Match statistics

ItalyCroatia

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)52
 
48
Total attempts15
 
10
Attempts on target7
 
8
Attempts off target8
 
2
Attempts blocked2
 
2
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
3
Offsides3
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
22
Fouls suffered18
 
14

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    An absorbing affair comes to a close and the spoils are shared. Andrea Pirlo's free-kick gave Italy a first-half lead, but they could not build on it, and Mario Mandžukić popped up in the second half with his third of the tournament to earn Croatia a draw.
  • 90+6
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
    Gianluigi Buffon spills the fizzing low shot, but gathers up the loose ball and that is to be the final action of the game.
  • 90+6
    Kranjčar (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+5
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    90+4
    Kranjčar (in) - Mandžukić (out) (Croatia)
    Niko Kranjčar was Croatia's top scorer in qualifying, with four goals - can he make a difference in these last few moments for Croatia?
  • 90+3
    Mandžukić (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Montolivo (Italy).
    Italy have a chance to launch the ball into the box here form this free-kick deep on the elft wing.
  • 90
    Schildenfeld (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 90
    Giovinco (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Schildenfeld (Croatia).
  • 89
    Strinić (Croatia) misses the target.
    Ivan Strinić again fires over from the left - just outside the area - as the ball found its way from the right to left flank in a neat move by Croatia.
  • 89
    Čorluka (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 89
    Di Natale (Italy) is flagged for offside.
  • 88
    Schildenfeld (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 88
    Giovinco (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Vukojević (Croatia).
  • 87
    Pletikosa (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 86
    Marchisio (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Modrić (Croatia).
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Schildenfeld (Croatia) is shown a yellow card.
    Sebastian Giovinco darts past Gordon Schildenfeld, who brings down the diminutive Italian forward.
  • 86
    Schildenfeld (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Giovinco (Italy).
  • 85
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    83
    Giovinco (in) - Cassano (out) (Italy)
  • Substitution
    83
    Eduardo (in) - Jelavić (out) (Croatia)
  • 83
    Rakitić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Chiellini (Italy).
  • 81
    Čorluka (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Montolivo (Italy) is shown a yellow card.
  • 80
    Montolivo (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Mandžukić (Croatia).
  • 78
    Pletikosa (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 77
    Maggio (Italy) is flagged for offside.
  • 76
    Pletikosa (Croatia) makes a save.
    Not entirely convincing by the Croatian keeper, but just about deals with a tricky effort from Riccardo Montolivo that bounced just before his right post.
  • 76
    Montolivo (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 76
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 76
    Mandžukić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Montolivo (Italy).
  • 75
    Montolivo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 75
    Jelavić (Croatia) is flagged for offside.
  • Goal
    72
    Mandžukić (Croatia) scores!
    Mario Mandžukić fires his third goal of the tournament, smashing the ball in off the post from close range after controlling Ivan Strinić's deep cross.
  • Substitution
    69
    Di Natale (in) - Balotelli (out) (Italy)
    On comes Serie A's top scorer Antonio Di Natale for the Manchester City FC striker. The same move by Cesare Prandelli yielded a goal in Italy's opening match.
  • 69
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 69
    Vukojević (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Pirlo (Italy).
  • 69
    Marchisio (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 68
    Strinić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Maggio (Italy).
  • Substitution
    68
    Pranjić (in) - Perišić (out) (Croatia)
  • 67
    Montolivo (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Srna (Croatia).
  • 66
    De Rossi (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 66
    Modrić (Croatia) fouls.
  • 63
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    62
    Montolivo (in) - Thiago Motta (out) (Italy)
    The excellent ball-player Riccardo Montolivo comes on to help the team keep possession in midfield, while Thiago Motta was also on a yellow card. A sensible move by Cesare Prandelli.
  • 62
    Modrić (Croatia) fouls.
  • 61
    Balotelli (Italy) misses the target.
    Mario Balotelli fires a powerful effort from the edge of the 'D', and the lunging Darijo Srna and jumping Stipe Pletikosa are relieved to see the ball go over the bar.
  • 61
    Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 59
    Modrić (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on De Rossi (Italy).
  • 59
    Chiellini (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 58
    Čorluka (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Cassano (Italy).
  • 57
    Rakitić (Croatia) delivers the corner.
    Nikica Jelavić gets to the ball in a crowd, and cannot tell where his header goes as it flies up and out.
  • Yellow Card
    56
    Thiago Motta (Italy) is booked.
  • 56
    Maggio (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 56
    Strinić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
    Ivan Strinić forces another corner as Christian Maggio closes down the left-back's effort.
  • 55
    Pletikosa (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 54
    Maggio (Italy) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 53
    Rakitić (Croatia) delivers the corner.
  • 53
    Jelavić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
    Leonardo Bonucci prevents Nikica Jelavić's shot from testing Gianluigi Buffon from close range.
  • 53
    De Rossi (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 51
    Giaccherini (Italy) misses the target.
  • 51
    Pirlo (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 50
    Bonucci (Italy) misses the target.
  • 50
    Thiago Motta (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 50
    Vukojević (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 49
    Modrić (Croatia) misses the target.
    Luka Modrić has another effort, after feigning his way to a decent amount of space, fooling Claudio Marchisio completely, the Croatian blazes just over.
  • 48
    Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 48
    Čorluka (Croatia) fouls.
  • 47
    Rakitić (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 47
    Balotelli (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rakitić (Croatia).
  • 47
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
    A casual drop to his right to gather a tame effort from Luka Modrić, who had worked himself some space in classy fashion.
  • 47
    Modrić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 46
    Čorluka (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 46
    Giaccherini (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Srna (Croatia).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Sam Adams, Municipal Stadium Poznan: Italy have been dynamic in attack and sure-footed in defence. Croatia have had possession but not created many chances of note, and will want to raise their game after the break with the Azzurri looking dangerous whenever they get the ball to Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli.
  • 45+1
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
    Ivan Rakitić breaks at speed, plays in Mario Mandžukić just to the right of the box, and the forwards powerful low shot is saved at the near post by the Italian No1.
  • 45+1
    Mandžukić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 45
    Thiago Motta (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 45
    Srna (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 43
    Cassano (Italy) misses the target.
    Antonio Cassano dahses to the near post, but his header flies over.
  • 43
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 40
    De Rossi (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 40
    Rakitić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Giaccherini (Italy).
  • Goal
    39
    Pirlo (Italy) scores!
    Andrea Pirlo curls in a sumptuous free-kick, whipping the ball over the wall and into the top left corner from the left angle of the penalty area.
  • 38
    Rakitić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 37
    Pletikosa (Croatia) makes a save.
    A fantastic double-save by the Croatian No1, twice denying the excellent Claudio Marchisio from close range after the Italian had turned Darijo Srna inside out inside the box.
  • 37
    Marchisio (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 37
    Pletikosa (Croatia) makes a save.
  • 37
    Marchisio (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 36
    Pletikosa (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 35
    Cassano (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Vukojević (Croatia).
  • 34
    Balotelli (Italy) misses the target.
    Mario Balotelli hits Italy's third attempt in three minutes, firing wide with a strong shot from range.
  • 33
    Cassano (Italy) misses the target.
    Leonardo Bonucci flicks the ball into space in the box, and Antonio Cassano fires across the goal from the angle.
  • 33
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 32
    Schildenfeld (Croatia) blocks a shot.
  • 32
    Marchisio (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    Claudio Marchisio again with an effort from the edge of the area after first Mario Balotelli then Antonio Cassano is crowded out. Well blocked by Gordon Schildenfeld.
  • 32
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 32
    Strinić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 28
    De Rossi (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 28
    Mandžukić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Thiago Motta (Italy).
  • 27
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
  • 27
    Perišić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
    Ivan Perišić meets Srna's deep delivery with a header, but he is too far out and the ball drops into Gianluigi Buffon's arms.
  • 27
    Srna (Croatia) takes the corner.
  • 27
    Srna (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 26
    Giaccherini (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Srna (Croatia).
  • 26
    Schildenfeld (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 25
    Balotelli (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Strinić (Croatia).
  • 23
    Strinić (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 22
    Maggio (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Perišić (Croatia).
  • 22
    De Rossi (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 22
    Jelavić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on De Rossi (Italy).
  • 21
    Bonucci (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 21
    Mandžukić (Croatia) is penalised for a foul on Pirlo (Italy).
  • 21
    Srna (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 20
    Balotelli (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Srna (Croatia).
  • 20
    Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 19
    Jelavić (Croatia) fouls.
  • 19
    Pletikosa (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 18
    Thiago Motta (Italy) fouls.
  • 18
    Pirlo (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 17
    Vukojević (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 17
    Cassano (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Schildenfeld (Croatia).
  • 16
    Pletikosa (Croatia) makes a save.
    Stipe Pletikosa beats the fierce shot back out, but Croatia are not punished for their keeper's failure to hold the effort.
  • 16
    Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    Mario Balotelli thumps an effort at goal from just inside the area, but cannot get much direction on the effort.
  • 13
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 12
    Jelavić (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pirlo (Italy).
  • 11
    Marchisio (Italy) misses the target.
    Antonio Cassano again provides a pin-point cross and finds Mario Balotelli, whose shot is charged down. The ball eventually comes to Claudio Marchisio, who thunders a drive narrowly over.
  • 11
    Čorluka (Croatia) blocks a shot.
  • 11
    Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 9
    Modrić (Croatia) takes the free-kick.
  • 9
    Chiellini (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jelavić (Croatia).
  • 7
    Pirlo (Italy) delivers the corner.
    Antonio Cassano puts in an awkward ball to the back post from the left, and Ivan Perišić just about gets the ball clear. Pirlo's delivery from the corner fails to beat the first man.
  • 6
    Jelavić (Croatia) has an effort on goal.
  • 6
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
    Nikica Jelavić has a half-hearted overhead attempt, but the ball bounces into Gianluigi Buffon's arms.
  • 5
    Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 4
    Mandžukić (Croatia) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Chiellini (Italy).
  • 3
    Balotelli (Italy) misses the target.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    We are in for an excellent match here - two technically gifted sides, both of whom are high on confidence after their opening-day performances.

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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