Andrej Kramarić may not have played much for Croatia in 2020, but don’t worry, he is alive and well. After recovering from injuries and COVID quarantine, Croatia’s #1 striker returned on Saturday for Hoffenheim and played 90 minutes in a 3-3 draw against Stuttgart. Krama supplied an assist to Ryan Sessegnon on the 2-2 equalizing goal before putting Hoffenheim up 3-2 via penalty kick in the 71st minute. However, Hoffenheim would concede ‘at the death’ to chop the points. They currently sit on eight points from as many matches to start the season. Kramarić remains on fire anytime he put the blue Hoffenheim jersey on.
More from this later in the week in its own individual post, as it deserves the focus, but Dominik Livaković is officially on “RED ALERT!” After gifting Portugal the game winning goal at Poljud earlier in the week by dropping an easy cross in the box, Livaković did more of the same on Saturday as he misjudged a similar ball in Dinamo’s 2-0 loss to Osijek. It seems as if the penalty box is the moon to him and the mental aspect of the game has gotten to him. No confidence or awareness will high balls in the box. As far as Ićm concerned, the starting goalie spot for Croatia is up for grabs with World Cup qualifiers starting in March. Game on!
Livaković with another blunder (Thanks BEĆAR!)
Dejan Lovren scored an exceptional header for Zenit on Saturday in a 2-2 draw vs. Akhmat.
Lovren scores off a header for Zenit
Luka Modrić played all 90 minutes as Real Madrid drew Villareal 1-1 on Saturday. Ante Rebić returned to the starting lineup for AC Milan on Sunday in a 3-1 road win over Napoli. AC Milan currently sit in first place. Ivan Perišić came off the bench in the 2nd half for Inter Milan in a 4-2 win over Torino. Marcelo Brozović was unable to play due to testing positive for COVID.