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June 11, 2013 1:30 AM SGT
Stade de Genève — Carouge
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Player Ratings: Croatia 0-1 Portugal

Goal was on hand to cast a judgmental eye over proceedings, as Cristiano Ronaldo's opener was enough to give his side victory, despite plenty of chances for both sides

By Simon Harrison

  • Danijel Subasic
    1
    0
    3.00

    Danijel Subasic

    Made a couple of decent reflex saves, in what was generally a decent performance. Will be thankful for the intervention of the woodwork, however, which saved him on two occasions.

  • Darijo Srna
    0
    0
    2.50

    Darijo Srna

    Led by example, not only contributing defensively, but getting forward too. Struggled to deal with the lively Vieirinha in the second half, but put in some good deliveries.

  • Domagoj Vida
    1
    0
    2.50

    Domagoj Vida

    Made a couple of important interceptions, but didn't have a great deal to do over the course of the game, as Hugo Almeida was very quiet.

  • Ivan Strinic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ivan Strinic

    Tenacious performance, which kept Varela quiet for large periods of the game, but did suffer from Silvio bombing forward regularly in the first half.

  • Vedran Corluka
    0
    1
    2.00

    Vedran Corluka

    A steady game, in which he wasn't particularly tested for pace, due to Bento's choice to field Almeida upfront. Almost gave away a second goal for his side, after he was robbed of the ball needlessly by Vieirinha.

  • Hrvoje Milić
    0
    0
    2.50

    Hrvoje Milić

    Was unfortunate that a couple of rebounds from Eduardo's goalkeeping didn't fall within his reach, but he harried well in midfield and got forward when possible.

  • Ivo Ilicevic
    1
    0
    3.00

    Ivo Ilicevic

    Delivered a couple of decent balls from the byline, which unfortunately couldn't be turned home, but was reasonably creative in the first half. Faded after the break, however.

  • Ivan Rakitic
    3
    0
    3.00

    Ivan Rakitic

    Kept possession composedly and kept play moving effectively, feeding overlaps down Croatia's right flank. Played more of a supporting role, as opposed to pulling the strings himself.

  • Luka Modric
    10
    1
    3.50

    Luka Modric

    Similarly to Rakitic, the Real Madrid man kept the ball phenomenally well, carrying play with confidence and keeping the ball moving constantly. Didn't carve open Portugal himself, but was always an option.

  • Ognjen Vukojevic
    1
    0
    2.50

    Ognjen Vukojevic

    Battled well in the centre of midfield, as the likes of Moutinho were kept relatively quiet throughout, forcing Portugal to play through Varela or Vieirinha more times than not. Replaced not long after being booked.

  • Ivica Olic
    0
    1
    3.00

    Ivica Olic

    Wasted a few good chances for his side, most notably inside the first ten minutes, but pressed well in the first half. Not the best performance from the Wolfsburg man - he was always in the right place, he just couldn't find the finish.

Substitutions

  • Arijan Ademi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Arijan Ademi

    Despite being a defensive midfielder, the youngster showed that he could also be composed in possession and move the ball well.

  • Alen Halilović
    9
    1
    3.50

    Alen Halilović

    An impressive young substitute, as he looked composed on the ball and even popped up with a great effort on goal in the final few minutes, which was turned around the post well by Eduardo.

  • Ivan Perisic
    3
    0
    3.00

    Ivan Perisic

    Missed two good chances in quick succession, but was generally a good option, as he often found space in wide areas on the left.

  • Mateo Kovačić
    8
    0
    2.50

    Mateo Kovačić

    Worked hard, pressing and battling well. Offered a bit of extra steel to the Croatia midfield and his efforts freed up space for Modric to operate in.

  • Nikola Kalinic
    0
    1
    2.50

    Nikola Kalinic

    Worked hard up front, but his only great contribution was a great flick around the corner for Perisic, which his team-mate failed to control effectively.

  • Eduardo
    1
    0
    3.00

    Eduardo

    Was solid in between the sticks, making one particularly smart stop to deny Halilovic in the dying stages of the game. Commanded his area quite well, despite one first-half flap.

  • Bruno Alves
    3
    0
    3.00

    Bruno Alves

    Won his aerial battles well and predictably didn't take any prisoners when dealing with the tenacious Olic. Made a couple of important clearing headers.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    4
    0
    3.00

    Fabio Coentrao

    Bombed on well in the first half, cutting back a couple of useful balls which Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't convert. Due to his pace and tenacity, Varela's involvement seemed to become restricted.

  • Ricardo Costa
    0
    1
    2.50

    Ricardo Costa

    Was good aerially in his own area, but also dangerous when he made his way up for set pieces. Didn't struggle against Olic or Kalinic, as both strikers were dominated effectively by Costa and his defensive partner.

  • Silvio
    1
    0
    3.00

    Silvio

    Proved to be a marauding force in the first half, bombing on well to cause a host of problems. He delivered the cross which was flicked on for Ronaldo's goal, but faded after the break.

  • Custodio
    0
    0
    2.50

    Custodio

    Kept the ball composedly, but lost out a little in comparison to the slick possession of Modric and Rakitic. Battled well and sat in when required - an efficient performance.

  • Joao Moutinho
    1
    1
    2.50

    Joao Moutinho

    Didn't do much wrong whatsoever, but it was perhaps one of Moutinho's quieter games for the Seleccao during this season. His range of passing was good and he kept play moving.

  • Ruben Amorim
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ruben Amorim

    Spurned a glorious chance to double Portugal's lead merely minutes after Ronaldo's goal, in what was one of his only successful ventures forward.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
    15
    3
    3.50

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Took his goal well and lit up the game in the first half with his mazy, skilful dribbling. Proved tough for the Croatian defence to deal with, and was unfortunate to strike the crossbar.

  • Hugo Almeida
    1
    1
    2.00

    Hugo Almeida

    Very quiet throughout the game, not offering a great deal whatsoever. Could have converted if Vieirinha had played an accurate square ball to the back post in the second half, when the target man was totally unmarked.

  • Silvestre Varela
    1
    0
    3.00

    Silvestre Varela

    Quiet in the first half, except for a nice touch to set up Ronaldo's goal. His powerful driving runs proved problematic for Croatia to deal with, due to his strength on the ball.

Substitutions

  • Sereno
    1
    0
    2.50

    Sereno

    Proved to be a worthy deputy for Bruno Alves, as he wasn't turned at all in the second half, as Croatia couldn't manage to get in behind the Seleccao back four.

  • Rubén Micael
    1
    1
    2.50

    Rubén Micael

    Struggled a little more than the man he replaced, as Croatia were allowed to push forward with reasonable confidence in the second half but did just enough to prevent deliveries from the likes of Srna.

  • Vieirinha
    2
    0
    3.50

    Vieirinha

    Very lively on the ball and proved to be Portugal's spark of creativity in the absence of Ronaldo. Should have grabbed at least one assist, but the Wolfsburg man proved to be a real menace for Croatia.

  • Nélson Oliveira
    1
    0
    2.50

    Nélson Oliveira

    Offered more in terms of mobility in comparison to Hugo Almeida, but didn't really get the service required for him to have the opportunity to test Subasic.

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