It was a defensive blunder that will end up costing PSV Eindhoven Champions League football this season but you have to give credit to Antonio Čolak and Rangers for pressuring the defense on the game's lone goal. Čolak has been scoring left and right in the young season for new club Rangers, and although this was not the prettiest of goals, he was in the right place at the … [Read more...] about Čolak Sends Rangers To Champions League!
🇭🇷🏆 Dinamo Zagreb are headed to the UEFA Champions League!!! A fantastic bicycle kick by Bruno Petković and a 117th minute extra time goal by Josip Drmić sends the Croatian champs to the promised land! It was all Dinamo in the 1st half as Bruno Petković's monster bicycle kick put the Modri up 2-1 on aggregate, however, everything changed in the 2nd half. Dinamo lost … [Read more...] about Dinamo Zagreb Are Back In The UEFA Champions League!
No Casemiro. No problem. Luka Modrić got the start for Real Madrid on Saturday and played 77 minutes in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo. He netted the game winner in the 41st minute with a wonderful curler from 20 yards out. He later assisted Vini on a perfect through-ball to but the Brazilian on a break away from his own half. Modrić received a 7/10 grade and 'Man of the Match' … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe II: Modrić Scores From 20 Yards Out, Perišić Assists On Spurs Winner, Krama With G+A
FINAL SCORE: Hajduk 2-4 Villarreal The Bili started with a bang, as youngster Stipe Biuk tapped in a long shot from Livaja at the second minute of the match. This high was short-lived as Villarreal's response was to put 4 in the back of Kalinić's net and take this game out of reach within the first 45 minutes. Substitute Marco Fossati did well with a last-minute penalty to … [Read more...] about Villareal Cruise To 4-2 Victory After Hajduk Open The Scoring In 2nd Minute
Croatia has not had a striker this consistent in quite some time. With his goal in Champions League qualifying Tuesday night at Ibrox, 29 year-old Antonio Čolak, has now scored in four straight matches. I'm not calling the guy a world beater or anything like that, I'm simply saying, "let's keep our eyes on Čolak this season." Especially with the #9 position a weak spot for … [Read more...] about The Čolak Train Is Full Steam Ahead — 4 Goals In 4 Games
Tomorrow at 3 p.m. EST, Croatian juggernauts Dinamo Zagreb face off with Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt. Much uncertainty surrounds this year's Dinamo squad as they have loads of depth and some new talented additions in Martin Baturina, Boško Šutalo and Josip Drmić, to name a few, however, former National Team coach Ante Čačić has yet to put together a true starting XI. … [Read more...] about Dinamo Lose 1-0 To Bodo/Glimt In 1st Leg Of UCL Playoff
New season. Same debate. Ante Rebić started the Serie A season Saturday with two goals in a 4-2 AC Milan victory over Udinese. Rebić is not part of the Croatian national side at this moment as he was kicked off the team following EURO 2020. Rebić and Zlatko Dalić have a broken relationship and it doesn't look to be on the mend anytime soon. With the World Cup three months … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe I: Rebić Bangs In Brace To Begin Season, Perišić Assists On Spurs Equalizer At The Death
Another exciting edition of the Eternal Derby is in the books! Statistically, Dinamo absolutely dominated the first half of the match with 9 shots and 73% ball possession. Baturina, Ademi, and Špikić created chances from every angle of the pitch, but Petković again struggled to find the back of the net. Hajduk took advantage of Dinamo's poor finishing in the 45+2', as Jani … [Read more...] about Baturina Shines As Dinamo Thrash Hajduk 4-1, Hajduk Insider Shares His Thoughts
20 year-old defender Joško Gvardiol is among the top-10 nominees for the 2022 Kopa Trophy! The Kopa Trophy is awarded to the best under-21 footballer of the year. In the past, players such as Pedri, Kylian Mbappe, and Matthijs de Ligt have won the prize. Gvardiol is the only true defender included in the top-10 of this year's voting. It is becoming more and more clear … [Read more...] about Gvardiol Nominated For 2022 Kopa Trophy