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Croatia back to winning ways

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2007, 2.45CET
Croatia 3-2 Azerbaijan Croatia bounced back from defeat in Albania with victory against Azerbaijan.
by Elvir Islamovic
Croatia back to winning ways
Croatia are level on points at the top of Group 1 with Italy ©UEFA.com

Match statistics

CroatiaAzerbaijan

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Group 1: ITA / CRO / GRE / ALB / AZE / FRO

PPts
Italy Italy39
Croatia Croatia49
Greece Greece36
Albania Albania46
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands30
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan30
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:24 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Tuesday 11 September 2007, 2.45CET

Croatia back to winning ways

Croatia 3-2 Azerbaijan Croatia bounced back from defeat in Albania with victory against Azerbaijan.

Croatia bounced back from defeat in Albania on Saturday with a 3-2 victory against Azerbaijan in Group 1 in qualifying for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Tadić strike
Croatia started well and raced into a 3-1 first-half lead, goals from Josip Tadić (13) and Ivo Iličević (20) putting the home side in control early on. Nodar Mammadov pulled one back for Azerbaijan on 34 minutes but Tomislav Bušić restored Croatia's two-goal advantage on the stroke of half-time. Croatia eased off after the break and Mammadov brought Azerbaijan back into the match when he struck his second of the night on 63 minutes. That, though, was as close as Azerbaijan came as Croatia held on for a victory that takes them level at the top of the section with Italy, though they have played a game more. The two sides meet in Chieti on 12 October.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.17CET

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Lineups

Croatia

Croatia

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

10
Bošnjak MilijenkoMiljenko Bošnjak Milijenko
Substitution61
15
AbışovRuslan Abışov
Goal45
9
BušićTomislav Bušić
1
AgayevKamran Agayev (GK) (C)
4
DinjarMarko Dinjar
8
DashdemirovArif Dashdemirov
8
IličevićIvo Iličević
Goal21
2
HasanovSabuhi Hasanov
Yellow Card38
5
IpšaKristijan Ipša (C)
10
MammadovAsif Mammadov
Goal34
Goal62
Substitution66
11
KukecDavor Kukec
Substitution88
14
YusifovNamig Yusifov
Yellow Card67
Red Card70
3
PamićManuel Pamić
5
NarimanovTural Narimanov
7
TadićJosip Tadić
Goal12
3
N. MammadovNodar Mammadov
1
VargićIvan Vargić (GK)
6
NovruzovTagim Novruzov
6
LovrenDejan Lovren
7
KaramliElgiz Karamli
Substitution84
2
BakovićDuje Baković
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Substitution77

Substitutes

15
DusparaDomagoj Duspara
12
GafarovVali Gafarov (GK)
13
GlavinaDenis Glavina
Substitution46
19
KheyirovElmar Kheyirov
Substitution84
16
PrahicIgor Prahic
18
ZargarovSamir Zargarov
Substitution66
14
D. DžidićDamir Džidić
Substitution88
4
VugarAsgarov Vugar
17
KerićAndrej Kerić
Substitution61
9
MammadovElvin Mammadov
12
JezinaAntonijo Jezina (GK)
20
JavadovVagif Javadov
Substitution77
11
AmiraslanovRovshan Amiraslanov

Coach

Dražen Ladić (CRO) Shakir Karibov (AZE)

Referee

Sebastian Coltescu (ROU)

Assistant referees

Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU), Cristian Sorin Caia (ROU)

Fourth official

Marius Avram (ROU)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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