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National Teams

Goals galore against San Marino

Record breaking win
at Croatia's Rujevica
premiere

04.06.2016.
Record breaking win at Croatia's Rujevica premiere
photo by: HNS
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In the last international friendly before the departure to the UEFA EURO 2016, Croatia defeated San Marino 10:0 and recorded the biggest win in its history.

CROATIA - SAN MARINO 10:0 (6:0)
International friendly.
Rujevica Stadium, Rijeka.

Referee: M. Žganec (Slovenia)

Goals: 1:0 - Pjaca (20'), 2:0 - Mandžukić (24'), 3:0 - Srna (25'), 4:0 - Mandžukić (36'), 5:0 - Mandžukić (38'), 6:0 - Perišić (40'), 7:0 - Rakitić (50'), 8:0 - N. Kalinić (59'), 9:0 - N. Kalinić (73'), 10:0 - N. Kalinić (84')

Cautions: Berretti (47'), Gasperoni (49')

Croatia: Subašić, Strinić, Schildenfeld, Vida, Srna (56' Vrsaljko), Badelj (75' Rog), Modrić (46' Kovačić), Pjaca (75' Ćorić), Rakitić (55' Kramarić), Perišić, Mandžukić (56' N. Kalinić). Head coach: A. Čačić.

San Marino: A. Simoncini (54' Benedettini), Brolli, Palazzi (85' Cesarini), Biordi, D. Simoncini, Della Valle, Zafferani (79' Mazza), Gasperoni (79' Cervellini), Stefanelli (53' Hirsch), Rinaldi, Berretti (54' Colombini). Head coach: P. Manzaroli.

Croatia national football team has done an excellent job before leaving to the European Championships to France on Tuesday. Ante Čačić's men beat Moldova in Koprivnica 1:0 last week, and continued with the record-breaking 10:0 victory over San Marino in the first appearance at Rujevica Stadium in Rijeka.

Following a couple of missed opportunities in the first 20 minutes, Modrić tried a shot outside of the box, and Pjaca's back-heel deflection gave Croatia the lead. Just a few minutes later, Mandžukić and captain Srna reacted well at the far post in quick succession, turning two Perišić's crosses into a three-goal margin.

Mandžukić scored two diving headers between 36th and 38th minute - Srna crossing from the right on both occasions - with Perišić to finish the half curling in a free-kick from distance (6:0).

The second half goalscoring was opened by Rakitić at the near post, with Srna's third assist, and then N. Kalinić took the stage replacing Mandžukić and scoring another hat-trick.

Pjaca allowed him a simple tap-in in 59th minute (8:0), and after Vrsaljko's volley hit the post, Kalinić was the first to react in 73rd minute to score again. Finally, Kalinić made it 10:0 six minutes from time, Perišić assisting from the left.

Thus, Croatia bid farewell to their fans at home and travels to EURO 2016 on Tuesday, while this San Marino victory remains in the history books as the biggest Croatia win ever, breaking the previous (7:0) record.

04.06.2016., Rujevica, Rijeka
Referees: Mitja Žganec (SLO), Tomaž Klančnik (SLO), Andraž Kovačič (SLO)
Fourth referee: Mario Zebec (CRO)
Croatia
10
San Marino
0
23Danijel Subašić1Simoncini Aldo Junior
53'
7Ivan Rakitić
50'
55'
2Brolli Cristian
10Luka Modrić
46'
3Palazzi Mirko
84'
20Marko Pjaca
20'
75'
4Biordi Juri
4Ivan Perišić
40'
5Simoncini Davide
19Milan Badelj
75'
6Della Valle Alessandro
3Ivan Strinić7Zafferani Tommaso
78'
17Mario Mandžukić
23'
36'
38'
55'
8Gasperoni Lorenzo
49'
78'
11Darijo Srna
24'
55'
9Stefanelli Mattia
53'
21Domagoj Vida10Rinaldi Danilo Ezequiel
13Gordon Schildenfeld11Berretti Maicol
47'
53'
Bench
12Lovre Kalinić12Benedettini ELia
53'
1Ivan Vargić13Cervellini Michele
78'
18Ante Ćorić
75'
14Mazza Pier Filippo
78'
9Andrej Kramarić
55'
15Hirsch Adolfo Jose
53'
8Mateo Kovačić
46'
16Vitaoioli Matteo
5Vedran Ćorluka17Censoni Luka
2Šime Vrsaljko
55'
18Vitaioli Fabio
6Tin Jedvaj19Valentini Carlo
14Marcelo Brozović20Colombini Eugenio
53'
22Duje Čop21Cesarini Davide
84'
16Nikola Kalinić
59'
73'
84'
55'
15Marko Rog
75'
Coaches
Ante ČačićPierangelo Manzaroli
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