Stadion Aldo Drosina - Pula 19/11/2013 - 16:00CET (16:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 5

Croatia - Latvia
3-1
 

Croatia - Latvia 3-1 - 19/11/2013 - Match page - Under-21 2015

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Croatia in sight of play-off berth

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 18.21CET
Croatia 3-1 Latvia
The hosts prised open the door to the play-offs by easing to a win that takes them six points clear atop the Group 5 standings.
by Nenad Nevescanin
from Stadion Aldo Drosina
Croatia in sight of play-off berth
Marcelo Brozović was instrumental for Croatia ©Keystone
 

Match statistics

Croatia
Latvia

3

Goals scored

1

7

Total attempts

5

5

on target

2

2

off target

2

0

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

1

1

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

10

Lineups

Croatia

Croatia

Latvia

Latvia

12Delač (GK)1Grigorjevs (GK)
2Jedvaj
Goal4
Yellow Card68
2Jagodinskis (C)
3Šimunović3Plendišķis
4Datković4Barinovs
6Radošević5Joksts
Substitution83
7Šitum7Kļuškins
Yellow Card44
8Brozović (C)
Goal8
9Ulimbaševs
9Perica
Goal33
Substitution86
11Savaļnieks
Substitution73
13Močinić
Yellow Card87
13Giļničs
Yellow Card68
14Gorupec14Čistjakovs
17Mišić
Yellow Card45
Substitution71
15Šadčins
Yellow Card30
Substitution77

Substitutes

22Sluga (GK)12Varažinskis (GK)
5Župarić6Loginovs
15Mrzljak8Rei
Substitution73
Goal81
16Bručić10Kiriļins
18Pjaca16Hmizs
19Miloš
Substitution71
18Lonščakovs
Substitution77
23Čulina
Substitution86
20Gucs
Substitution83

Coaches

Nenad Gracan (CRO) Dainis Kazakevičs (LVA)

Referee

Jonathan Lardot (BEL)

Standings

Last updated: 07/11/2014 13:54 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 18.21CET

Croatia in sight of play-off berth

Croatia 3-1 Latvia
The hosts prised open the door to the play-offs by easing to a win that takes them six points clear atop the Group 5 standings.

Croatia eased to a 3-1 victory against Latvia and moved six points clear at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5 summit with two games to play.

First-half strikes from Tin Jedvaj, Marcelo Brozović and Stipe Perica put Nenad Gracan's team in a commanding position before Latvia forward Igors Rei reduced the deficit with nine minutes remaining. It proved too little, too late, however, as section frontrunners Croatia edged closer to a place in the play-offs.

The contest in Pula was four minutes old when full-back Jedvaj headed in captain Brozović's sumptuous centre. Perica was then felled in the area by visiting keeper Dmitrijs Grigorjevs and Brozović kept his composure from the spot. Not content with their lot, Perica made it three shortly after the half-hour, hurtling into the box and delicately lifting the ball over Grigorjevs.

Dainis Kazakevičs's visitors refused to cave in after half-time and were rewarded for their spirit on 81 minutes as substitute Rei found the net with a sublime free-kick for his second goal in qualifying. 

Last updated: 19/11/13 18.44CET

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