Croatians Galore In Champions League Quarters
March 15, 2017
Two fantastic matches are upon us as Luka Modrić and Real Madrid will have their hands full with Bayern Munich while three Croatians will go at it in the Barcelona v. Juventus matchup.
Who would you like to see progress? And why?
Croatian supporters have been spoiled the past half decade when it comes to Champions League. A Croatian international has lifted the Champions League trophy four years in a row, and it looks promising for another one to do it in 2017.
Mario Mandžukić got the party started in 2013 with Bayern Munich. Luka Modrić helped Real Madrid get their record 10th Cup in 2014. It was then Ivan Rakitić and Barcelona in 2015 before Modrić and Mateo Kovačić were crowned in 2016 with Real Madrid for the 11th time.
And this year is no exception. The Round of 16 concluded Wednesday night and the big surprise was Monaco and Croatian goalie Danijel Subašić overturning a 5-3 first leg loss to Manchester City, winning 3-1 in Monaco to be joining the European giants in this Friday’s quarterfinal draw.
Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić and Real Madrid are one of the other seven clubs. Ivan Rakitić and Barcelona had to endure the most epic 10-minute ending to a CL game to get to this point. Mario Mandžukić and Marko Pjaca look to make some noise with Juventus, as the Italian champions have flown under the radar thus far. Šime Vrsaljko is getting starts at the backline regularly for Atletico Madrid, both in CL and La Liga.
Question is: who do you want to see matched up against each other in the quarters and what is your dream final?
Give me Real Madrid versus Juventus on June 3rd in Cardiff. Croatians (4) in the Champions League Final!