Croatia return to parity against Brazil, Croatia takes match in tiebreaker in dramatic tie


Croatia return to parity against Brazil, Croatia takes match in tiebreaker in dramatic tie

Brazil-Croatia face Croatia in the quarter-final match of Qatar World Cup. However, in extra time, Brazil went ahead with Neymar's goal, but the Croats quickly equalized with Bruno Petkovic's goal. As a result, the match became a tiebreaker.

The two teams will play at the Education City Stadium on Friday. The match starts at 9 pm.

In the first half, the ball position was almost equal between the two teams. But Brazil was ahead in attack. Seleção made 5 shots, 3 of which were on target. On the other hand, the Croats made 3 shots but could not put any ball on target.

Brazil got a chance in the fifth minute of the match. But Vinicius Junior's shot was easily blocked by Croat goalkeeper Dominik Livakvic. Croatia could have gone ahead in the 13th minute. Josip Uranovic walks the ball from his own half almost to the D-box. Mario Pasalic crosses after receiving the ball. Ivan Perisic got the ball in a great position after Yurarovic's dummy in the box. But under the pressure of their Militao, he could not keep a shot on target. Brazil survived this journey.

Borna Sosa blocked Vinicius' shot near the penalty spot in the 20th minute of the game. A few seconds later, Neymar took a weak shot past the goalkeeper.

In the 42nd minute, Brazil received a free kick in a dangerous area. Neymar frustrates the goalkeeper with a shot.

Brazil increased the offensive edge in the second half. However, despite getting many chances, the team missed the goal. Almost the entire time was played in Croatia's half. Brazil created one chance after another in the rush of attack. But Neymar-Richardson-Vinicius failed in goal.

Brazil had a great chance just after the break. However, Yosko Guardiol blocked Neymar's shot from the penalty spot.

Neymar got another chance in the 55th minute of the game. This time the PSG forward took a left foot shot after receiving the ball from Richarlison. However, when he lost control, Livakovic easily returned the action at the near post.

Lucas Paqueta's incredible mistake kept Brazil from scoring in the 66th minute. The midfielder got loose in the D-box. Only the goalkeeper was in front, but couldn't get past him. After 10 minutes, Neymar's shot from the corner was blocked by the goalkeeper. Then the match went into extra time.

Brazil started aggressively in the first half of extra time. They shot one after another. Neymar finally broke the deadlock in the first added minute of the half. Neymar moved towards the goal in a one-to-one pass with Paqueta. Later, Neymar flicked the goal when Croat goalkeeper Livakovic came forward.

With this goal, Neymar surpassed the legendary Pele for the record of the highest goal for Brazil. The best star of the time scored 77 goals in 124 matches. And Pele scored the same number of goals in 92 matches.

However, in the 117th minute, Bruno Petkovic's extraordinary goal saved the match for Croatia. Petkovic beat Alisson with a long shot after receiving the ball from Orsich.

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