževićDario Knežević
6
SiveraToni Sivera
Yellow Card33
Substitution59
19
KranjčarNiko Kranjčar
Goal49
7
Genís GarcíaGenís García
Red Card77
14
ModrićLuka Modrić
Substitution46
11
GonzalezJusto Gonzalez (C)
Substitution82
16
LekoJerko Leko
10
JiménezManolo Jiménez
8
BabićMarko Babić
9
SilvaFernando Silva
Substitution57
21
PetrićMladen Petrić
Goal38
Goal44
Substitution46
8
VieiraMarcio Vieira
22
EduardoEduardo
Goal55
Substitution62

Substitutes

13
GómesJosé Gómes (GK)
12
GalinovićMario Galinović (GK)
12
SomozaAlex Somoza
Substitution82
6
DrpićDino Drpić
14
Juan Carlos ToscanoJuan Carlos Toscano
7
RakitićIvan Rakitić
Substitution62
Goal64
15
MorenoSergio Moreno
Substitution57
9
BalabanBoško Balaban
Substitution46
16
GilXavier Gil
15
VranješJurica Vranješ
17
AndorráXavi Andorrá
Substitution59
18
OlićIvica Olić
18
FernándezJulià Fernández
24
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
Substitution46

Coach

David Rodrigo Lo (ESP) Slaven Bilić (CRO)

Referee

Olivier Thual (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Castellani (FRA), Christophe Capelli (FRA)

Fourth official

Philippe Kalt (FRA)

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