Stadion Maksimir - Zagreb 09/09/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local timelocal)

Qualifying round - Group H

Croatia - Malta
2-0
 

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Modrić sets Croatia on course to sink Malta

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 22.00CET
Modrić sets Croatia on course to sink Malta 
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• Luka Modrić scores on his 29th birthday to set Croatia on path to victory
• Substitute Andrej Kramarić secures the points with 81st-minute finish
• Malta play 59 minutes with ten men after dismissal of defender Steve Borg
• The result is Croatia's sixth victory against Malta in seven matches
• Next games: Bulgaria v Croatia, Malta v Norway (10 October)

Luka Modrić scored on his 29th birthday and substitute Andrej Kramarić added a second as Croatia were forced to battle hard to take three points against ten-man Malta in their Group H opener.

 

Lineups

Croatia

Croatia

Malta

Malta

23Subašić (GK)1Hogg (GK)
4Milić4S. Borg
31
5Ćorluka5Agius
6Lovren6R. Fenech
59
7Rakitić7Failla
8Halilović
67
8P. Fenech
87
10Modrić
46
9Mifsud (C)
33
11Srna (C)13Schembri
14Brozović15R. Muscat
76
17Mandžukić
31
79
17R. Camilleri
20Kovačić
46
19Z. Muscat

Substitutes

1Vargić (GK)12Haber (GK)
2Vrsaljko2Caruana
3Pranjić3Bezzina
33
9Jelavić
46
10Cohen
12Kalinić (GK)11Herrera
13Čop14S. Pisani
16Pašalić18Kristensen
76
18Olić
79
20J.P. Farrugia
19Pjaca22Scicluna
87
21Vida
22Kramarić
67
81

Coaches

Niko Kovač (CRO)
Pietro Ghedin (ITA)

Referee

Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)

Standings

 

Match statistics

Croatia
Malta

2

Goals scored

0

70

Possession (%)

30

22

Total attempts

1

6

on target

1

11

off target

0

5

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

16

Corners

1

5

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

1

8

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

8

594

Passes

108

534

completed

89

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    87
    Scicluna (in) - P. Fenech (out) (Malta)
  • Goal
    81
    Kramarić (Croatia) scores!
    Substitutes combine as Nikica Jelavić sets up Andrej Kramarić to double the home lead and make the three points safe.
  • Substitution
    79
    Olić (in) - Mandžukić (out) (Croatia)
  • Substitution
    76
    Kristensen (in) - R. Muscat (out) (Malta)

See also

  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err