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Spain’s team defeated Croatia 5-3 in the round of 16 match. Spain scored 5+ goals in the second match in a row. Earlier they had defeated Slovakia 5-0. The match was very exciting and the Spanish team was saved from being a victim of upset. By the 80th minute, Spain was leading 3-1. After this Croatia came back and scored 2 goals in 7 minutes to level the score 3-3. Both the teams were tied at 3-3 till full time.
After this the match reached extra time and Spain won 2 more goal tainted matches during this period. The Spanish team has reached the quarter-finals after 9 years. In 2016, Italy defeated Spain 2-0 in the Round of 16. At the same time, Spain’s team was the champion in 2008 and 2012.
The team scored the goal on the assist of the Croatian captain. Modrich helped the team a lot in the midfield.
Croatia made a great comeback in the match. This filled his fans with enthusiasm.
Score 1-1 at half time
From the very beginning of the match, Spain took hold of the match. However, Spain’s Pedri scored a suicide goal in the 20th minute. This gave Croatia a 1-0 lead. After this, in the 38th minute, Spain’s Sarabia scored and leveled the score at 1-1. The score remained the same till half time.
Croatia surprised in the second half
In the second half, Spain came back and counter-attacked Croatia. Ezpilicueta scored with a header in the 57th minute. After this, Ferran Torres scored in the 77th minute to give the Spanish team a 3-1 lead. No one thought that after this the Croatia team would be able to make a comeback. But Orsich surprised Spain in the 85th minute and Paislich in the 90+2 minute.
Ezpilicueta scored with a header in the 57th minute.
Ferran Torres (centre) scored a brilliant goal for Spain. Spanish team celebrating the goal.
Morata and Oyerjabal scored in extra time
Croatia leveled the score at 3-3 until the match was halted at full time. The match reached in extra time. Spain’s Alvaro Morata scored in the 100th minute and Oirajbal scored in the 103rd minute to give his team the lead. After this the Croatian team could not make a comeback.
Morata scored in extra time to ensure Spain’s victory.
The Spanish team accepting the audience’s greetings after the victory.
Spain’s captain Sergio Busquets received the Star of the Match award.
Croatia was kicked out by the champion team twice
Croatia’s team has reached the knockout stage a total of 4 times. Out of this, 2 times he was defeated by the champion team of that year. In 1996, the Croatian team was knocked out at the hands of France. Later France became the champion. At the same time, in 2016, the defending champions Portugal were defeated. Prior to this match, Spain did not allow the opposing team to score more than 1 goal in their last 27 matches.