Monday, June 11, 2012

Republic of Ireland 1-3 Croatia: EURO 2012 | June 10 Match

Mario Mandzukic struck twice to ruin Ireland's long-awaited comeback to a EURO finals as Croatia defeated Republic of Ireland. Mandzukic headed in a goal as early as the 3rd minute - the 6th fastest goal in EURO history. Ireland levelled through a header by Sean St. Ledger in the 19th minute. Nikica Jelavic reclaimed the lead two minutes before half time and a second goal by Mandzukic in the 49th minute sealed the victory for Croatia.


Match statistics for Republic of Ireland 1-3 Croatia game

Goals scored - Republic of Ireland 1, Croatia 3
Attempts on target - Republic of Ireland 5, Croatia 9
Attempts off target - Republic of Ireland 8, Croatia 6
Corners - Republic of Ireland 1, Croatia 7
Fouls committed - Republic of Ireland 12, Croatia 18
Yellow cards - Republic of Ireland 1, Croatia 2
Red cards - Republic of Ireland 0, Croatia 0

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