Croatia snatched a fatal victory from its Slovak host, with a goal for free, in the confrontation that took place between them, this evening, Saturday, at the “Antona Malatinskiu” stadium, in the fifth round of Group H of the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup..
Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic scored the winning goal for Croatia in the 86th minute of the match with a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area.
The Croatian national team played the match with a formation that included: Ivosic, Lovren, Sosa, Vida, Joranovic, Kovacic, Brozovic, Vlasic, Orstic, Avinasic, Colak.
With this result, the Croatian team raises its score to 10 points to share the top spot in Group H, equal with Russia, with the same balance of points, while Slovakia is in fourth place with 6 points.
The Russian national team had won a valuable victory over its host Cypriot with two goals without a return, in the match that brought them together at the “New GSB” stadium.
The goals of the Russian national team were scored by Alexander Erokhin in the sixth minute, and Rimat Zemaldinov in the 55th minute.
In the same group, Slovenia defeated its guest, Malta, with a goal free of charge.
The victory raised Russia’s tally to 10 points to lead the group, equal with Croatia, while Cyprus occupies sixth place with 4 points.