Croatia v Spain, 28 June 2021

Score5-3 to Spain
Referee Cüneyt Çakir
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals - Round of 16
VenueParken Stadion, Copenhagen
Attendance22,771
Kick-off: 6.00pm local After extra time - 3-3 at 90 minutes. Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Bahattin Duran (TUR) and Tarik Ongun (TUR) Fourth official: Andreas Ekberg (SWE) Video Assistant Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER) This was match no. 42 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. Spain's 6-0 win in the UEFA Nations League in September 2018 remains as Croatia's biggest-ever defeat.

3  Croatia

Manager: Zlatko Dalić

5  Spain

Manager: Luis Enrique

Goals:

Pedri own goal 20 OG
Mislav Oršić 85 G
Mario Pašalić 90 G

Goals:

Pablo Sarabia 38 G
César Azpilicueta 57 G
Ferran Torres 77 G
Álvaro Morata 100 G
Mikel Oyarzabal 103 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković
Defender Dulje Caleta-Car
Defender Joško Gvardiol
Defender Domagoj Vida
Defender/Midfielder Josip Juranović
Midfielder Marcelo Brozović
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder Luka Modrić (captain)
Midfielder Nikola Vlašić
Forward Bruno Petković
Forward Ante Rebić

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Unai Simón
Defender Eric García
Defender José Gayà
Defender Aymeric Laporte
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Midfielder Koke
Midfielder Pedri
Midfielder Pablo Sarabia
Midfielder Sergio Busquets (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Ferran Torres
Forward Álvaro Morata

Substitutions:

Andrej Kramarić for Bruno Petković 46
Mislav Oršić for Ante Rebić 67
Josip Brekalo for Josip Juranović 74
Ante Budimir for Mateo Kovačić 79
Mario Pašalić for Nikola Vlašić 79
Luka Ivanušec for Luka Modrić 114

Substitutions:

Dani Olmo for Pablo Sarabia 71
Pau Torres for Eric García 71
Jordi Alba for José Gayà 77
Fabián Ruiz for Koke 77
Mikel Oyarzabal for Ferran Torres 88
Rodri for Sergio Busquets 101

Cards:

Marcelo Brozović 73 Y
Dulje Caleta-Car 84 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić
Goalkeeper Simon Sluga
Defender/Midfielder Šime Vrsaljko
Midfielder Milan Badelj
Midfielder Luka Ivanušec
Midfielder Mislav Oršić
Midfielder Mario Pašalić
Midfielder Mile Škorić
Forward Josip Brekalo
Forward Ante Budimir

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Goalkeeper Robert Sánchez
Defender Diego Llorente
Defender Pau Torres
Defender/Midfielder Jordi Alba
Defender/Midfielder Marcos Llorente
Midfielder Fabián Ruiz
Midfielder Rodri
Midfielder Thiago Alcántara
Midfielder/Forward Dani Olmo
Midfielder/Forward Mikel Oyarzabal

Comments:

Croatia had now failed to progress beyond the first knockout game on each of the four times they had reached the stage at the UEFA European Championship finals; also 1996, 2008 and 2016. They had now failed to score in one of their last 11 games at major tournaments (scored 21 goals). Croatia had now lost nine of their last 17 games (won five).

Comments:

Spain became the first-ever team to score five or more goals in consecutive games at the UEFA European Championship finals. They had now lost one of their last 28 games, and remained undefeated in 12 games (won six). Aged 18 years and 215 days, Pedri became the youngest-ever player to start a game in the knockout stages of the UEFA European Championship finals; previously England’s Wayne Rooney against Portugal in 2004 (18 years and 244 days).