Barcelona midfielder Busquets frustrated as Croatia defeat Spain

Postado Novembro 16, 2018

Croatia are looking to keep alive their slim hopes of progressing to the Nations League finals when they face Spain.

It's Spain's final game of the group, and they know a victory would be enough to ensure they finish first, while a draw could also be enough depending on how Croatia do against England on Sunday.

Jedvaj emerged as Croatia's hero with his first two global goals, sending the home crowd into raptures with his second when he swept home a rebound after Spain had twice come from behind.

A tame first half was followed by a frantic second as Croatia were twice pegged back by a rampant Spain side, Dani Ceballos levelling after Andrej Kramaric's opener, before a Sergio Ramos penalty cancelled out Jedvaj's first worldwide goal.

Dalic has a dilemma at left-back though, where Josip Pivaric and Ivan Strinic are both injured - so Tin Jedvaj or Matej Mitrovic will have to fill in. "There were always going to be chances until the end". "It was a very hard group with national teams that came from the World Cup in good form, very powerful, but I think we were the best team in the group". The lads went all out for a win, they all went forward in the dying minutes and the gamble paid off handsomely. The team last drew with England 0-0 in its second Nations League match.

Jedvaj, playing in an unfamiliar position as he is normally deployed on the opposite flank, made it 2-1 with a firm far-post header after an inch-perfect cross by Luka Modric.

Spain could still advance to the finals next summer.

Spain came storming back and equalised after Sime Vrsaljko twice handled the ball and Ramos sent goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic the wrong way with a calm spot kick.