Danijel Subašić is the likely replacement for retiring goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa, but the question remains as to who will be taking his spot as the number two. Subašić, who has been playing for France’s Ligue 1 since 2012, spent five years at NK Zadar and four years at Hajduk Split. His time at Monaco has been a relatively successful time, but his start to the new … [Read more...] about The Goalkeeper Conundrum – With Pletikosa Out, Who’s In?
SPAIN Ivan Rakitic scored his 12th goal of the season on Sunday as Sevilla beat Espanyol 4-1 to keep their Champions League hopes very much alive. Rakitic was brought on in the 62nd minute after playing midweek, and was quiet until the goal in the 89th minute, where he gathered Nico Pareja's long pass and finished into the corner of the net. Sevilla are now just three … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe *XXX*
GERMANY Mario Mandžukić got the nod from new Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola in their season opener against Borussia Monchengladbach Friday night. 'Super' Mario played up top as the lone striker as Guardiola pledged a 4-1-4-1 formation in his maiden Bundesliga match. With Bayern up 1-0 early after an Arjen Robben strike in the 12th minute, Mandžukić would … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe *I*