Croatia saved their hopes of qualifying for the knockout phases alive by combating again a objective all the way down to earn a 1-1 draw with the Czech Republic.
The primary half introduced the primary VAR controversy of Euro 2020 because the official intervened to award the Czech Republic a harsh penalty after an inadvertent elbow from Dejan Lovren on Patrik Schick, who adopted his worldie in opposition to Scotland with a composed end from 12 yards right here.
After a laboured first half efficiency, Croatia acquired themselves again into the sport within the forty seventh minute by way of a second of magic from Ivan Perisic, who thumped dwelling a superb strike previous Tomas Vaclik – who could really feel he may have achieved higher.
However the Croats have been unable to power a winner, and might have to select up a end result in opposition to Scotland relying on how they get on of their second group recreation in opposition to England.
Dominik Livakovic (GK) – 5/10 – Went the unsuitable means for the penalty however would not have saved it anyway.
Sime Vrsaljko (RB) – 7/10 – Bombed ahead at each alternative and normally put in a harmful cross or a go. Did nicely to regain composure after some purses with Jankto.
Dejan Lovren (CB) – 5/10 – Can somebody clarify why Lovren is on free-kicks? Very unlucky to present away the penalty but it surely did sum up a reckless efficiency from the defender.
Domagoj Vida (CB) – 6/10 – Threw himself in entrance of the whole lot that got here his means however did not at all times decide the correct moments. Somewhat chaotic, as you’ll anticipate.
Josko Gvardiol (LB) – 7/10 – Has struggled at full-back prior to now however actually excelled right here. Triggered chaos down the left and linked up together with his midfielders very nicely.
Luka Modric (DM) – 6/10 – Felt like he was too deep right here. Made some respectable quick passes however Croatia actually wanted his creativity additional ahead. But to deliver him 2018 type to this event.
Mateo Kovacic (DM) – 5/10 – Simply not defensive sufficient to be in a pivot alongside Modric. They’re mainly the identical participant, and neither of them is an efficient defender. It left Croatia’s defence so uncovered.
Ivan Perisic (RM) – 7/10 – Did not actually get pleasure from himself on the correct within the first half. Was switched to the left on the break and bagged a worldie after simply two minutes. Shock shock.
Andrej Kramaric (AM) – 5/10 – Not inventive sufficient to be on this position for Croatia. Was requested to hyperlink the 2 strains however did not have the imaginative and prescient to search out the correct passes.
Josip Brekalo (LM) – 5/10 – A quiet first half from Brekalo, who was starved of service for essentially the most half. Hooked at half time.
Ante Rebic (ST) – 3/10 – Rebic simply is not good at worldwide degree. Fluffed a superb opportunity to equalise instantly after Schick’s penalty and was unsurprisingly hauled off on the break.
Luka Ivanusec – 7/10
Bruno Petkovic – 7/10
Nikola Vlasic – 6/10
Marcelo Brozovic – N/A
Tomas Vaclik (GK) – 5/10 – Most likely ought to have achieved higher for Perisic’s objective, however did not have a lot to do aside from that.
Vladimir Coufal (RB) – 5/10 – Gave Perisic far an excessive amount of area for his objective and the topped all of it off by slipping over. Didn’t get pleasure from coping with the winger after the break.
Ondrej Celustka (CB) – 5/10 – Celebrated his birthday with a below-par efficiency. Did not cowl himself in glory with the equaliser both.
Tomas Kalas (CB) – 5/10 – Regarded a bit shaky at instances when Croatia turned on the model within the second half. Discovered Petkovic’s physicality a bit an excessive amount of.
Jan Boril (LB) – 6/10 – Bombed up and down the left all recreation lengthy and frequently discovered himself in harmful positions. Did not at all times do a lot with the ball however requested sufficient questions.
Tomas Soucek (DM) – 7/10 – Predictably glorious. Sprayed passes throughout the pitch and dominated defensively, hounding Modric and Kovacic all recreation lengthy.
Tomas Holes (DM) – 6/10 – Had a strong first half however did not get the prospect to construct on that as he was withdrawn shortly after the break. Deserves a fair worse score for being the quantity 9 as a DM.
Lukas Masopust (RM) – 5/10 – Sloppy. Stored shedding possession and failing to manage routine passes. Unsurprisingly taken off on the hour mark.
Vladimir Darida (AM) – 5/10 – Did a really common job of linking up play. Regarded a bit lazy at instances and was caught on his heels a few times, however did nothing too offensive.
Jakub Jankto (LM) – 6/10 – Made loads of respectable passes however gave the impression to be on a special wavelength to his team-mates. Did not get the reward he deserved.
Patrik Schick (ST) – 8/10 – A bit lucky to win the penalty, however slotted it dwelling with actual precision and seemed cool as hell celebrating with blood dripping down his face.
Adam Hlozek – 6/10
Alex Kral – 5/10
Petr Sevcik – 5/10
Michael Krmencik – 5/10
Antonin Barak – N/A