Hidemasa Morita y Luka Modric en la disputa de un balón en el Japón vs Croacia


The 'miracle' of Livakovic in penaltis commands to Croatia to quarter-finals

Published:5/12/2022 - 18:43h

Updated:5/12/2022 - 18:51h

Dominik Livakovic has been the big manager that Croatia have achieved his note to the quarter-finals of the Glass of the World. It detained three penaltis in the batch

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In the To the Janoub Stadium has lived a very contested party in which both selections did extraordinary efforts to look for the pass to the quarter-finals. It is not a secret for anybody that Croatia has affiliated to the suffering in final phases of the World-wide (in Russia traced back all) and, for the moment, follows the same line. The party defined in the batch of penaltis thanks to an impressive Dominik Livakovic.

And it is that, in spite of the contested of the first minutes, the Asian selection was the first in incomodar to the Croats with a seguidilla of approaches. Japan achieved to control all the 'hollow' and minimised to the centre of the rival field to avoid that they advanced lines. Between Modric, Brozovic and Kovacic were not connecting and, therefore, the danger that could generate Croatia was minimum.

This caused that Japan showed his more offensive version with Kamada leading all the activity and with a Maeda smarter that the rest. First feu the one of the Frankfurt the one who tried with a finish that it left above the arch, but to the second -almost immediately-, did not forgive: After a corner, Yoshida put the leg after a centre and Maeda received in the area to command it to the deepest of the goal.

The 1-0 was 'just' for what saw in the field. Although the party was very equalised, the Japanese were approaching much more through contragolpes very swift that baffled to the Croats. However, from the resumption was the subcampeón of the World the one who proposed near of the rival area and, with a lot of more fortune, achieved 'break' the goal of a very safe Gonda.

When the clock brushed the 54 minutes, Juranovic sent a powerful centre from the right so that Perisic, of head, commanded a finish to the base of the stick, impossible to detain. Since, the party put of face for the Europeans, but were not fine in the last pass. And it is that the one of the Tottenham went back to take part to put a dangerous centre by the left, but Brozovic was not hit in the finish.

Afterwards it was Luka Modric the one who tried to drill the rival goal, but a 'miracle' of Gonda avoided that the midfield player celebrated his goal. The one of the Real Madrid stuck from the frontal a volley that went to colarse by the square, but the guardameta Asian took out a hand providencial to command it was. Croatia became very upper, but without capacity to drill the rival area.

Definition in penaltis

The equality kept to the end of the statutory time, although they were the Croats those who more proposed to try advance. The ninety minutes were not sufficient and, in the extention, Japan was about to to sentence the meeting in the 104' when, after a big played individual, Mitoma sent a big far shot that cleared Livakovic.

In spite of this, both teams went in in a pact of 'no aggression' and finish the party practically without hurting , further of a head butt of Mitoma looking for to Asano in which it took part the guardameta Croatian.

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