Euro: R16: Croatia vs. Portugal, 6/25/2016

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  1. booyakasha Registered User

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    let's not kid ourselves...so was he.
     
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    Nani's pass was pure genius
     
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    Hopefully you're not serious.
     
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    Still can't believe they dropped Kalinic. He didn't play well when he came on, but by that point Croatia had lost any potential advantage of playing him.
     
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    I also can't deny how much fun it is riling up the three Leverkusen that exist. :laugh:
     
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    Hate to say this but completely expected, Croatia NEVER show up in these games, they played scared. I'm not even that angry compared to eight years ago because they didn't even have shot on target ffs
     
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    Are you blind?
     
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    This is truly depressing for all Croatins. We were better team whole match. Portugal tactis is disgrace. I wonder what will Ronaldo say now ?He blame Iceland for playing defence?
     
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    Pjaca played for 10 mins and created 3 chances, but our brilliant coach left him on the bench for 110mins.
     
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    You were better. But you weren't good enough to have really deserved the win. Neither team earned progression today. You're crap attacking structure would be what I would be most concerned with where I a Croatia fan.
     
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    No but you sure need glasses. Did you not see one team parking the bus? Like seriously?
     
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    They were not a lot better. They made the play but didn't get anything from that. You should have some good chances when you play a turtling team.
     
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    He wasn't overly conservative. He just didn't have good forward passing options most of the match. He still did very well to find more advanced players given how Croatia were structured, and he moved up field to combine with those more advanced players too.

    Watching their domestic matches provided plenty of evidence of creative football. Scoring over 2 goals per game shows that they convert that creativity into goals at a very high rate. What exactly are you expecting?
     
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    I saw one team parking a bus and a second team doing nothing to open it up but hoping that they'd let you catch them on the break.
     
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    It's a cheap tactic but how does that make them worse when Croatia didn't have any chance to speak of?
     
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    Glad it's over.
     
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    Oh, really? More shoots,bigger possession, more chances. Persic hit post one minute before goal.Vida few chances.
     
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    Good defensive work by CR7 on that goal
     
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    correct.

    It was like bth teams playing for a draw..:help:

    In a knockout stage??..IMO these 2 teams disgraced the game with that performance..
     
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    Up until extra time for Croatia-Portugal it was a pretty piss poor day for football.
     
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    Undeserved win but only in the sense that both teams were equally terrible and it should have gone to penalties. Don't know what the Croatian fans ITT are on about acting hard done by, you had zero shots on target and didn't even threaten to score until the last minutes of extra-time. Croatia were hardly more ambitious with their play, they had more of the ball because they have better midfielders but that's it.
     
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    What a garbage game. Boring as ****. 1 shot on goal between two teams in 120 minutes. Hilarious. Can't say either deserved advancing.
     
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    Yes really. How many shots were on target and a safe? Not all too many. One chance a minute before. That's crap considering they attacked all game. It seemed their tactic was to counter the Portuguese counter.
     
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    Technically 2 shots on goal, right (both on the same play)? Still, a really boring match apart from the last five minutes or so.
     
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    The first half of ET was pretty terrible as well.
     

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