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National Teams

More celebrations for Čačić's men

Croatia comes from
behind to win in
Russia

17.11.2015.
Croatia comes from behind to win in Russia
photo by: HNS
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Croatia national football team continued its winning run, beating hosts Russia in a Rostov on Don friendly 3:1.

RUSSIA - CROATIA 1:3 (1:0)
Friendly international.
Olimp-2 Stadium, Rostov on Don.

Referee: C. Turpin (France)

Goals: 1:0 - Smolov (15'), 1:1 - N. Kalinić (57'), 1:2 - Brozović (59'), 1:3 - Mandžukić (81')

Yellow cards: Perišić (29'), Vida (36')

Russia: Lodygin (46' Rebrov), Kombarov (65' Novoseltsev), Semenov, Vasin (89' Ignashevich), Shishkin, Glushakov (71' Mamaev), Ionov (65' Ignatyev), Shirokov, Iusupov, Chernyshev (70' Dzyuba), Smolov. Head coach: L. Slutski.

Croatia: L. Kalinić (90+1' Vargić), Pivarić, Vida, Lešković, Srna (46' Vrsaljko), Močinić, Badelj, Brozović, Perišić, Mandžukić (87' Kramarić), N. Kalinić (75' Milović). Head coach: A. Čačić.

Croatia faced Russia twice in the EURO 2008 qualifying, with both matches ending in goalless draws, but on Tuesday Rostov on Don witnessed some goals. According to Croatian wishes, Russia had to concede more.

The host nation took the lead in 15th minute, when Smolov finished off a slick Russian move, while Mandžukić and Perišić failed to respond in best Croatian chances in the first half.

However, Croatia managed to turn the tide after the break. In-form striker Kalinić found the net to equalizer in 57th minute, following Vrsaljko's low cross.

Two minutes later, Brozović decided to shoot from the edge of the box and scored a stunner, sending the ball under the crossbar to give Croatia the lead.

Croatia goalkeeper Kalinić made his contribution with an excellent save denying Russian comeback, and Mandžukić sealed the victory ten minutes before time, Vrsaljko again with the assist.

17.11.2015., , Rostov
Referees: Clement Turpin (FRA), Frederic Cano (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Fourth referee: Sergey Ivanov (FRA)
Russia
1
Croatia
3
12Yuri Lodygin
46'
12Lovre Kalinić
90'
23Dmitri Kombarov
65'
21Domagoj Vida
24Andrey Semenov8Ivan Močinić
13Viktor Vasin
89'
13Marko Lešković
3Roman Shishkin11Darijo Srna
46'
8Denis Glushakov
71'
14Marcelo Brozović
60'
21Alexey Ionov
65'
4Ivan Perišić
14Artur Yusupov19Milan Badelj
11Denis Cheryshev
70'
16Nikola Kalinić
57'
74'
9Fedor Smolov
14'
17Mario Mandžukić
82'
87'
22Josip Pivarić
Bench
16Artem Rebrov
46'
1Ivan Vargić
90'
15Roman Shirokov2Šime Vrsaljko
46'
6Aleksei Berezutski9Andrej Kramarić
87'
4Sergey Ignashevich
89'
18Ivica Olić
19Alexander Samedov6Goran Milović
74'
5Pavel Mamaev
71'
17Vladislav Ignatiev
65'
22Artem Dzyuba
70'
2Oleg Kuzmin
7Igor Denisov
10Alan Dzagoev
20Ivan Novoseltsev
65'
18Yury Zhirkov
Coaches
Leonid SlutskiyAnte Čačić
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