SPAIN Luka Modrić scored once again for Real Madrid and helped set up their opening goal on Saturday as Madrid triumphed over Mallorca 5-2. Luka played Pepe through with a near perfect pass in the 14th minute to open up the scoring and took advantage of a poor Mallorca clearance to score his third goal of the season. He received the ball 30 yards from goal, took a … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe *XXVIII*
Photo: SkySports.com Written by Vedran Ćavara There he was, heading two beautiful goals into the net against Ireland, putting a dagger into their hopes of winning the game. The 'he' I speak of, is of course, Mario Mandžukić. Mandžukić was a doubt to start the EURO's at forward for Croatia, with most pundits believing that Bilić would instead start Ivica Olić at … [Read more...] about Mandžukić Showing his Worth
Photo: Sportige.com In Ivica Olić's last match as a Bayern Munich player, the Croatian striker was inserted into the Champions League Final during extra time in the 97'. Two minutes prior, Dutchman Arjen Robben had his penalty kick blocked by Chelsea keeper Petr Cech, which would have given Bayern a 2-1 lead with 15 minutes to go. Olić pressured the Chelsea backline, and … [Read more...] about CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL: COAST TO COAST (Updated)
To some of you he is a Croatian legend, to many more, a HERO. In what may be his last tournament in the 'red and white Croatian checkers', CroatianSports.com would like to pay tribute to Mr. Ivica Olić. We all remember the euphoria which we felt when that second minute goal hit the back of the net in Istanbul. The weight of the world was lifted off Croatian shoulders and we … [Read more...] about 2012 Olić ‘HERO’ Shirt
Photo: Bundesliga Ivica Olić made it official Thursday afternoon from Munich. The 32 year-old Croatian striker will be joining 2009 Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg after Euro 2012, ending a three-year stint at Bayern Munich, where he scored 13 Bundesliga goals in 54 appearances. Olić helped Bayern Munich win the Bundesliga title and German Cup in 2010 but will forever be … [Read more...] about OFFICIAL: OLIĆ TO WOLFSBURG
Photo: Bayern Munich The man that doesn't stop running until the game is over reminded us all today that his career isn't over either. Mr. 'right place, right time' Ivica Olić scored two goals in the first half Tuesday night in a 2-0 second leg win over Marseille in the Champions League quarterfinals to put Bayern Munich through to the next round on a 4-0 aggregate … [Read more...] about Olić Not Done Yet
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?
Reports from Germany state that Wolfsburg have struck a 2-year deal with striker Ivica Olić. At age 32, Olić would be getting a much better look at consistent playing time at Wolfsburg. The move is a tricky one, as Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath usually prefers a loan striker up top. To add to the drama, if Magath keeps the current formation, Olić would be fighting Mario … [Read more...] about Midweek Shake Up
The polls are closed and the results are in- and the winner is Ivan Rakitić! In CroatianSoccerReport.com's largest voting poll to date, we asked who should replace Eduardo at this summer's Euro 2008. I thank the 85 fans who took the time to bless us with their insight on this highly debatable topic. Should we let the inconsistent Ivica Olić have the spot or Ivan Klasnić … [Read more...] about WHO SHOULD REPLACE EDUARDO AS STRIKER???