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Croatia beat Azerbaijan for third straight win

Published: Monday 13 October 2014, 22.52CET
Croatia 6-0 Azerbaijan
The dominant hosts equalled their best ever start to EURO qualifying with a commanding Group H victory in Osijek.
by Elvir Islamović
from Gradski vrt Stadium

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Match statistics

CroatiaAzerbaijan

Goals scored6
 
0
Possession (%)61
 
39
Total attempts19
 
5
on target7
 
0
off target12
 
5
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork2
 
0
Corners4
 
3
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards0
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
7

Standings

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Published: Monday 13 October 2014, 22.52CET

Croatia beat Azerbaijan for third straight win

Croatia 6-0 Azerbaijan
The dominant hosts equalled their best ever start to EURO qualifying with a commanding Group H victory in Osijek.

Andrej Kramarić marks third international game with his second goal
Mateo Kovačić is forced off injured midway through the first half
Croatia fall short of their biggest EURO win – 7-0 v Andorra in 2006
Croatia equal best start to EURO campaign set under Miroslav Blažević for Euro '96
Next games: Italy v Croatia, Azerbaijan v Norway (16 November)

Croatia turned on the style as they made it three wins from three in Group H to equal their best start to a UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign.

With victories over Malta and Bulgaria under their belt, the prospect of a third success always seemed likely when Andrej Kramarić put the hosts 1-0 up inside 11 minutes against Azerbaijan. Three more strikes before the break all but confirmed it. Luka Modrić added another from the spot on 56 minutes before Rashad F Sadygov salted the visitors' wounds by putting through his own net.

The Croatian win matched their best ever start to EURO qualifying set under Miroslav Blažević 20 years ago, and it was never really in doubt in Osijek. An injury to Mateo Kovačić midway through the first period was a setback but his replacement Ivan Perišić made a big impression, scoring twice before the break, both of them excellent headers. Another goal from Marcelo Brozović at the end of the half meant the writing was on the wall for Azerbaijan.

Modrić got in on the act after Darijo Srna was brought down before exiting to a standing ovation, then Sadygov completed a miserable night for visitors still without a point.

Last updated: 03/06/15 2.55CET

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Lineups

Croatia

Croatia

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

23
SubašićDanijel Subašić (GK)
1
K. AgayevKamran Agayev (GK)
3
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
2
GarayevGara Garayev
Substitution30
5
ĆorlukaVedran Ćorluka
3
RamaldanovRasim Ramaldanov
Yellow Card16
7
RakitićIvan Rakitić
5
AllahverdiyevElnur Allahverdiyev
Yellow Card55
Substitution66
10
ModrićLuka Modrić
Goal57
Substitution60
6
HüseynovBadavi Hüseynov
11
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
7
А. AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
14
BrozovićMarcelo Brozović
Goal45+1
11
R. AliyevRauf Aliyev
17
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
13
NazarovDmitri Nazarov
20
KovačićMateo Kovačić
Substitution24
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov (C)
Goal61
21
VidaDomagoj Vida
18
MedvedevMaksim Medvedev
22
KramarićAndrej Kramarić
Goal11
Substitution76
19
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev

Substitutes

1
VargićIvan Vargić (GK)
12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
12
KalinićLovre Kalinić (GK)
23
S. AgayevSalahat Agayev (GK)
2
TomečakIvan Tomečak
4
YunuszadäElvin Yunuszadä
4
PerišićIvan Perišić
Substitution24
Goal34
Goal45
8
Qırtımovİlkin Qırtımov
6
SchildenfeldGordon Schildenfeld
9
KurbanovMagomed Kurbanov
8
HalilovićAlen Halilović
Substitution60
10
DadaşovRüfat Dadaşov
9
AntolićDomagoj Antolić
15
RamazanovAgabala Ramazanov
Substitution30
Yellow Card36
Substitution41
13
ČopDuje Čop
16
J. HüseynovJavid Hüseynov
Substitution41
15
StrinićIvan Strinić
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
16
LeškovićMarko Lešković
20
Ufuk BudakUfuk Budak
18
OlićIvica Olić
Substitution76
21
TashkinIlter Tashkin
19
MilićHrvoje Milić
22
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
Substitution66

Coach

Berti Vogts (GER)

Referee

Stephan Studer (SUI)

Assistant referees

Sandro Pozzi (SUI), Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)

Fourth official

Vital Jobin (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Alain Bieri (SUI), Sascha Amhof (SUI)

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