Croatia 0-1 Spain Highlights – Euro 2012
Jesus Navas scores a dramatic late winner as Spain produce a nervy performance to qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.
Watch Euro 2012 match, Croatia Vs Spain highlights here.
Venue: PGE Arena, Gdansk
Date: Monday, 18 June
Kick-off: 19:45 BST
0-1 Navas 88′
Croatia have won one of four games against Spain (W1, D1, L2). All of those matches have been friendlies.
The Croats prevailed in the first meeting, winning 2-0 in a friendly at Valencia’s Mestalla Stadium, a game current boss Slaven Bilic started.
The most recent encounter was in 2006, when Spain beat Croatia 2-1 in a World Cup warm-up in Geneva.
The Croats have committed 40 fouls so far – only the Czech Republic were penalized more often in the first two rounds of matches.
The last team to beat Croatia at the European Championship (excluding penalty shoot-outs) was England, who defeated them 4-2 at Euro 2004.
Mario Mandzukic has had four shots on target in the tournament, but has scored three times.
They have scored four goals in each of the European Championship group stages they have participated in (1996, 2004 and 2008). They have managed four goals so far this summer.
Spain are unbeaten in 16 competitive matches, recording 15 wins and one draw. Their last defeat was their 1-0 loss to Switzerland at the 2010 World Cup.
Against Ireland Xavi broke the European Championship records for most individual passes attempted (133) and completed (114), according to Uefa statistics.
Fernando Torres only spent 38 seconds on the ball against Ireland, but hit five shots (including four on target), scoring twice.