The last flame of Modric, the ‘war veteran’, aims to win the Nations League… Captain, born in 1985, made a special performance → Croatia defeated the Netherlands 4-2 to reach the final
Croatia advanced to the final of the UEFA Nations League after defeating the Netherlands after an extra-death struggle. The value of Luka Modric (Real Madrid), who was born in 1985 and was born in 1985, shone.
Croatia scored two goals in overtime after drawing 2-2 against the home team Netherlands in the 2022-2023 UEFA Nations League semi-finals held at Stadion Feyenoord in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on the 15th (hereinafter Korean time). He scored and won 4-2.
This is the first time Croatia has reached the final of this tournament. The winner of another semi-final scheduled for the 16th, Spain-Italy, competed for the championship cup.
Croatia, which has reached the semifinals in the last two World Cups in a row, including runner-up at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and third at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is also showing off its potential in this tournament.
The first goal was scored by the Netherlands. In the 34th minute of the first half, Donial Malon (Dortmund) sniped the Croatian goal with a right-footed shot from near the right side of the penalty box.
Then, it was at Modric’s toes that Croatia turned the tide. In the 8th minute of the second half, he made a penalty kick (PK) by drawing out an opponent’s foul in front of the door with a skillful dribble. Andrei Kramaric (Hoffenheim) took the kicker and calmly scored the equalizer.
In the 27th minute of the second half, Mario Pasalic (Atalanta) scored an additional goal with an exquisite non-stop shot in Croatia, which gained momentum, and overturned the score to 2-1.
But the Netherlands also showed their potential. Shortly before the end of the second half, Noah Lang (Cliff Bourge) scored a dramatic equalizer by kicking a ball that had flown during the match before the goal.
The match went into overtime. Croatia managed the game calmly, centering around Modric, who had a lot of experience. Then, in the 8th minute of the first half of extra time, Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb) received a pass from Modric and scored the team’s third goal with a right-footed mid-range shot. Then, in the 11th minute of the second half of extra time, Petkovic got a PK again, and Modric took the kicker and hit the wedge, breaking the opponent’s will to pursue.스포츠토토
Modric, who won the Russia World Cup Golden Ball (MVP) five years ago, is virtually the last major tournament for the national team. It remains to be seen whether he will put an end to his national team career with a victory in the Nations League, leaving behind a disappointing runner-up in the World Cup.