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Comment on Vlašić Does It Again by Ante

Comment on Vlašić Does It Again by Ante

22/10/2018, Croatia, Multi Sports, Croatian Sports.com, Article # 27940559

^^^^^^This is what happens when a boy takes on a man.I think it is quite clear who is who.No need to add anything further.I have to say one more thing….it was a wonderful response.Well worth reading :-)



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Comment on Croatians Around Europe VIII by Poglavnik

Comment on Croatians Around Europe VIII by Poglavnik

22/10/2018, Croatia, Multi Sports, Croatian Sports.com, Article # 27938716

Watched the Chelsea game and was rather impressed with Kovacic. Particularly the first half. Chelsea definitely suit him and it doesnt hurt to be playing near Hazard. They’ve got a nice understanding on that left side.



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Croatians Around Europe VIII

Croatians Around Europe VIII

22/10/2018, Croatia, Multi Sports, Croatian Sports.com, Article # 27938356
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Rakitić calms down the crowd after scoring against former club Sevilla

 

 

After a brief dip in performance, Ivan Rakitić is back in World Cup form for Barcelona. Rakitić played the full 90 minutes for Barca on Saturday and scored a beautiful volley from 18 yards out in the 88th minute in a 4-2 victory over former club Sevilla. Raketa respectfully did not celebrate the goal against Sevilla. Barcelona now sit atop the La Liga table by one point – and with Lionel Messi out three weeks due to an arm injury – more will be demanded from Rakitić and company; especially with El Clasico coming up.

 

 

Rakitić Volley

 

 

Marko Rog Goal @ 4:45

 

 

Napoli’s Marko Rog made a quick cameo appearance on Saturday – coming on in the 85th minute – and scored an insurance goal within the first minute of being on the pitch. The strike through a busy Udinese defense made it 3-0 and will lift Rog’s confidence as he has been a bench player for Napoli this year.

 

 

Livaja Goal

 

 

Marko Livaja scored a goal for AEK Athens on Saturday against an unknown Apollon Smyrnis side in a 2-0 win. Livaja did nothing for Croatia in two September matches against Portugal and Spain – and with the current crop of U-21 players moving up the ranks – his time with the Vatreni may be short lived.

 

 

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Lovren in action vs. Huddersfield Town

 

 

Meanwhile in England, Dejan Lovren got a rare start at right back for Liverpool on Saturday in a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town. The win keeps Liverpool undefeated in the young season and tied atop the table with Manchester City. Lovren was given a ‘6’ grade for contributing to the clean sheet but was once again gawked at for a ‘bizarre’ clearance attempt, RushTheKop reported. Mateo Kovačić got the start for Chelsea and played 69 minutes in a 2-2 draw vs. Manchester United. Chelsea remain undefeated as well, but when will Kovačić get on the scoresheet?

 

 

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Is it time to panic at Real Madrid? The reigning European champions lost again this weekend – this time 2-1 to Levante – and have now dropped points in five straight matches. Their lone goal vs. Levante was their first in 450 minutes and something gas to be brewing in the locker room since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Luka Modrić played the full 90 minutes vs. Levante but his magical World Cup form looks to be gone. Luckily for Real Madrid, the rest of La Liga has beat up on each other and they only trail leaders Barcelona by four points. Maybe their Champions League match against Viktoria Plzen this week can get them back to there winning ways.
 

 



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Comment on Croatians Around Europe VIII by The Great Anonymous Doom

Comment on Croatians Around Europe VIII by The Great Anonymous Doom

22/10/2018, Croatia, Multi Sports, Croatian Sports.com, Article # 27938357

The Croatian midfield has as much talent as it needs. What is missing is the right secondary combination. Modric-Rakitic-Brozovic proved to be an effective combination in the world cup because of their ability to maintain possession and keep their sights on holes in the defense—not an easy task against Denmark, Russia, or England. France was a tougher opponent, the game would have been different if the referee had been fair. Badelj might have been a better defensive mid than Brozovic in that situation. Badelj-Kovacic-Modric played well against Portugal. It would be interesting to see Rog enter the game plan too—he has performed exceptionally well when called upon.



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Comment on The Weekend Water Cooler: Another Rakitić Volley by The Great Anonymous Doom

Comment on The Weekend Water Cooler: Another Rakitić Volley by The Great Anonymous Doom

22/10/2018, Croatia, Multi Sports, Croatian Sports.com, Article # 27937904

The Croatian midfield has as much talent as it needs. What is missing is the right secondary combination. Modric-Rakitic-Brozovic proved to be an effective combination in the world cup because of their ability to maintain possession and keep their sights on holes in the defense—not an easy task against Denmark, Russia, or England. France was a tougher opponent, the game would have been different if the referee had been fair. Badelj might have been a better defensive mid than Brozovic in that situation. Badelj-Kovacic-Modric played well against Portugal. It would be interesting to see Rog enter the game plan too—he has performed exceptionally well when called upon.



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Comment on The Weekend Water Cooler: Another Rakitić Volley by Soul Champ

Comment on The Weekend Water Cooler: Another Rakitić Volley by Soul Champ

22/10/2018, Croatia, Multi Sports, Croatian Sports.com, Article # 27937504

@ Dannyj

That’s what I am talking about.

Dalić needs to infuse November squad with hungry young ballers.

Win, lose or draw .. UNL should stand for UEFA November League.

Full focus to bring young competitors who want to make a name for themselves.



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Comment on Croatians Around Europe VIII by Soul Champ

Comment on Croatians Around Europe VIII by Soul Champ

22/10/2018, Croatia, Multi Sports, Croatian Sports.com, Article # 27938358

@ Dannyj

That’s what I am talking about.

Dalić needs to infuse November squad with hungry young ballers.

Win, lose or draw .. UNL should stand for UEFA November League.

Full focus to bring young competitors who want to make a name for themselves.



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Comment on The Weekend Water Cooler: Another Rakitić Volley by The Real Zlatan Hrvat

Comment on The Weekend Water Cooler: Another Rakitić Volley by The Real Zlatan Hrvat

22/10/2018, Croatia, Multi Sports, Croatian Sports.com, Article # 27937003

Is Rakuten Ivan Rakitics company? Sounds fishy.



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Comment on Croatians Around Europe VIII by The Real Zlatan Hrvat

Comment on Croatians Around Europe VIII by The Real Zlatan Hrvat

22/10/2018, Croatia, Multi Sports, Croatian Sports.com, Article # 27938359

Is Rakuten Ivan Rakitics company? Sounds fishy.



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