European Championship Qualifying - Group E
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Croatia 3-1 Slovakia: World Cup finalists top group to qualify for Euro 2020

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Croatia celebrate after booking their place at Euro 2020

World Cup finalists Croatia sealed their place at Euro 2020 by coming from behind to beat Slovakia in Rijeka to top Group E.

Robert Bozenik opened the scoring for Slovakia before Nikola Vlasic struck back in the second half.

Bruno Petkovic and Ivan Perisic then netted to secure the hosts' victory and a place at next year's finals.

Wales can take the second qualifying place in Group E with a win over Hungary in Cardiff on Tuesday.

Slovakia, who saw Robert Mak sent off midway through the second half, can still qualify for Euro 2020 if they beat Azerbaijan on Tuesday, and Hungary and Wales draw on the same night (both 19:45 GMT).

Line-ups

Croatia

  • 1Livakovic
  • 16Jedvaj
  • 6Caleta-CarBooked at 13mins
  • 5Peric
  • 3Barisic
  • 10Modric
  • 11Brozovic
  • 18RebicBooked at 43minsSubstituted forBrekaloat 54'minutes
  • 13VlasicSubstituted forKovacicat 75'minutes
  • 4PerisicSubstituted forOrsicat 82'minutes
  • 20Petkovic

Substitutes

  • 2Melnjak
  • 7Brekalo
  • 8Kovacic
  • 9Orsic
  • 12L Kalinic
  • 14Skoric
  • 15Pasalic
  • 17Rog
  • 19Badelj
  • 21Juranovic
  • 22Bartolec
  • 23Sluga

Slovakia

  • 1DubravkaBooked at 79mins
  • 2Pekarík
  • 3Vavro
  • 14Skriniar
  • 16Hancko
  • 19KuckaSubstituted forHrosovskyat 79'minutes
  • 22Lobotka
  • 17Hamsik
  • 10RusnákSubstituted forHaraslinat 63'minutes
  • 9BozenikSubstituted forDurisat 72'minutes
  • 20MakBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 4Valjent
  • 5Satka
  • 6Gregus
  • 7Haraslin
  • 8Duda
  • 11Bero
  • 12Rodák
  • 13Hrosovsky
  • 15Spalek
  • 18Mráz
  • 21Duris
  • 23Greif
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
8,212

Match Stats

Home TeamCroatiaAway TeamSlovakia
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home25
Away6
Shots on Target
Home13
Away3
Corners
Home15
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Croatia 3, Slovakia 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Croatia 3, Slovakia 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josip Brekalo (Croatia) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Slovakia. Marek Hamsik tries a through ball, but Lukas Haraslin is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Petkovic (Croatia).

  6. Post update

    Milan Skriniar (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bruno Petkovic (Croatia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mislav Orsic.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Milan Skriniar.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mislav Orsic (Croatia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bruno Petkovic.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Slovakia. Patrik Hrosovsky tries a through ball, but Lukas Haraslin is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia).

  12. Post update

    Stanislav Lobotka (Slovakia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josip Brekalo (Croatia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Borna Barisic with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Croatia. Conceded by Denis Vavro.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luka Modric (Croatia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcelo Brozovic.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Croatia. Mislav Orsic replaces Ivan Perisic.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josip Brekalo (Croatia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Modric.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Slovakia. Patrik Hrosovsky replaces Juraj Kucka.

  19. Booking

    Martin Dubravka (Slovakia) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Perisic (Croatia).

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England76013362718
2Czech Rep75021310315
3Kosovo73221312111
4Montenegro8035322-193
5Bulgaria7034517-123

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine76101521319
2Portugal74212061414
3Serbia74121515013
4Luxembourg7115714-74
5Lithuania8017525-201

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany76012461818
2Netherlands75111971216
3Northern Ireland741287113
4Belarus8116416-124
5Estonia7016221-191

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark74302251715
2Switzerland7421135814
3R. of Ireland733164212
4Georgia8224711-48
5Gibraltar7007225-230

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia85211771017
2Hungary740389-112
3Wales732286211
4Slovakia73131111010
5Azerbaijan7016516-111

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain97202652123
2Sweden95312091118
3Romania94231710714
4Norway93511710714
5Faroe Islands9108427-233
6Malta9108225-233

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland97111531222
2Austria96121981119
3Slovenia9423148614
4North Macedonia93241113-211
5Israel93241617-111
6Latvia9009228-260

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France97112361722
2Turkey96211631320
3Iceland95131210216
4Albania94141612413
5Andorra9117318-154
6Moldova9108324-213

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium99003423227
2Russia97022882021
3Scotland94051318-512
4Cyprus93151414010
5Kazakhstan93151214-210
6San Marino9009146-450

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy99002832527
2Finland9603158718
3Greece93241013-311
4Armenia93151316-310
5Bos-Herze93151717010
6Liechtenstein9027228-262
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