They celebrated their first wins in the fourth group of the EURO 2024 qualifiers, Croatian and Walesafter the draw between them for the first matchday.
The Croats triumphed in their (theoretically) toughest game of these qualifiers, after prevailing 2-0 her Turkey away from home, having him as the main protagonist Mateo Kovacicwho scored both of his team’s goals!
It was Turkey that came into the game stronger, missing a good chance to open the scoring in the 3rd minute with Under, while at 10′ Akturkoglou sent the ball into the net, but his goal was disallowed as offside. Finally, Mr Kovasic gave Croatia the lead with a beautiful spot kick, following some fine teamwork, while the Chelsea midfielder made it 2-0 at 45’+4′ when he found himself in the right spot after Gounoc’s save from Pasalic’s cross shot, giving big lead on his team. Turkey pressed in the second half, but could not even reduce, staying in 3rd place and 3 points.
She also celebrated her first victory in these qualifiers Waleswhich defeated the Latvia in Cardiff, easier than the final shows 1-0. The hosts were superior throughout the match and created several chances, eventually taking the lead in the 41st minute after a cross from James and his nailed head Kiefer Moore. In the 49th minute, Nico Williams hit the post with a powerful long-range shot in Wales’ biggest missed chance, who had little trouble holding on to their lead, eventually taking home a 1-0 win.
The standings of the 4th group
1. Croatia 4 (3-1)
2. Wales4 (2-1)
3. Turkey 3 (2-3)
4. Armenia 0 (1-2)
5. Latvia 0 (0-1)
Source: Sport Fm
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