Netherlands vs Croatia Highlights
The goals from the extra-time by Bruno Petkovic and Luka Modric was an extraordinary one which was given by Netherland vs Croatia highlights as it lead victory to Victory against hosts. The first goal of the match was given by Donyell Malen at the 34th minute of the match. It was the only goal in the first half where Netherlands had lead over the visitors.
But it was equalized by the efforts of Andrej Kramaric as he shoot a goal through a penalty kick on the 55th minute. Croatia was able to pull out another goal on the 72nd minute as Mario Pasalic had a goal which took lead on Netherlands. Then on the 96th minute Noa Lang was able to pull out another goal for his home, which made pressure on the visitors.
But with the efforts of Petkovic and Luka Modric, Croatia were able to pull of a lead in the score, making a thrilling victory in the semi-finals of the Nations League. Croatia was able to pull of victory against Turkey with 2-0 in European championship.
Zlatko Dalic’s statement about victory
“It’s a victory for the Croatian people, we beat the Netherlands in front of their fans, Croatia has one more medal,” Zlatko Dalic told on a local TV afterwards.
“It’s impossible, unreal, but she deserves it. Surely this is a victory which will go down in history.” Croatia had seemed destined for the final when Andrej Kramaric’s penalty and a Mario Pasalic volley put them ahead after Donyell Malen’s opener. Croatia have reached just their second international final, following the 2018 World Cup where they were beaten 4-2 by France.
“We have bronze and silver, let’s go for gold so that we can finish this story,” added Dalic.
“He can be the one to help us win the gold medal,” Dalic told reporters, before addressing Modric’s future.
“Luka will decide for himself after the finals, but with him we are way better, we have far more quality.”
Croatia finished third at the World Cup in Qatar in December, four years after a runners-up finish at the tournament in Russia.
They will face Spain or Italy in the Nations League final on Sunday and Dalic hopes they can finally win a major tournament to crown a golden era for the national team.
“It would be a great reward to win the gold medal, I think we have deserved it,” Dalic said.
“We have been a team of constant quality for the past six years.”
Luka Modric shines on the match
Luka Modric was awarded with Player of the Match. Uefa’s panel had a clear decision with the player of the match for Luka. “A fantastic overall performance. He is the true leader of this team. He controlled the rhythm of play and his football intelligence is amazing.”
He was something else, one more magical night for Maestro. He was about to settle for a little, but soon he was able to dominate the contest. He outgamed the masters of the passing game Netherlands by his skills. They could not even challenge him in the ground.
He is close to the peak; At the World cup in Qatar, he was excellent but was not able to shine in the extra-time against Japan. As his records are stunning, he plans on leaving Real Madrid as the club looks for some new players.
A number of passes stood out. One with the outside of his right boot. Another with his instep that carved an angle through the opposition defence, drawing gasps from the crowd. He was allowed his bow seconds before the final whistle and received an ovation.
His international future beyond this competition is uncertain but if Sunday’s final back in this same stadium is to be the end of the road it could prove a fitting finale. Croatia have never won an international tournament. Thanks to Modric, they are one game away again.