Eriksen scored an unreal goal for Croatia with a long-range shot. But how did they let him punch like that?! Video

Anatoly Romanov

Anatoly Romanov

Croatia - Denmark - 2:1

True, Denmark still lost and missed the first place in the group.

While the French team is fighting for survival in the first group of division A of the League of Nations, the leaders of the quartet Denmark and Croatia are fighting for the first place. Before this round, the Danes were ahead of the Croats by two points, but Zlatko Dalic’s team got a good chance to overtake the team of Kasper Julmann in case of a victory over a rival in Zagreb. And I took advantage of this opportunity.

The first half of the match at Maksimir ended in a goalless draw, and the Croats never hit the target (the Danes – twice). It cannot be said that the “checkers” game was going well, but at the beginning of the second half they still scored. After taking a corner, a cross from the left flank and clearing the ball, Stuttgart defender Borna Sosa was first on the rebound and gently rolled the ball into the corner of Kasper Schmeichel’s goal.

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Coming forward, the Croats began to dominate and continued to create dangerous moments. But their victory was nearly canceled by Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen. The leader of the Danes scored an unrealistically beautiful goal! It all started with the loss of the Croats in their own half of the field – an inaccurate pass was given by the central defender of Dinamo Zagreb, Josip Shutalo. After the interception, the ball was quickly delivered to Eriksen, and he struck a reference blow from behind a free kick in the top nine. However, the midfielder’s brilliant game does not cancel questions for the defense of the Croats. How was he allowed to shoot so freely? Some kind of collective madness of the hosts’ players.

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This is Eriksen’s seventh cap since the summer of 2021, when he suffered a heart attack against Finland at Euro 2020. And the third goal – before that, he scored against the Dutch and the Serbs. Meanwhile, Christian has no goals for Manchester United yet.



Teams of France and England must answer for the failure.  But there's almost no chance
Teams of France and England must answer for the failure. But there’s almost no chance

Surprisingly, the Danish team very easily gave the opponent an advantage. Just two minutes later, Rennes midfielder Lovro Mayer made it 2-1. The Croatian completed a cool combination in the center, but Schmeichel did not bail out. Even more surprising is that Mayer appeared on the field just a minute before his goal. By the way, a little earlier, ex-CSKA midfielder Nikola Vlašić came on as a substitute, who played 20 minutes, while Zenit defender Dejan Lovren remained on the bench until the final whistle.

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Now everything is in the hands of the Croats – they have 10 points, and ahead of the away match with Austria (September 25). The Danes will play the same day at home with France. The team of Didier Deschamps, which, we recall, is the current owner of the trophy, will go to Copenhagen for a victory so as not to be relegated to League B.

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