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 continue the goal scoring domination he started last campaign, slotting home a wide open goal in the 16th minute after the previous shot was blocked by the Borussia keeper.
Monchengladbach would pull a goal back five minutes from the break through a Dante own goal but Bayern would put the game away in the 69th minute when David Alaba would convert a penalty after German international Thomas Muller had his penalty saved. Mandžukić played the full 90 minutes, earning a yellow card late in the contest, while adding three more shots on the scoresheet. Guardiola and Mandza may have had some slight friction in the preseason, but if Manolić keeps scoring goals, whether they are tap ins or not, expect the Croatian frontman to remain in the lineup.
Mandžukić goal @ 0:25
Ivica Olić and Wolfsburg had a rough opening match in the Bundesliga, losing 2-0 to Hannover after having two players sent off in the 32′ and 52′. Olić managed two shots off target in his 66 minutes on the pitch while compatriot Ivan Perišić was left off the squad due to injury. Wolfsburg will try to earn their first points of the season next week vs. Schalke.
Milan Badelj got the start for Hamburg as Schalke came back from behind to force a 3-3 draw Sunday night in Gelsenkirchin. Badelj had one shot on the day, coming off in the 64th minute, eight minutes before Schalke scored their equalizing third goal. Ivo Iličević was left off the squad due to injury.
Photo: AS Monaco
Danijel Subašić earned a shutout in his first ever French Ligue 1 game on Saturday as Monaco defeated Bordeaux 2-0 with two late goals from Riviere and Falcao. Subašić blocked both shots he encountered and will look to keep his place between the pipes for Monaco as they not only chase a Champions League birth for next season, but look to win the Ligue 1 title.
Nikica Jelavić scored another preseason goal for Everton as the Toffees defeated Spanish La Liga side Real Betis 2-1 on Sunday. In the 35th minute, Jelavić would receive the ball inside the six-yard box and pump fake the original shot to draw the Betis defender in, following the cross from the sideline, to open up a wide open shot on goal. After scoring against Real Madrid in Los Angeles last weekend, Jelavić should be back on the radar for new Everton manager Roberto Martinez as starting striker. The Premiership begins next weekend.
I have to say i love Croatia soccer jersey,obviously it is the most beautiful all over the world.
Can I simply say what a comfort to uncover a person that genuinely knows what they’re talking about
on the internet. You actually realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important.
More and more people need to read this and understand this side of your story.
I was surprised that you are not more popular because you definitely have the gift.
The tour of the game is not a battle at all.
What a discussion
You’re a fucken moron!!!!
Yeh! Heard about halilovic deal for Tottenham.
poglavnik, so being russian makes you a cetnik now does it ?
am I missing something, are you Iggy’s FUCK buddy ?, bit of man on man action huh, ill leave that to you guys,
Mirko being friends with Alexander, doesn’t make Alexander any less of a Cetnik.
I would take a Scandinavian country based on what their women look like alone! Even their women’s soccer teams are smoking!
Your all fools , the mob rules
see, everybody is getting along. Back to business, right now do we have the team to beat the Serbs, cause their defense if unbelievable
Your vs you’re isn’t a spelling error, it’s a grammatical error… Which is fine, unless you’re calling other people idiots. Idiot.
@ Anonymous/ Halil…….Relax man, no violence needed man.
iggy you truly are a IDIOT, There’s no question about that, you have earned that title
I honestly believe Mirko Filipovic would beat you to a bloody pulp, he would stomp on your head like the piece of retarted shiit it is,
How is Fedor’s brother a Cetnik, if so tvoja majka je cetnik, no logic you fucken idiot, Mirko is friends with alexander emelianenko you swine, & what because he’s russian he’s a cetnik, your truly shit of my boots that i step in every morning walking to work,
your the last person id ask for mirko’s achievements, you know as much about MMA as a sport as a cigan knows about being generous & respectful
@P. I am truly sorry, i do know the difference, your right. I am so sorryyyyyyy. OOOOPs, I spelled that wrong too
-“Your an idiot”
You might want to figure out the difference between “your” and “you’re” before calling someone else an idiot (or working on that master’s thesis of yours).
I feel stupid? Your name is Anonymous, turning to Wikipedia? You must of been desperate. Wikipedia??? lMAO I must have gotten under your skin huh? Doing research on wiki lol LOSER haha ….Halil….Your funny man, when I do my thesis for my masters I’m going to turn to wiki for research. WOW….Halil with all due respect, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, YOUR AN IDIOT. WIKI???? You make me chuckle man…its all love tho…..go back on wiki, do some more EXTENSIVE RESEARCH, AND HOLLA BACK AT ME… You want me to send you a dictionary for all those COMPREHENSIVE CONFUSING WORDS THEY USE ON WIKI???? By the way, Its all love
while reading this thread.
I heard he sprained his grundle.
Halilović zbog Jurčića ipak odlazi u Tottenham, Englezi spremni platiti čak 15 milijuna eura!
lol @ yanks
“best country to live in the world”
lived in them all, have you ?
the mindless jingoism of yanks is unending isnt it?
I would prolly take any scandinavian country as `the best to live in the world’ based on standard of living, median income, social services.
if u judge a society by how it treats its most disadvantaged, than america (and australia too) are shitholes. ABSOLUTE SHITHOLES.
From the VFL Wolfsburg website: (10.08.2013)
“Trainer Dieter Hecking made just one change to the eleven which started in the cup last weekend, with Maximilian Arnold replacing Ivan Perisic, who was forced out with a stomach bug.”
Nevermind. Team claims it’s an “unexpected injury”. Whatever that means.
Anybody find any news or have any idea why Perisic didn’t play for Wolsfburg in their opener yesterday? He wasn’t even on the bench.
of course there are ethnic serbs who are catholic. I never said there were not…..but, there are not over 400,000 ethnic serb catholics. those are mostly hrvati, hungarians and slovenes.
If you want to support your argument then dont use WIKIPEDIA and call it a factual source.
Yes I understand exactly how wiki works, so what.
It was the first refernce I found after googling….lots of other legitimate references could be had. You know that, I know that, everyone knows that.
Why don’t you just admit it….You said and I quote “…..those are hrvati, slovenians or hungarians who are living within Serbia.
There ARE ethnic Serbs who are Roman Catholic. Not many, but they do exist.
It’s ok to be wrong even occasionally. You will still be held in very high regard by the various peons on this site who bow down to your ever omnipotent knowledge.
I don’t care what your argument with Stipe is about…..I am just pointing out that you used WIKIPEDIA and then cliamed it was a fact. That is laughable. Do you know how Wikipedia works?????
I already knew there were Roman Catholic chruches in Serbia. That is nothing new. There a Orthadox churches in Cro. There are Catholic churches in Egypy and Syria.
Thought you weren’t going to post again…..couldn’t help yourself could you? know it all.
Complains about wiki and then admits the numbers are probably correct.
I repeat genius of all that is known in the universe. Statistically what are the odds that there is not ONE ethnic Serb in all of that shit-hole country that is not Roman Catholic?!?!?
I’ve already demonstrated to you and that other genius Stipe there is a Roman Catholic church in the country when he suggested there was no way.
Use used wikipedia……………let me repeat myself, you used WIKIPEDIA. Imagine being a journalist and citing wikipedia as your source. Imagine being in college or grad school and citing wikipedia as your source for a paper. You would be laughed at.
Now, those numbers are probably correct, but there is a difference between having that many catholics in Serbia as opposed to ethnic serbian catholics.
The God of retorts has been silenced by fact.
apart from this comment, you don’t deserve to have Ziva Istina respond anymore to your nonsense.
There is a Catholic church in Backa Topola, Vojvodina Serbia.
If you idiots don’t believe there isn’t one ethinc Serb that attends this church, you are naiive and dillusional.
Btw, as of the 2011 census there were only 330 ethnic Croatians in this town.
Dude……..those are hrvati, slovenians or hungarians who are living within Serbia.
Here you, perhaps you shouldn’t confirm something soesn’t exist before researching it….in today’s interenet age, easy as pie! LOL
410,976 Roman Catholics in Serbia or 5.48% of the population. Fuck you must feel stupid, eh? Ha ha ha
@Cico……..check the hajduk website, maybe they are selling it. or find out who is the company making it and check on their site.
@Mertho; I am a baseball fan. I do agree with you about the “World Series” point. Because your right, its played domestically. But I do not know what the percentage is exactly, maybe 65 to 75% of professional baseball players are Latin Americans, very few African Americans, not too many white people like before. Dominicans run baseball now. So my point being, I totally disagree with is being called the “World Series” BUT, if I were too defend it, maybe it’s because a lot of Latin American come to the U.S to play baseball, Japanese come here to play baseball, so therefore “The World Series”. It is not just an American sport. Huge in Asia, not like nogomet, nobody knows about baseball in Europe lol, in Latin American, nogomet is bigger but I think Baseball is more popular. South America is obviously all nogomet. But Venezuela, produced probably the best baseball player today. Miguel Cabrera.
So Mertho i agree with you about the baseball thing. I think it should be called the MLB Championship Series.
@ Ziva , or valentina . How can i get some bottles of the New Wine that Is being made for Hajduk shiped out her to L.A. ? It would be nice to have a nice bottle like that on My dinner table every night ! Thank U ! Bog , Hrvati , USA , Champion L.A. Galaxy , Hajduk , i HNS !!!
@Ziva Istna, you took the words out my mouth, I am Croatian- American. I’m proud to be American, best country to live in, my cousin has a degree in mechanical engineering from Zagreb, cannot find a job not only in croatia, in all the balkans, so now he is learning Italian to find a job there
@Nepoznat, thanks for the info about the the jersey, I dont know how much they can actually change ya kno? the blue ones are always nice. For the home jerseys, “the checkered jersey” They should do the same color scheme from the the 98 world cup just with no collars and wutever material they use now.
@Mertho, us yanks trying to be hrvati? I am Croatian but born in America. Both parents are from Croatia, came here when they were in their twenties for a better life, like most you guys. America gave me every opportunity to succeed in life . And we, or me actually, are not arguing about Catholics and Christian Orthodox, there is no argument there. It is as easy as cake, its facts. There is NO Serbian Catholic Church in Serbia, there might be Catholic Churches in Serbia, but there ISN’T a “Serbian Catholic Community/Church” IN SERBIA . There are probably Christian Orthodox Churches in Croatia, BUT, there is NO SUCH THING AS A “Croatian Orthodox Church”. That’s it. I don’t know what is so hard to understand about that. There are “Serbian Orthodox Churches” in Serbia obviously, and in New York and NJ, i am from that area, Chicago too and idk where else in the US there are lots of Serb Churches. Just how “The Greek Orthodox Church” and “Russian Orthodox Church” are in their countries and all over the U.S. Just like Croatian Churches in America and Croatia.
@mertho……….I owuld agree with you on most parts, but then I am reminded by the person in Cro who will make fun of the american hrvati for being “too american”……..by the way, were you tyoing this, were you wearing your Nike shoes, were you using microsoft explorer on your computer, did you take a break before that and smoke some Marlboro’s, afterwards did you watch an american movie or tv show……just checking!
@Stipe yes Croatia will get a new kit early next year (Feb – April timeframe most likely), however that will happen if they qualify for Brazil or even if they don’t.
Ahhhh you yanks still trying to be hrvati? Lol arguing about orthodox / Catholics when homosexuals are getting married in the US. You yanks should stick to baseball. Lol dumbest country on the planet, a “world series” competed domestically…. dumbest Country
@Iggy…….Mandzukic is also a headcase. Playing for Bayern straightened him out a bit. Again, anybody who gets body art and puts it on display for others to see is very self-absorbed, ego-driven and has a me-first mentality. They want others to look at them. Mandzukic will be fine as long as he stays at Bayern or gets better service than what a Vegas stripper provides to a pro athlete.
But, back to stained ink on the body. I have no issues with tats as long as they are covered in a work environment. But having an entire arm or two full of dirty dried ink shows mental issues.
Nikola Kalinic zabio prvi gol u sezoni i donio tri boda Dnjipru!!!!!
If you wanna say Livaja’s a dick-for-brains because he acts like a dick-for-brains that’s fine. But to say he has tattoos and is therefore narcisstic and self-absorbed and a cuntrash is idiotic. Most people who strive for anything in the world are narcisstic and self-absorbed, some get tattoos, some display psychopathy in business pursuits, but to say that only people with tattoos, or even that mostly people with tattoos act accordingly is stupid.
We’re all desperately fearful animals trying to justify our existence by standing out from the herd, for one person that’s acquiring material wealth (that sounds right up your alley paycheck whore / mistake by the lake ziva), so i wouldnt be going on about livaja because he has tats.
In any case doesn’t manolic have a sleeve or 2 tats also? Doesn’t he also qualify for your shitty, narrow-minded, ill-informed criticism, ziva?
anyone going to watch the US-Bosnia this week?
is croatia gonna get new jerseys if they make the world cup?
Livaja might turn into an iggy if he doesn’t watch out . Iggy iggy what r you on ? Who r you ?
Livaja in the near future if he doesn’t get his act together.
Thank you ziva . Iggy piss on
Good luck with figuring out sizing there. For any of you that are interested in that warmup kit, I found it here.
Looks like they are all out of Navy, but the reds are still available. If anybody knows where I can get this bad ass track jacket, I’ll be set.
I am no fan of tattoos, but half the NT has them.
At this point I would like to pat myself on the back regarding Livaja. I love that this clown was dropped, absolutely love it. It gives him more time to get additional ink on his arms. What a clown. There are just some guys you root against and he is one of them.
I wanted to get this one for my son, but I can’t figure out the sizing.
Livaja isn’t a big loss anyway.
Since his Cro u16 days, he hasn’t really done anything with any team he’s played on (both club and country). He’s still only 20 years old, but that excuse will run out in about a year or two’s time.
We’ve got too many other young “potential” players in Rebic, Brodic, Perica, Kramaric, and even Halilovic (who could probably play as a false nine), that have shown just as much or more than Livaja has at this point.
correct….I encourage you to buy gear just dont get one with a name on it.
@Faux Cro……he will never be a contributor. Typical hedcase from Split.
And no, Hajduk did not play Lokomotiva today. Game was moved to another date because of the amount of players called up to the U-21 side from both clubs.
Not enough demand I’m guessing. Other shops have a lot better stuff to offer anyway. I went to get a jersey and ended up buying a training kit instead. Great for practice and you can wear the grb without worrying about being a jock sniffer in zivas eyes
neosporivi talenat s praznom glavom
Best comment on that article
Livaja is young and dumb and has time to realize that.
I don’t see him doing much if anything in Brazil. Maybe he will get his act together by the next World Cup.
Did Hajduk play Loko today er what ?
And some of you guys were saying I was rough on Livaja. I called this two years ago when I said I didn’t want this self-absorbed clown anywhere around any of our national teams. Anytime you have a sleeve of stained ink on your arm, you know there are issues with a person. I have no clue if Niko Kovac will be a good coach or not, but Ilike the way he is handling things. Get the messed up characters away.
Did anyone catch the Everton Real Betis match?
Jelavic scored with a modified tap in and he looked HUNGRY.
He should have scored again but couldn’t get the ball from beneath his feet.
Additionally he kicked and pushed a Betis player after he was fouled and Howard Webb issued no cards.
Thanks for the info. I can buy them from overseas, but I was contemplating buying them domestically. UK soccer shop has a decent selection.
Last time I checked the HNS site said that the Webshop was USKORO! for months LOL.
@Laku Noc, nah no arugment, all in the game, u gotta know somebody to argue with them. I love you all, no homo
@thegoldenchild why wont they sell to the us?
@stipe and anonymous … I remember my first online argument…
@Anonymous, you aint Anonymous no more, Your new name is Halil ight? Comfortable with that? Is that kool with you? haha
Nike refuses to sell the Croatian kits in US stores. You have to order them online from another store because Great Britain Nike won’t ship them to the states.
@Anonymous, suck a dick. I’m an idiot right? I’m only and idiot when it comes to the HNL, fucking shitty league. But Anonymous, take your shoes off and go to your local Mosque and pray to Allah
see i dont get why u guys call srna a mujo or half of one etc i mean.. ??? too quick to exclude ppl u mob !
Is Nike still making the Croatian kits?
I went to the Online Nike store and they weren’t in the national team section and a search of their site revealed no matches.
I rather have half serbs on the team, Halilovic? Cmon dude…..fuckin mucahijdinz….dirty…alll I can say DIRTY. At least Serbs are Christian, the only good thing about them lol…
You’re a fucking idiot…full stop.
Doesn’t Hajduk play Loko today ?
Perisic and Subasic out. Perisic didn’t even make a first team appearance in Wolfsbur opener yesterday. Stimac is replacing him with a defender, and he still has Vuki on the roster.
Hopefully Radosevic lives up to the hype he’s been getting this summer at Napoli, and we see Vuki gone.
I doubt Srna identifies as a muslim. His father, Uzeir (who ethnically is a Bosniak), was orphaned as a baby when Cetniks burned his pregnant mother and sister alive during WW2 with his father being killed by a bullet in a separate incident.
Srna’s dad was then raised in Slovenia by a Slovenian cop (and I doubt that Slovenac took the kid to mosque. He probably raised him Catholic). He ended up moving back to Bosna after reuniting with cousins and his brother, and he played professional football there and in Metkovic, where he met his Croatian wife and they had lil’ baby Dario and Igor.
TV right and internet rights in a lot of cases are sold independently of each other.
for the uneducated……the orthadox religion is a form of christianity.
can you be half-muslim?? i mean ar eu saying he has 1 parent who is, srna himself isnt muslim is he ? but what does he actually identify as ?
Has anyone at CSR connected with TPortal offering HNL streams?
They say they don’t have the rights to stream HNL games outside of Cro. But T-Portal owns MAXtv, who own the exclusive rights to broadcast the HNL. Not sure what rights they need to obtain to stream it on their website?
@ Laku Noc ….sorry *******THERE ISN’T A SERBIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ANYWHERE
@laku noc all of the serbs i know are orthodox lol Point me a serbian Catholic and i’ll prove A-Rod does do PED’S. There is a Serbian Catholic Church anywhere ya dig
@stipe the few Serbs I know are orthodox
goal.com rated halilovic as best player in the world in his age bracket. any thoughts on this?
I rather have half serbs on the team, Halilovic? Cmon dude…..fuckin mucahijdinz….dirty…alll I can say DIRTY. At least Serbs are Christian, the only good thing about them lol…
Don’t forget Boris Zivkovic. His mom was Bosnian Serb, but his dad was a crazy die-hard Splicanin, so it completely negated the Serb half, lol.
As for Prso, I’m not so sure of him being a full Serb. I think he was only half. His family also had Ustasa ties as well.
FUCK THAT. THAT NAME IS JUST DISGUSTING
Stipie……relax. We already have half mujos on the national team (Srna) and we have had half serbs (Zuti) and full blooded serbs (Balaban, Miladin Prso) and I am not included serb Subasic. If someone born in Cro wants to willingly play for Cro, fine by me.
I DO NOT WANT HALILOVIC ON THE NATIONAL TEAM. FUCKIN HALF MUJO’S SINGING OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM? IT MAKES ME WANNA THROW UP. LET HIM PLAY FOR BOSNIA. DIRTY FUCKIN MUJOS
I hope Modric has a long shelf life, because I would LOVE to one day see Kovacic as a ‘regista’, Modric as a ‘trequartista’, and Halilovic as a ‘second striker’, on the field all at the same time. After seeing a few highlights of Tin Jevaj in those Roma friendlies, it almost looks as if he even has some skills to become a ‘libero’.
We could end of with some very creative players at every area of the field (defense, midfield, forward). This is an interesting group of youngsters and we have two of them playing on solid teams that will help their development (Inter and Roma). Hopefully Halilovic is transferred to a team that will make developing him a priority.
Monaco pobijedio Bordeaux, Falcao zabio, Subašić branio i nije primio gol!
We could have used that goal in the Scotland game 🙁
Ivan Santini scored tree goals against for Belgian side Kortrijk in the competition(final score 3-3) His 4th goal already this season and this after only 3 games.
Damn, at this rate if Halilovic & Kovacic don’t turn out to be the second coming of Prosinecki & Boban they will be considered failures.
Halilovic Rated Number OnePlayer In His Age Group By Goal.Com . With That Being Said, If He Is So Good WhyDoes He Barely Play For DInamo?
Who is that a picture of ?
I can’t make it out…
If Mario Šestdžukić were a Croatian rapper he would go by the name of…
If Šestdžukić was a famous American news program based on the 60 minutes ideology he would be called.
If Mario Šestdžukić were a TV show in the 70’s he would be called.
The Six Yard Man – (in context with the Six Million Dollar Man title.)
Another famous 70’s show for Šestdžukić would be called.
Little House on the 6 Yard Box
If Mario Šestdžukić was a show in the 90’s with Mulder and Scully he would be called.
The 6 Files
If Mario Šestdžukić was a famous 90’s film by director Quentin Tarantino he would be called.
If Mario Šestdžukić were a present day show about nerds living in California he would be called.
The Big 6 Theory
If Mario Šestdžukić was in the initial stages of starting a company with the idea of eventually taking this company global, and wanting to use his “6 yard prowess” as his business model, he should start by changing his number from 9 to 6, and then brand his company called Six Yard Box “6YB” or “Šest” and take it on the road to clients and sponsors. The website domain name would be http://www.6yardbox.com or http://www.sest.hr and the logo would be the number 6 embedded inside the 6 yard box strategically placed and corporately enhanced with the inscription under the logo saying…. “Please pass here”.
Retro Croatian jocksniffing?
Maybe this would be a case of mutual crouch sniffing.
My favorite new part of CSR,
Jocksniffer of the week.
jock sniffing at its finest….
however, dude forgot his Kobe jersey at home.
dunno which particular vid you mean but you’re welcome man ! : )
Thanks for the video!
ATB Lucko FTW
I mean i especially like the part where Emelianko Fedor is watching his Cetnik brother scum get smashed by Mirko
And Ziva will come in and make some shit comments about how Mirko’s a money-chaser late in his career.
Yeah, he did kind of ruin his legacy by going on too long. He SHOULD have retired in ’07, but we shouldn’t let that detract from how powerful the guy was prior to that. A WORLD CHAMPION. Hats off man.
I mean if this stuff doesn’t get your blood going..
I’m having a couple of drinks tonight and celebrating some past Hrvati successes.
I don’t think – Mirko doesn’t get the love on this site. Guy was #2 Heavyweight on the planet for years and who can forget his Pride GP open-weight world championship victory? Fantastic stuff. I like to play a game where i imagine his opponents are Serb, it really makes for fun viewing
awwwww SHIT !!! BRILLIANT FUCKING GOAL FROM MANOLIC!! BRILLIANT!!! WHAT A SCORCHER I THINK THAT ONE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY OUTSIDE OF THE SIX YARD BOX !! FUCKKKKKKKKKKKK WHAT A LONG-RANGE SHOT !