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Peyia payback for Croatia

Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 2.45CET
Cyprus 1-2 Croatia
Croatia avenged a shock defeat in their opening Group 7 game, with Domagoj Vida and Ivan Rakitić finding the target in Peyia.
by John Leonidou
from Peyia
Peyia payback for Croatia
Ivan Rakitić set up one and scored the other for Croatia ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 14 November 2009, 2.45CET

Peyia payback for Croatia

Cyprus 1-2 Croatia
Croatia avenged a shock defeat in their opening Group 7 game, with Domagoj Vida and Ivan Rakitić finding the target in Peyia.

Croatia avenged a shock 2-0 defeat in their opening UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 7 game, with Domagoj Vida and Ivan Rakitić finding the target against Cyprus in Peyia.

Brilliant lob
Croatia started the game brighter and should have taken the lead on four minutes but Ivan Perišić turned a clever cross from the left from Rakitić into the side netting. Nikola Kalinić then failed to connect with another perceptive ball, this time from Mato Jajalo, and the hosts punished them with their first attack of the game. Speedy AC Omonia striker Dimitris Christofi latched onto a long Pantelis Pitsillos ball and beat on-rushing goalkeeper Ivan Kevala with a brilliant lob. The hosts missed several more chances, with Christofi twice shooting straight at Kevala before defender Vida punished Cyprus with a bullet header from Rakitić's free-kick on the hour. Provider turned scorer five minutes later, tapping Kalinić's low cross into an empty net. The result leaves Croatia second in the section, a point adrift of leaders Slovakia.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.51CET

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Lineups

Cyprus

Cyprus

Croatia

Croatia

1
KissasTasos Kissas (GK) (C)
1
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
2
PanayiotouPanayiotis Panayiotou
2
VidaDomagoj Vida
Goal60
5
PitsillosPantelis Pitsillos
Yellow Card49
3
JozinovićGoran Jozinović
6
SocratousDemos Socratous
4
JajaloMato Jajalo (C)
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
7
StavrouAndreas Stavrou
Substitution76
5
BarbarićTomislav Barbarić
8
KatsisAntonis Katsis
Substitution70
6
LovrenDejan Lovren
Yellow Card52
9
ChristofiDimitris Christofi
Goal25
7
PerišićIvan Perišić
10
EfremGeorge Efrem
8
BadeljMilan Badelj
14
SielisValentinos Sielis
Substitution88
9
KalinićNikola Kalinić
Yellow Card49
Substitution88
15
AntoniadesMarios Antoniades
10
RakitićIvan Rakitić
Goal65
17
EconomidesGeorgios Economides
11
KneževićJosip Knežević
Substitution65

Substitutes

12
IoannouKyriakos Ioannou (GK)
12
AntolovićMarijan Antolović (GK)
3
A. CharalambousAngelis Charalambous
13
KokalovićElvis Kokalović
4
DrakosHarris Drakos
14
MaločaMario Maloča
Substitution88
11
PantosStamatis Pantos
Substitution70
15
SpicicMatija Spicic
16
TsiaklisAggelos Tsiaklis
16
K. LjubičićKrešo Ljubičić
Substitution46
18
KyprianouAndreas Kyprianou
Substitution76
17
OzobićFilip Ozobić
20
TherapontosProdromos Therapontos
Substitution88
18
KramarićAndrej Kramarić
Substitution65

Coach

Savvas Paraskevas (CYP) Dražen Ladić (CRO)

Referee

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

Assistant referees

Victoriano Diaz Casado (ESP), Manuel Torre (ESP)

Fourth official

Alfonso Alvarez Izquierdo (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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