Photo: Shakhtar Shakhtar Donetsk captain Darijo Srna gave his side an early 1-0 lead in their Champions League Round of 16 first leg tie versus Borussia Dortmund Wednesday night with a 31st minute free kick goal from 24 yards out. "That free kick has been made to count by Dario Srna who curls it up and over the wall and beats the flat footed Weidenfeller for pace." … [Read more...] about Srna free kick not enough in 2-2 draw
Written by Vedran Ćavara With the festive season upon us, the January transfer window looms large for many Croatian players. Who is coming? Who is going? And where will several high profile stars land? Here are my predictions below: Photo: Reuters Ivan Perišić is among the brightest of the young Croatian National team players, currently plying his trade as a … [Read more...] about Who will move this winter?
Photo: theTimes.co.uk Darijo Srna and Shakhtar Donetsk are through to the Champions League knockout round; but at what cost? With Danish champions Nordsjaelland up 1-0 in the 26th minute, play was whistled down due to an injury at midfield. Common fair play protocol calls for the team defending at the time of the foul to kick the ball back to the opposing club's goalie … [Read more...] about Fair or foul from Shakhtar?
Photo: Shakhtar.com Darijo Srna captained his Shakhtar Donetsk team to a 2-0 win over city rivals Metalurg Tuesday night in the Ukrainian SuperCup. Srna played all 90 minutes while Eduardo watched from the bench as an unused sub. But what can we expect from these two Croatians in the upcoming campaign? The 30 year-old Srna can only hope for a kind Champions League draw on … [Read more...] about Srna Starts Season with Silverware
Photo: Shakhtar Darijo Srna and Shakhtar Donetsk completed the Ukrainian double Thursday night as they defeated Oleksandria 3-0 to capture the domestic league title on the last day of the season. The championship is Shakhtar's third in a row and will once again see them play Champions League football next season. Srna played the full match and sent a beautiful … [Read more...] about SHAKHTAR CROWNED UKRAINIAN CHAMPIONS
Photo: Shakhtar.com Darijo Srna scored an impressive free kick in garbage time Monday night as his Shakhtar Donetsk club cruised by Zorya 5-1 to keep up with Dynamo Kiev atop the Ukrainian table. Srna stepped up to to the dead ball from, 29 yards out, and curled it over the wall and into the net without much effort from the Zorya keeper. This is the right time for Srna … [Read more...] about Srna Gearing Up For Euro
Photo: DailyMail Ivica Olić clearly has enough in the tank to push Croatia through Euro 2012; and may even be around for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but how will the 32 year-old Croatian striker be remembered when his playing days are done and over with? In a recent discussion with CroatianSports.com insiders, a decision to whether Ivica Olić will be remembered as a … [Read more...] about IVICA OLIĆ: Croatian Legend?
Photo by: Nir Elias/Reuters Hampering injuries and a lack of playing time in the EPL have many losing faith in Niko Kranjčar's ability to start for the Croatian National Team. But, if the past teaches us anything, Kranjčar is poised to have a huge showing in Euro 2012. It seems like only yesterday that Harry Redknapp brought over the young Croatian talent to join his … [Read more...] about Back with a Vengeance
Photo: Shakhtar Srna (center) celebrates wunder-volley goal against Arsenal Kyiv With all eyes on the Euro 2012 draw Friday night, Darijo Srna and Eduardo still had to clock-in as Shakhtar Donetsk hosted Arsenal Kyiv from the Donbass Arena; one of the venues for next summer's European Championships. Srna received the start and played the full 90 minutes, scoring the … [Read more...] about SRNA ‘WUNDER VOLLEY’ HELPS SHAKHTAR GO TOPS