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

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.

 

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Standings

Last updated: 18/11/2014 12:03 CET

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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
    R. 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

  • Croatia

    Next match played UEFA EURO: v Bulgaria, 10 October 2014, 0-1
  • Malta

    Next match played UEFA EURO: v Norway, 10 October 2014, 0-3
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