Sport Croatia 1-1 Denmark: Denmark player ratings

13:51  02 july  2018
13:51  02 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Croatia match preview v Denmark

  Croatia match preview v Denmark Croatia were one of only three teams that won all three group games along with Belgium and Uruguay. They also arguably had the toughest group in the World Cup and managed to produce good performances throughout those three games and maintain consistency. However, they play their first World Cup knockout game since 1998 and many expect them to win against fellow European side Denmark. In their last match against Iceland in Rostov, Croatia had a much changed team with only Modric and Perisic retaining their places in the team. Also in that last match the players who particularly impressed were Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj and Andrej Kramaric. Those three in particular would have given Dalic a headache after their good performances. There were a few key points and one of them was that, Luka Modric was very on form and one of the stars of the group stages and he benefitted massively from playing in a higher role in central-midfield. Against Nigeria and Argentina he scored and played the game in his own way and with some much freedom. There have a great balance to their side as they defend and attack well and do it equally as good. When they attack they have good numbers that go forward and when defending they have good numbers back which proves how organised and solid and adaptable they are to attacking and defending. Denmark in the group stages proved to be a tough nut to crack and a hard side to break down, so don’t expect Denmark first 60 to 70 minutes to do a lot of attacking but definetly more defending and more frustration and what for their moment to pounce if Croatia make errors. As they have done in their frist two games they have intended to attack and that will be the case tomorrow.

Croatia 19:00 Denmark . Venue: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Like Croatia , Denmark are hoping to reach the quarter-finals for only the second time in their history. The best and worst player ratings plus pick your best group stage XI.

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Croatia edged out Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out to reach the World Cup quarter-final. They will face hosts Russia, who earlier in the day, shocked Spain to reach this stage.

For Denmark though, it was a case of heartbreak after performing well to keep their illustrious opponents at bay for 120 minutes. In normal time, they got off to a flying start scored as centre-back Mathias Jorgensen scored in the opening minute. However, Mario Mandzukic scored three minutes later to level up the proceedings.

After a crazy first five minutes, the next 115 minutes was all about not making a mistake and staying in the game. Croatia did get a penalty four minutes from the penalty shoot-out to potentially seal it. But, Kasper Schmeichel had other ideas as he dived the right way to stop a Luka Modric spot-kick.

Denmark match preview: Croatia

  Denmark match preview: Croatia Denmark and Croatia clash in a World Cup last -16 match knowing that a win will take them to a World Cup quarter-final. Never would have these two teams ever imagined that they will meet in a football match to go this far in a World tournament. But the reality has stuck and the game is on. For the Danes though, they have scraped through to this stage. They need to do better in attack and transition to have any chance against a talented Croatian side. The likes of Christian Eriksen, Pione Sisto, etc have to come to the party and create more chances. Striker Nicolai Jorgensen has had very little to feed on. After their somewhat fortuitous win over Peru in which Kasper Schmeichel did his bit, the Danes struggled against Australia and just about got a draw against France. Coach Age Hageide knows his team have to do better, especially in midfield against the likes of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and co. team news: DENMARK: News from the Denmark camp is that William Kvist, who punctured a lung and broke his two ribs against Peru, might take a part on Sunday. In addition, Yussuf Poulsen will be back from suspension and available for selection. Predicted Lineup: Kasper Schmeichel; Henrik Dalsgaard, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Jens Larsen; Lasse Schone, Thomas Delaney; Yussuf Poulsen, Christian Eriksen, Pione Sisto; Nicolai Jorgensen. CROATIA: Manager Zlatko Dalic made nine changes to his first-choice lineup against Iceland.

Top 5 Players . 1 Yussuf Poulsen (MR) Denmark 4. 2 Mario Mandzukic (FW) Croatia 2. 3 Andreas Christensen (MC) Denmark 2. 4 Christian Eriksen (AMC) Denmark 1 . 5 Ivan Perisic (ML) Croatia 1 . Close x. undefined. Back to team stats. Ratings . 5.90 - 6.59.

In this video Dolly and Gabby predict the match between Croatia and Denmark .

The tie eventually went all the way to penalties. From that moment on, it was a game of nerves and steel. The Croats progressed in that battle, leaving the Danes with anguish faces.

Here are our player ratings for the players of Denmark:

Newcastle to rival Premier League duo for versatile Bundesliga forward .
Newcastle, Everton and West Ham are all being linked with a move for Danish international Yussuf Poulsen. Calcio Mercato reports that the Premier League trio are all interested in the player. The 24-year-old is under contract with Leipzig until 2021 but is being tipped to leave the club in the near future. Poulsen has played a key role in Leipzig’s rise through German football but has fallen out of favour of late. With Leipzig continuing to establish themselves as one of the strongest sides in the Bundesliga, Poulsen was restricted to just 18 league starts last season. The Danish international scored four goals and registered a further two assists throughout the previous campaign. Poulsen impressed for Denmark during the World Cup, scoring in their opening game against Peru. Rafa Benitez is keen to strengthen his squad and add quality to his side after avoiding relegation in their first season back in the Premier League.

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