Luka Modric scores from the spot as Croatia down Nigeria
Croatia’s first threat came in the 13th minute, as Ivan Perisic’s curler from outside the box sailed over the bar.
Non of the sides managed to dominate the game during the first 30 minutes.
The Croatians took the lead in the 32nd minute, as Mario Mandzukic’s header from a corner kick got deflected by Oghenekaro Etebo in the back of Francis Uzoho’s net.
Five minutes before the halftime whistle, Kramaric’s nearly doubled the scoreline, however, his glancing header went over the bar.
20 minutes before the final whistle, Real Madrid’s Luka Modric buried the ball from the spot making it 2-0 for the European side.
Nigeria failed to create any real chances on Danijel Subasic’s goal until the referee blew the fulltime whistle.
Following the win, Croatia tops Group D table with three points, while, the Green Eagles sits fourth with zero points.
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