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Jajalo skippers Croatia to win

Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 2.45CET
Norway 1-3 Croatia
Mato Jajalo put in a captain's performance with two goals as Croatia made amends for their opening-day loss with a convincing victory.
by Eivind Aarre
Jajalo skippers Croatia to win
Croatia coach Dražen Ladić in his playing days ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 5 September 2009, 2.45CET

Jajalo skippers Croatia to win

Norway 1-3 Croatia
Mato Jajalo put in a captain's performance with two goals as Croatia made amends for their opening-day loss with a convincing victory.

Mato Jajalo put in a captain's performance to blow Group 7 wide open as Croatia made amends for their opening-day defeat against Cyprus with a convincing 3-1 victory over Norway in Fredrikstad.

Kramarić seal
So disappointing in their opening UEFA European Under-21 Championship outing in June, Croatia were a renewed force against a Norway side that had picked up four points from their first two games. Jajalo broke the deadlock on 12 minutes and though Jo Inge Berget swiftly restored parity Dražen Ladić's team immediately regained the whip hand. They had to wait until ten minutes after half-time for their dominance to be reflected in the scoreline, AC Siena midfielder Jajalo beating Andre Hansen for his second goal of the night. Andrej Kramarić sealed the points eight minutes from time.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.14CET

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

Croatia

Croatia

12
HansenAndre Hansen (GK)
1
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
2
SimonsenMagne Simonsen
2
TomečakIvan Tomečak
3
NordtveitHåvard Nordtveit
3
JozinovićGoran Jozinović
4
ForrenVegard Forren
4
JajaloMato Jajalo (C)
Goal12
Goal55
6
SinghHarmeet Singh
5
BarbarićTomislav Barbarić
7
JenssenRuben Yttergård Jenssen (C)
Substitution86
6
MaločaMario Maloča
9
BergetJo Inge Berget
Goal19
7
OremušMirko Oremuš
Substitution72
10
ParrJonathan Parr
8
PalićAntun Palić
Yellow Card76
Substitution77
11
ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi
Substitution63
9
KramarićAndrej Kramarić
Goal82
16
KnudtzonErling Knudtzon
10
BadeljMilan Badelj
17
StokkelienMads Stokkelien
Substitution69
11
ŠkolnikDejan Školnik
Substitution85

Substitutes

1
StawLasse Staw (GK)
12
JezinaAntonijo Jezina (GK)
5
RogneThomas Rogne
13
LovrenDejan Lovren
8
KleivenChrister Kleiven
Substitution69
14
VidaDomagoj Vida
Substitution72
13
LekvenMagnus Lekven
Substitution86
15
M. LjubičićMarin Ljubičić
Substitution77
14
SkogseidHåkon Skogseid
16
K. LjubičićKrešo Ljubičić
Substitution85
15
Orry LarsenPeter Orry Larsen
17
KneževićJosip Knežević
20
NouriAmin Nouri
Substitution63
18
AbdurahimiBesart Abdurahimi

Coach

Øystein Gåre (NOR) Dražen Ladić (CRO)

Referee

Philippe Kalt (FRA)

Assistant referees

Fredji Harchay (FRA), Didier Grenier (FRA)

Fourth official

Pascal Vileo (FRA)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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