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Croatia put five past Liechtenstein

Published: Tuesday 13 August 2013, 20.11CET
Liechtenstein 0-5 Croatia
Marcelo Brozović struck twice as the visitors posted an emphatic opening Group 5 win in UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying.
by Anton Banzer
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Croatia put five past Liechtenstein
Dinamo Zagreb's Marcelo Brozović scored twice for Croatia ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 13 August 2013, 20.11CET

Croatia put five past Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein 0-5 Croatia
Marcelo Brozović struck twice as the visitors posted an emphatic opening Group 5 win in UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying.

Croatia strode to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5 by sending five unanswered goals past Liechtenstein in Vaduz.

The result was never in doubt from the moment Marcelo Brozović broke the deadlock after 23 minutes. The GNK Dinamo Zagreb schemer doubled the visitors' lead 11 minutes after the break, before strikes from Petar Mišić and Bruno Petković, plus a Samuel Zimmermann own goal, completed a resounding win.

Liechtenstein defended doggedly after succumbing to Brozović's deflected effort in the first half, yet could do nothing to prevent the same player scoring again with an outstanding individual effort. Petković made it three shortly after the hour, taking receipt of Mislav Oršić's pass and finishing unerringly beyond home keeper Lorenzo Lo Russo.

A fourth goal arrived five minutes later courtesy of Mišić, then Liechtensteiner misery was compounded when Zimmermann put through his own net following a goalmouth scramble.

Last updated: 05/06/15 10.23CET

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Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Croatia

Croatia

1
Lo RussoLorenzo Lo Russo (GK)
1
ZelenikaOliver Zelenika (GK)
2
MalinAndreas Malin
2
VrsaljkoŠime Vrsaljko (C)
3
SeleMathias Sele (C)
4
DatkovićNiko Datković
Yellow Card21
4
ZimmermannSamuel Zimmermann
Goal76
6
RadoševićJosip Radošević
5
EberleFabian Eberle
7
ŠitumMario Šitum
Substitution46
6
OspeltPhilipp Ospelt
8
BrozovićMarcelo Brozović
Goal23
Goal56
7
KühneSimon Kühne
Substitution90+1
10
MiličevićHrvoje Miličević
Substitution61
8
FlatzVinzenz Flatz
13
MikanovićDino Mikanović
Yellow Card6
9
WegmannSandro Wegmann
Substitution77
17
MišićPetar Mišić
Goal67
10
KieberNiklas Kieber
Substitution86
20
PetkovićBruno Petković
Goal62
Substitution75
11
BrändleDaniel Brändle
21
BubnjićIgor Bubnjić

Substitutes

12
P. MarxerPirmin Marxer (GK)
12
SlugaSimon Sluga (GK)
13
KollmannNicola Kollmann
Substitution77
5
ŽuparićDario Župarić
14
FoserPascal Foser
11
OršićMislav Oršić
Substitution46
15
MaagStefan Maag
Substitution86
14
Gorupec Toni Gorupec
16
ScherrerJoel Scherrer
16
TomičićIvan Tomičić
17
C. MarxerConstantin Marxer
Substitution90+1
18
CaktašMijo Caktaš
Substitution61
18
A. MarxerAlexander Marxer
19
KišTomislav Kiš
Substitution75

Coach

Heinz Fuchsbichler (LIE) Niko Kovač (CRO)

Referee

Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Lars Hummelgaard (DEN), Niels Hoeg (DEN)

Fourth official

Jens Maae (DEN)

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