HNK Rijeka was the pride of Croatia today. Rijeka stepped up on the European stages and flexed their muscles against Dutch club, Feynoord, winning the match 3-1 thanks to three goals from Rijeka superstar, Andrej Kramarić. Kramarić has been on a tear this season, scoring goals every chance he gets. With his 14 goals in the HNL in only 12 matches, Kramarić … [Read more...] about Kramarić Hat Trick earns Rijeka 1st EL win, Dinamo fall in Salzburg
After looking like La Liga favorites only one week ago, Real Madrid now sit in third place, three points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, after an Ivan Rakitić run down the left flank stunned Los Galacticos Wednesday night in Sevilla. A 14th minute deflected free kick from Cristiano Ronaldo would open up the scoring, however, Sevilla's Carlos Bacca would equalize only five … [Read more...] about Rakitić run stuns Real Madrid
SPAIN Luka Modrić shined bright for Real Madrid in their 1-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday. Modrić assisted on the lone goal, as Pepe headed home his free kick, and was a big source of creativity and distribution for Madrid. He created three chances, had four successful dribbles and picked up a yellow card in the 14th minute. With the Atletico-Barcelona 0-0 … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe *XX*
ESPNFC.com has reported that Croatian midfielder and Sevilla FC captain Ivan Rakitić will stay in Spain and honor the last 18 months of his contract despite interest from French champions Paris Saint-Germain. "Things are going well for me right now," the former Schalke player said. "I hope they continue or even go better." "I also see all the rumours right now, and … [Read more...] about Rakitić to pass on PSG for Sevilla stay
Photo: Bayern Munich It wasn't Friday the 13th, but on this night, Mario Mandžukić bicycled in a 36th minute goal, helping Bayern Munich earn a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg. The bicycle kick makes it 15 goals for him in the Bundesliga this year- good enough to take the lead going into Saturday's games. If that didn't surprise you, as most of Mandžukić's goals come from tap-ins … [Read more...] about Mandžukić bicycles #15, Rakitić heads home
ENGLAND Photo: PA In an early season matchup for Champions League position, Nikica Jelavić and Everton left it late to stun Tottenham at Goodison Park, scoring not one, but two injury time goals in a 2-1 victory. After going down in the 76th minute to a Clint Dempsey deflected strike, Everton plugged away and got the equalizer through a 90th minute Steven Pienaar … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe *XIV*
Photo: Schalke Is all right with Ivan Rakitić in Sevilla? The 24 year-old Croatian midfielder got in a fist fight with Sevilla FC teammate and youth system player Deivid Rodriguez Thursday during training. It is reported by Madrid newspaper Marca that Rakitić threw something towards the young Spaniard, which was quickly followed by a Rodriguez punch. Both players exchanged … [Read more...] about Trouble in Paradise?
Written By Matt 'The Golden Child' Lebo 2011 (and not the full season) has graced us with some magnificent soccer, horrible defeats, hopeful transfers, unfortunate injuries, and what looks to be a steady progression in talent and awareness for our Croatian players. Even though some players may have had a great season, 2011 helped weed out the great from the … [Read more...] about TOP 5 CROATIAN PLAYERS OF 2011