Match statistics

Republic of IrelandCroatia

Goals scored1
 
3
Possession (%)45
 
55
Total attempts13
 
15
Attempts on target5
 
9
Attempts off target8
 
6
Attempts blocked1
 
4
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners1
 
7
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
18
Fouls suffered18
 
12

Standings

Last updated: 12/02/2013 17:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Andy Brassell, Municipal Stadium Poznan: A great game of attacking football, with both sides playing a full part. In the end, Croatia's front pair of Mario Mandžukić and Nikica Jelavić - ably supported by the excellent wide play of Ivans Rakitić and Perišić - were just too sharp for Giovanni Trapattoni's men. 
  • 90+6
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
    A final effort from the West Bromwich Albion FC man as a long ball into the box drops on the edge of the area but the midfielder's sliced effort is sent wide.
  • 90+6
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+5
    Modrić (Croatia) is flagged for offside.
  • 90+4
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+4
    Mandžukić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on St Ledger (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+3
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Dujmović (in) - Rakitić (out) (Croatia)
  • 90+2
    Mandžukić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on St Ledger (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+1
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
    The corner from the right finds the midfielder in acres of room after peeling off the back of a mass of players. Andrews attempts to place his header across goal into the corner but it is the wrong side of the post. That was a brilliant chance that goes begging.
  • 90+1
    Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 90+1
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • Substitution
    89
    Eduardo (in) - Perišić (out) (Croatia)
    The 23-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder has been outstanding this evening and is replaced by the forward who has the excellent international strike rate of 23 goals in his 47 internationals to date.
  • 89
    Srna (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 88
    Cox (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Rakitić (Croatia).
  • 87
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 87
    Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 85
    Kranjčar (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Cox (Republic of Ireland).
  • 84
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Kranjčar (Croatia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 84
    Kranjčar (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Walters (Republic of Ireland).
  • 83
    Long (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 83
    Srna (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 83
    Srna (Croatia) misses the target.
    The captain hits a free-kick from 30 metres but it is driven straight into the wall.
  • 83
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mandžukić (Croatia).
  • 81
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
    The midfielder has another effort, this time from outside the area but his low drive is comfortably wide as the frustration continues for Ireland.
  • 80
    Pletikosa (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 80
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
    Another Damien Duff cross creates a chance as the midfielder nips ahead Jon Walters to head low towards the corner but Stipe Pletikosa gets there again.
  • 79
    Pletikosa (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 78
    Cox (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Čorluka (Croatia).
  • 78
    Rakitić (Croatia) misses the target.
    A delightful Croatia move almost ends with a fourth as Rakitić exchanges passes with Darijo Srna on the edge of the area before curling a delicate first-time effort towards Shay Given's far post, but the ball floats inches wide.
  • Substitution
    75
    Long (in) - Keane (out) (Republic of Ireland)
    Ireland's all-time leading scorer is replaced by the West Bromwich Albion FC forward who adds a pacy threat in the Ireland front line and has seven international goals in 25 appearances to date.
  • 73
    Ward (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 73
    Kranjčar (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on St Ledger (Republic of Ireland).
  • Substitution
    72
    Kranjčar (in) - Jelavić (out) (Croatia)
    Croatia lose one goal threat but gain another. Kranjčar was Croatia's top scorer in qualifying with four goals.
  • 68
    Pletikosa (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 68
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
    A free-kick is flung into the box from the right side by Damien Duff. All the Irish big guns are in the box and the central defender is the man who gets his head to it, but he is unable to get power into the effort as Stipe Pletikosa gathers with relief.
  • 68
    Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 68
    Jelavić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Duff (Republic of Ireland).
  • 68
    Ward (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 67
    Perišić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Cox (Republic of Ireland).
  • 67
    Rakitić (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 67
    Cox (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mandžukić (Croatia).
  • 64
    Srna (Croatia) takes the corner.
  • 58
    Modrić (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 57
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Mandžukić (Croatia).
  • 57
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Schildenfeld (Croatia).
  • 57
    Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 56
    Strinić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Duff (Republic of Ireland).
  • 54
    Cox (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
    The forward has just entered the fray and immediately tries his luck from distance. The ball loops just over Stipe Pletikosa's crossbar.
  • 54
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    54
    Cox (in) - McGeady (out) (Republic of Ireland)
    The winger set up Sean St Ledger's goal but is replaced by the West Bromwich Albion FC forward who has three goals in his twelve appearances to date.
  • Substitution
    53
    Walters (in) - Doyle (out) (Republic of Ireland)
    The Wolverhampton Wanderers FC forward worked tirelessly in the first half but his evening is over to be replaced by the Stoke City FC man who wins his eighth cap. He has one goal to his name.
  • Yellow Card
    53
    Modrić (Croatia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 53
    Modrić (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 52
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 52
    Rakitić (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ward (Republic of Ireland).
  • 51
    Modrić (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 51
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jelavić (Croatia).
  • 50
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 50
    Srna (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
    The corner is lofted to the edge of the box where the FC Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder catches a volley beautifully but Glenn Whelan gets s foot in the way crucially.
  • 50
    Rakitić (Croatia) delivers the corner.
  • 50
    St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 50
    Rakitić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    49
    Mandžukić (Croatia) scores!
    Mandžukić scored three minutes into the first half and has now scored four minutes into the second. A cross from the left is flicked towards the far corner and the header hits the post before cruelly deflecting off Shay Given and into the net.
  • 48
    Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 48
    Jelavić (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Duff (Republic of Ireland).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Ireland responded well after going behind the first time. Can they do so again? They have 45 minutes to get something out of this Group C game.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Andy Brassell, Municipal Stadium Poznan: What a gripping 45 minutes in surely the most entertaining match of UEFA EURO 2012 so far. The match has swung one way and then the other, with huge credit to Croatia for responding sagely to an intense period of Ireland pressure after the opening goal. It's hard not to imagine more goals in the second half.
  • 45+3
    Rakitić (Croatia) misses the target.
    Ivan Perišić crosses from the left after a flowing move and Rakitić rises highest, this time his effort goes inches over the bar.
  • 45+2
    Čorluka (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    45+1
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 45+1
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mandžukić (Croatia).
  • Goal
    43
    Jelavić (Croatia) scores!
    Croatia restore their lead. A corner is cleared to Luka Modrić, whose low shot is sliced by Stephen Ward into the path of the Everton FC forward to finish over Shay Given.
  • 43
    Modrić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 43
    Ward (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 43
    Srna (Croatia) delivers the corner.
  • 40
    Jelavić (Croatia) misses the target.
    Ivan Strinić curls an good cross in from the left and the Everton FC forward gets there above Richard Dunne, but cannot direct on target as the effort goes wide of the near post.
  • 39
    Srna (Croatia) delivers the corner.
  • 37
    Pletikosa (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 37
    Doyle (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 36
    Perišić (Croatia) misses the target.
    The midfielder swaps passes with Nikica Jelavić and the ball bounces up allowing him to strike on the volley, but the long-range effort flies wide to the right of the Ireland goal.
  • 33
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 33
    Modrić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
    The midfielder tries his luck from 25 metres and it is an excellent effort, but Shay Given is up to the task, and saves solidly.
  • 33
    Vukojević (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 33
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Modrić (Croatia).
  • 29
    McGeady (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 28
    Čorluka (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
    Ćorluka brings down Doyle again in a very dangerous area on the left. This is the position from which Ireland scored their first.
  • 27
    Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Jelavić (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on O'Shea (Republic of Ireland).
  • 26
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 26
    St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 25
    Čorluka (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Whelan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 25
    Pletikosa (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Keane (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 22
    Given (Republic of Ireland) makes a save.
  • 22
    Perišić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
    Perišić catches an excellent effort on the volley but Shay Given does well to dive to his left and turn the ball away from danger.
  • 21
    Rakitić (Croatia) misses the target.
    The midfielder tries an effort from 25 metres. It is a low raking drive through a mass of players and Shay Given is grateful to see the ball slide wide.
  • 21
    Srna (Croatia) delivers the corner.
  • 20
    Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 20
    St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jelavić (Croatia).
  • Goal
    19
    St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) scores!
    Kevin Doyle is brought down wide on the left, and the free-kick is whipped to the back post where the Leicester City FC defender gets in front of Vedran Ćorluka and flicks past Stipe Pletikosa who can do nothing.
  • 19
    McGeady (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 18
    Čorluka (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 18
    Srna (Croatia) delivers the corner.
  • 17
    Rakitić (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 17
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jelavić (Croatia).
    The Everton FC forward gets the wrong side of the Astong Villa FC man who brings him down 40 metres out.
  • 16
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 16
    Schildenfeld (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 12
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 12
    Čorluka (Croatia) blocks a shot.
  • 12
    Andrews (Republic of Ireland) delivers the free-kick on target.
    The West Bromwich Albion FC midfielder strikes it right-footed but the wall stay strong and blocks the low effort. The ball falls back to Andrews but he skewers an effort well wide.
  • 12
    Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    Schildenfeld (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
    Ireland are working their way into the game now, responding to that early set back and have a free-kick right on the edge of the area. Damien Duff, Keith Andrews and Aiden McGeady are all options to strike this.
  • 7
    Duff (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
    A first effort from Ireland as the Fulham FC man shoots from outside of the area, but his low effort skids the wrong side of Stipe Pletikosa's goal.
  • 4
    Modrić (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 4
    Dunne (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Čorluka (Croatia).
  • Goal
    3
    Mandžukić (Croatia) scores!
    A perfect start for Croatia thanks to a looped header. Darijo Srna crosses from the right, and the forward stumbles before composing himself and positioning his effort past a wrong-footed Shay Given.
  • 3
    Rakitić (Croatia) delivers the corner.
  • 1
    Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 1
    Mandžukić (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Andrews (Republic of Ireland).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    We have kicked off in Poznan. With tough games against Italy and Spain to come both teams will be hoping for the three points tonight. It is game on.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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