Qualifying round (Group 7) - 04/09/2010 - 16:00CET (16:00 local time) - Cika Daca - Kragujevac
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Serbia - Croatia 2-2 - 04/09/2010 - Match page - Under-21 2011

Point earns Croatia progress

Published: Saturday 4 September 2010, 20.00CET
Serbia 2-2 Croatia
Croatia clinched first place in Group 7 and a play-off berth after two Ivan Perišić goals gave them the point they needed.
by Ivan Vjetrović
from Cika Daca stadium
Point earns Croatia progress
Serbia's Marko Jovanović (left) takes on Dejan Školnik ©UEFA
 

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SerbiaCroatia

Goals scored2
 
2
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts4
 
6
Attempts off target3
 
2
Corners3
 
7
Fouls committed19
 
17

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Published: Saturday 4 September 2010, 20.00CET

Point earns Croatia progress

Serbia 2-2 Croatia
Croatia clinched first place in Group 7 and a play-off berth after two Ivan Perišić goals gave them the point they needed.

Croatia secured the point they needed to reach the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs after getting the point they needed to win qualifying Group 7.

Two points clear of Slovakia at kick-off, Croatia knew a draw in their final game would give them an unassailable advantage due to their head-to-head advantage over the second-placed side, who play Norway on Tuesday. And two Ivan Perišić goals made sure of that even though Filip Duričić equalised with eight minutes left to confirm third position for Serbia.

The home side led on three minutes when Miloš Bosančić found Stefan Šćepović, who beat two Croatia players and lobbed Ivan Kelava. However, nine minutes later Dejan Školnik's corner was turned in by Perišić, and they combined in identical style to make it 2-1 just past the half-hour in similar style, the Club Brugge KV midfielder heading past Branislav Danilović

Marko Jovanović's unselfish cut back to substitute Duričić, who had come on just four minutes earlier, ensured points were shared but Croatia can look forward to Friday's play-off draw., in which Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Greece are already assured places They are just one two-legged tie in October away from next June's finals in Denmark.

 

Last updated: 04/09/10 21.08CET

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