Croatia had qualified for the world Cup 2018 held in Russia. Even after the first match of the playoffs, in which the Croats at home defeated Greece 4:1, the fate of the winner was almost clear.
In the second match with Greece, the Croats played more in a row, not forcing the situation on the field and acting in a calm pace. The Greeks got control of the ball, but nothing managed to do, barely knowing how to overcome the defense of the Croats.
Rather, Croatia was able to score in this match, counterattacks. What about the attack in the 42nd minute when Perisic decided on a distant shot and hit the post.
To the credit of Greece, the players were moving forward, trying to score at least a goal of prestige, but the players had little shot, trying to faithful to play the ball, so, though there had been almost no work. What to say if the first shot on target guests, the Greeks made only in the 87th minute.
The result of the match 0:0 is completely natural. Thanks to him, Croatia had won the duel and quietly made his way to the world championship.
Greece – Croatia 0:0 (first match – 1:4)Greece: Karnezis; Manolas; Papastathopoulos; Reco; Torosidis; Tachtsidis; Convict; Tziolis; Christodoulopoulos (Fortune, 59); Bacasmas (Amniotes, 59); Mitroglou (Pelekas, 78)Croatia: Subašić;; Vrsaljko; Strinic; Lovren; Brozović; Modrić (Mitrovic M., 91); Perisic I. (Rebić, 86); Rakitic; Mandzukic; Kalinic N. (Kramaric, 78)Warning: Tachtsidis, 24