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National Teams

A victory in St. Gallen

Croatia comes back
from behind to
finally overcome
Switzerland

07.10.2020.
Croatia comes back from behind to finally overcome Switzerland
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Following three previous unsuccessful attempts, Croatia managed to celebrate a win over the Swiss national team, despite falling a goal behind.

SWITZERLAND - CROATIA 1:2 (1:1)
International friendly.
Kybunpark, St. Gallen.

Referee: T. Martins (Portugal)

Goals: 1:0 - Gavranović (31'), 1:1 - Brekalo (42'), 1:2 - Pašalić (67')

Cautions: Kovačić (18'), Lotomba (39'), Jedvaj (90')

Switzerland: Omlin, Omeragić, Schär (76' Benito), Comert, Rodriguez (46' Zuber), Sow (64' Sohm), Xhaka (46' Freuler), Fernandes (62' Itten), Lotomba, Mehmedi (46' Vargas), Gavranović. Head coach: V. Petković.

Croatia: Livaković, Melnjak, Ćaleta-Car, Vida, Uremović (62' Jedvaj), Kovačić (56' Rog) Badelj (46' Brozović), Bradarić, Pašalić (75' Modrić), Brekalo (75' Perišić), Petković (57' Budimir). Head coach: Z. Dalić.

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Zlatko Dalić's men opened October international break with a friendly visit to Switzerland, and Croatia head coach decided to test a couple of new names.

After two great saves from Croatia goalie Livaković - he stopped clear-cut Rodriguez's and Gavranović's efforts - it was the hosts who took the lead, on the half-an-hour mark. Xhaka's cross was met by Gavranović, and his powerful header found the net.

Croatia soon responded, but Petković missed the target. On 42 minutes, Brekalo scored a beautiful equalizer: it was his second consecutive international goal, and Bradarić made an assist in his first appearance for Croatia.

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Bradarić even came close to scoring, and in the second half Croatia took control, to be crowned with a game-winning goal. On 67 minutes, Budimir marked his own first appearance with an assist, and Pašalić provided the finish - to score his own first international goal.

On Sunday, Croatia continues its UEFA Nations League campaign, hosting Sweden in Zagreb, while the world champions France visit Maksimir Stadium next Wednesday. 

photo by: HNS

photo by: HNS

photo by: HNS

Friendly, 07.10.2020., St .Gallen
Referees: Tiago Martins (POR), Luis Campos (POR), Pedro Almeida (POR)
Fourth referee: Urs Schnyder (SUI)
Switzerland
1
Croatia
2
21JOnas Omlin1Dominik Livaković
17Jordan Lotomba Mvula
39'
8Mateo Kovačić
18'
57'
10Granit Xhaka
46'
7Josip Brekalo
42'
75'
15Djibril Sow
64'
5Duje Ćaleta-Car
20Rieiro Edimilson Fernandes
62'
15Mario Pašalić
67'
75'
5Becir Omeragic19Milan Badelj
46'
6Eray Comert21Domagoj Vida
13Ricardo Ivan Rodriguez Araya
46'
20Bruno Petković
57'
18Amidr Mehmedi
46'
22Dario Melnjak
19Mario Gavranović
31'
2Filip Uremović
62'
22Fabian Schar
76'
3Domagoj Bradarić
Bench
1Yann Sommer23Simon Sluga
12Yvon Landry Mvogo Nganoma12Ivo Grbić
16Christian Fassnacht10Luka Modrić
75'
11Ruben Vargas
46'
6Dejan Lovren
2Loris Benito
76'
16Tin Jedvaj
90'+1'
62'
3Silvan Widmer4Ivan Perišić
75'
4Nico Elvedi13Nikola Vlašić
7Cedric Itten
62'
18Mislav Oršić
8Remo Freuler
46'
11Marcelo Brozović
46'
9Haris Seferovic17Marko Rog
57'
14Steven Zuber
46'
9Antonio Mirko Čolak
23Simon Sohm
64'
14Ante Budimir
57'
Coaches
Vladimir PetkovićZlatko Dalić