Oremuš takes centre stage in Croatia win

Published: Tuesday 13 October 2009, 21.45CET
Croatia 3-1 Serbia
Mirko Oremuš scored one, created another and was sent off as Croatia defeated their neighbours to climb three places in Group 7.
by Elvir Islamović
Oremuš takes centre stage in Croatia win
Mirko Oremuš, pictured in Hajduk Split colours, had an eventful game for Croatia ©Getty Images

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CroatiaSerbia

Goals scored3
 
1
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red cards1
 
0
Goal attempts13
 
7
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
5
Fouls committed23
 
16

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Published: Tuesday 13 October 2009, 21.45CET

Oremuš takes centre stage in Croatia win

Croatia 3-1 Serbia
Mirko Oremuš scored one, created another and was sent off as Croatia defeated their neighbours to climb three places in Group 7.

Mirko Oremuš scored one, created another and was sent off as Croatia defeated Serbia 3-1 in Varazdin to climb three places in Group 7 and join their neighbours on six points.

Great opener
Opportunities had been wasted by both sides when Oremuš collected the ball outside the box in the 32nd minute and fizzed a wonderful shot into the top right-hand corner of Branislav Danilović's goal. The HNK Hajduk Split attacker then provided the assist for the second seven minutes after the restart, charging down the right and crossing for Andrej Kramarić to score with ease.

Second yellow
The visitors halved the deficit in the 69th minute, Adem Ljajić teeing up Nemanja Tomić to give Serbia hope with plenty of time remaining. Their chances of drawing level seemingly increased when Oremuš was shown a second yellow in the 75th minute, although the all-important fourth goal went Croatia's way as substitute Krešo Ljubičić drove the ball across Danilović and into the opposite corner with seven minutes to play to seal maximum points for Dražen Ladić's hosts.

 

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Last updated: 14/10/09 11.35CET

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