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  • Denis Cheryshev 31'
  • Mario Fernandes 115'
2(3)
Quarterfinals
Finished
  • Domagoj Vida 100'
  • Andrej Kramaric 39'
2(4)
RUS
CRO
KO
  • CHERYSHEV FOR RUSSIA! 1-0! What an outrageous strike from the Villarreal man! Dzyuba slips around the Croatian defence and squares a ball to his striker, who takes one step around Vida and launches a 25-yard shot that nestles itself behind a shocked Subasic in the top-left corner! The hosts have the lead just after the half-hour mark!
    Russia
    Goal
    RUS - Denis Cheryshev
    31'
  • Dzyuba looks to spark a counter from a Croatian corner after Ignashevich conceded; Lovren hacks at his ankles on halfway as the last man to stop the attack and gets a booking.
    Croatia
    Yellow Card
    CRO - Dejan Lovren
    35'
  • Strinic does it again, this time in his own half, and referee Sandro Meria Ricci shows him the yellow card. From the break, Cheryshev sticks his effort into the side netting; close to a second goal.
    Croatia
    Yellow Card
    CRO - Ivan Strinic
    38'
  • KRAMARIC EQUALISES FOR CROATIA! 1-1! Russia's eight-minute lead comes to an abrupt end as they concede a soft goal on the back of a Mandzukic break, with the striker turning in a simple cut-back pass off the left wing, unmarked, for his teammate to head home behind Akinfeev on the right. Simple football; the hosts were caught in a woeful position there. All square in Sochi.
    Croatia
    Goal
    CRO - Andrej Kramaric
    39'
HT
  • Samedov is the man who departs for the hosts, having come into this game with a knock; Aleksandr Erokhin is his replacement.
    Russia
    Russia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out19 - Aleksandr Samedov
    Substitution - In0 - Aleksandr Erokhin
    54'
  • An interesting change from Croatia now as Perisic - one of their stronger performers across the pitch - makes way for the more defensive Marcelo Brozovic. Does this mean a switch for Modric to attack? Or are Croatia also bulking up at the back to play this one through to extra-time?
    Croatia
    Croatia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out24 - Ivan Perisic
    Substitution - In0 - Marcelo Brozovic
    63'
  • Russia make their second change and again it suggests that they have an eye on this game going beyond regulation time; Cheryshev makes way for Fyodor Smolov.
    Russia
    Russia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out24 - Denis Cheryshev
    Substitution - In0 - Fedor Smolov
    67'
  • Josip Pivaric is the latest change for Croatia, replacing Strinic. Just over quarter of an hour left of regulation time with the scores still locked.
    Croatia
    Croatia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out3 - Ivan Strinic
    Substitution - In22 - Josip Pivaric
    74'
  • Russia make their third - and possibly final - change as Dzyuba, who has been flagging alone upfield with the midfield dropped deep, replaced by Yury Gazinskiy.
    Russia
    Russia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out22 - Artem Dzyuba
    Substitution - In18 - Yuri Gazinskiy
    79'
  • Croatia make their third change now too; Kramaric is replaced by Mateo Kovacic.
    Croatia
    Croatia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out8 - Andrej Kramaric
    Substitution - In0 - Mateo Kovacic
    88'
FT
  • The change is in - and Vrsaljko has not recovered from his injury. Vedran Corluka is the man who arrives to bolster Croatia's defence, meaning Subasic will have to stay out there until the end - and that very well may include a penalty shoot-out.
    Croatia
    Croatia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Sime Vrsaljko
    Substitution - In5 - Vedran Corluka
    97'
  • VIDA GIVES CROATIA THE LEAD! From a soft corner conceded after Kutepov blasted a safe cross out of his own keeper's hands, it is the Besiktas man who gives his side the advantage for the first time in this game with a well-directed header that flies in at the bottom-right corner. Russia are stunned - they trail after 100 minutes.
    Croatia
    Goal
    CRO - Domagoj Vida
    100'
  • Russia's response is to bring on Alan Dzagoev for Golovin; they have less than 20 minutes to turn this around.
    Russia
    Russia
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Aleksandr Golovin
    Substitution - In14 - Alan Dzagoev
    102'
  • Vida is belatedly booked for his celebration after he removed his shirt too.
    Croatia
    Yellow Card
    CRO - Domagoj Vida
    102'
HT
  • Gazinskiy cuts down Mandzukic on halfway and is booked for his foul. When the Croatian man stays down, boos ring around Fisht Olympic Stadium in response.
    Russia
    Yellow Card
    RUS - Yuri Gazinskiy
    109'
  • Pivaric concedes a handball on the edge of the Russia box! On the right corner, the Croatian man clearly handles it in front of the referee and the free-kick is awarded. The hosts desperately need their equaliser here.
    Croatia
    Yellow Card
    CRO - Josip Pivaric
    114'
  • AND THEY GET IT THROUGH FERNANDES! RUSSIA EQUALISE! 2-2! The boy from Brazil - representing the host nation thanks to a presidential decree - nods home Dzagoev's free-kick with a great glancing header to tuck it into the bottom-left corner. What a goal; what a game we have on our hands.
    Russia
    Goal
    RUS - Mario Fernandes
    115'
ET
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Russia
Game Stats
Croatia
35%
Possession
65%
13
Shots
18
5
Shots (On goal)
3
6
Corners
8
1
Saves
3
25
Fouls
18

Lineups

1
Igor Akinfeev
1
Mario Fernandes
1
Ilya Kutepov
4
Sergei Ignashevich
0
Fedor Kudryashov
24
Daler Kuzyaev
0
Roman Zobnin
19
Aleksandr Samedov
0
Aleksandr Golovin
24
Denis Cheryshev
22
Artem Dzyuba
Russia
4-2-3-1
23
Danijel Subasic
0
Sime Vrsaljko
12
Dejan Lovren
0
Domagoj Vida
3
Ivan Strinic
0
Luka Modric
22
Ivan Rakitic
17
Ante Rebic
8
Andrej Kramaric
24
Ivan Perisic
5
Mario Mandzukic
Croatia
4-2-3-1

Team Stats

Russia

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
021
ForwardsGASHOFCFS
79'
01133
MidfieldersGASHOFCFS
00133
00120
102'
00031
67'
31'
10310
54'
00032
SubstitutesGASHOFCFS
54'(Aleksandr Samedov)
00220
67'(Denis Cheryshev)
00100
79'(Artem Dzyuba)
00020
102'(Aleksandr Golovin)
01001
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Croatia

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
023
ForwardsGASHOFCFS
01203
MidfieldersGASHOFCFS
00113
00222
01214
88'
39'
10310
63'
00210
DefendersGASHOFCFS
00122
100'
10111
97'
00011
74'
00033
SubstitutesGASHOFCFS
63'(Ivan Perisic)
00002
74'(Ivan Strinic)
00040
88'(Andrej Kramaric)
00012
97'(Sime Vrsaljko)
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Team Ranks

Russia
Game Stats
Croatia
35%
Possession
65%
13
Shots
18
5
Shots (On goal)
3
6
Corners
8
1
Saves
3
25
Fouls
18