Danijel Subasic heroics sees Croatia through to quarters after shootout drama


Denmark got off to the flawless start in the first minute, when Mathias Jorgensen scored his first goal for his country, as he poked a shot that sneaks under keeper Danijel Subasic.

Croatia's Mario Mandzukic does not look comfortable and walks out of the pitch. Croatia work the ball into Denmark's box.

Rebic has Knudsen on a plate on the right edge for Croatia!

"What I can say about Eriksen is he's a fantastic player, a world-class player". Eriksen and Poulsen exchange passes, before Eriksen crosses in and hits the bar! And there are other well-known faces such as Dejan Lovren and Mario Mandzukic in the spine of the team as well.

Croatia were nearly ahead with five minutes remaining until the break when Modric's flighted free-kick was flicked narrowly wide by Dejan Lovren.

With Messi and Ronaldo both out of the tournament, Croatia captain Luka Modric has risen to become a household name with stellar play.

Rakitic found space but saw his low strike saved by Schmeichel and Croatia had a scare when Mandzukic went down after a challenge, but he was able to continue following treatment.

The second half is away as Croatia have first use of the ball. In team news, Yussuf Poulsen is likely to return to the side after serving his suspension against France. Rakitic and Modric have been fantastic, but Rebic is also one to watch.

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For Denmark, the creative spark will come from Christian Eriksen, who is allowed pretty much a free role in midfield.

39 minute: Free-kick to Croatia on the left-flank.

"The type of game we will play will be different, we need to play differently to progress".

The teams stayed even for the next 116 minutes, including the 30 minutes of extra time. Subasic punches and Denmark have a throw in.

Ivan Perisic should have sent the Vatreni ahead in the 28th minute after pouncing on a loose ball inside the box but he skied his effort over the bar.

That's the end of regulation time, we'll be going to extra time for the second time today.

Croatia will once again depend on Modric, who has been in outstanding form, and fellow midfielder Ivan Rakitic to deliver the goods. But Jorgensen saved what would have surely been a goal, and then his goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel came to the rescue. Kjaer blasted home for the Danes before Kramaric kept his cool to beat Schmeichel from the spot.

Danijel Subasic saved penalties from Christian Eriksen, Lasse Schone and Nicolai Jorgensen.