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UEFA EURO 2020 R-16 : Spain Vs Croatia Match Preview, Line Up, Live Info

Spain Vs Croatia
SCHEDULE
TIME
MATCH :
Spain 
 V/s
Croatia
(EURO 2020)
DATE:
28-06-2021
TIME:
9:30 PM IST (UTC +5:30)
STADIUM:
    Telia Parken

Full Time
SPAIN [5]-[3] CROATIA
Man Of The Match - Sergio Busquets
  Lineup
Spain
Spain XI:
 Simon; Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Laporte, Gaya; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Sarabia, Morata, Ferran
 Lineup
Croatia
Croatia XI:
Livakovic; Juranovic, Vida, Caleta-Car, Gvardiol; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Vlasic; Rebic, Petkovic
Recent  H2H  Matches
SPAIN
 CROATIA
PLAYED : 6
WON : 3
LOSS : 2
DRAW : 1
PLAYED : 6
WON : 2
LOSS : 3
DRAW : 1


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Recent  6  Matches
SPAIN
CROATIA
WON : 3
LOSS : 0
DRAW : 3
WON : 2
LOSS : 2
DRAW : 2


Probable XI



Spain XI : Simon; Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Laporte, Gaya; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Sarabia, Morata, Ferran

Croatia XI :  Livakovic; Juranovic, Vida, Caleta-Car, Gvardiol; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Vlasic; Rebic, Petkovic
 


Match Facts



Croatia last faced Spain in any competition during the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League. While the Croatians won the most recent of those two meetings (3-2 in November 2018), they lost the other 6-0 in September 2018, a result that remains their heaviest ever defeat in international football.

◾This will be Croatia and Spain’s third major tournament meeting, with both previous such clashes coming in European Championship group stages. Both sides won once each: Spain in 2012 and Croatia in 2016.

After winning EURO 2008, the 2010 World Cup and EURO 2012, Spain have since been eliminated from both of their last two major tournament knockout round matches (World Cup/EUROs): the last 16 stages of EURO 2016 (v Italy) and the 2018 World Cup (v Russia). Spain last suffered elimination in three consecutive such knockout stage participations when doing so across the 1994 World Cup, EURO 1996 and EURO 2000.

Spain boasted a higher Expected Goals (xG) total than any other side in the EURO 2020 group stage (8.8), although only Scotland (3 – 1 goal from 4 xG) underperformed their xG by a higher total than the Spaniards (2.8 – 6 goals from 8.8 xG). Indeed, the two players who underperformed most based on xG in the group stage were Spanish – Gerard Moreno (0 goals from 2.1 xG) and Álvaro Morata (1 goal from 2.9 xG).

◾Since the start of the 2018 World Cup, Croatia have failed to score in just one of their 10 games at major tournaments (EUROs and World Cup), netting 18 goals in total from an Expected Goals tally (xG) of 13.6 (netting 4.4 goals more than expected); indeed, last time out versus Scotland, Croatia scored three goals from an xG of 1.0 (netting 2 goals more than expected) – the highest positive differential in a game in the EURO 2020 group stage, and the highest at all in the competition since France scored five against Iceland in the quarter-final at EURO 2016 from an xG of 1.8 (netting 3.2 goals more than expected). 

Spain forced more pressed sequences (sequences where the opposition has three or fewer passes and the sequence ends within 40 metres of their own goal) than any other side during the EURO 2020 group stages (60), while their average of 8 passes allowed per defensive action was the lowest by any side in the round.

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 SPAIN [2] - [1] CROATIA

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