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April 13, 2019


Ivan Perišić bangs in penalty



It was one of the slowest weekends for Croatians in club play during the entire season. Ivan Perišić got the start for Inter Milan and played 70 minutes in a 3-1 Inter Milan win over Frosinone on Sunday. Perišić stepped up to the penalty spot for Inter in the 37th minute and cooly converted the spot kick to make it 2-0. Inter are now comfortably siting in third place in Serie A with only six matches remaining in the season and should lock up a spot for a Champions League berth in the next few weeks.



Ante Rebić had a subpar match for Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday as his side lost to Augsburg 3-1. With the loss, Frankfurt now only sit one point ahead of Borussia Monchengladbach for Germany’s final Champions League berth for next season.



Andrej Kramarić played the full 90 minutes for Hoffenheim as they defeated Hertha Berlin 2-0. He’s cooled down a bit in the past few weekends but Hoffenheim has been winning nonetheless and are now sitting in 6th place which is good enough for a Europa League berth.



Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 65 comments

  1. crnkovic says:

    -will antonio marin get minutes for dinamo?

    -what will the weekend bring for the progress of youngsters moro, majer, peric, sunjic and olmo at Dinamo?

    -will bruno petkovic build on his form and become a big player for us?

    will rog crack the sevilla first team?

    will brozovic continue to grow in stature pulling the strings for inter?

    will the god of halilovic ever find a team where he can mature and become a top player?

    will vlasic continue to become a top player at CSKA and get himself sorted for next season…

    brekalo is struggling for minutes at wolfsburg due to a change of formation by the coach

    where does vida play these days? what of mitrovic? how is benkovic doing at celtic?

  2. CroatiaU14 says:

    Youth Update:

    Majer and Moro have been playing great in the last number of games. Marin has been a star for the Dinamo Youth teams and has been extremely consistent. The future of our front three looks very good. We have Marin, Kulenovic, and Cuze, and other options such as Sego (who looks really good) and Baturina. Let’s not forget about Luka Ivanusec playing for Lokomotiva Zagreb. The 20 year old midfielder has been the star this season for Lokomotiva. Him, Palaversa, Moro and Majer are all in great form right now and are being heavily scouted, especially Moro and Ivanusec. Vlasic, as long as he keeps up his excellent form, will most likely go back to Everton or maybe another top European club over the summer. Benkovic has just returned for Celtic (On loan from Leicester City) after a knee injury sidelined him for a couple of months. He’s tall, strong, fast, and can win headers in both boxes. He could be a very strong center back for us in the future. Caleta Car has been starting for a struggling Marseille side, but at least he is getting time on the field. I thought he looked pretty good for us on his last appearance. Nikola Katic and Borna Barisic (injured) are both playing lots of minutes for Rangers. Barisic looked decent in the few minutes he played versus Hungary before hurting his leg. Brekalo is an excellent dribbler. The ball is practically glued to his foot, and if it was my choice, I would start him in our next Euro Qualifier. Dinko Horkas (20 years old, playing for Dinamo Youth teams) has made some excellent saves in the past two to three months. He won two shootouts for Dinamo in the Youth Champions league, and made a couple of clutch saves vs the Hajduk Second team.

    Coric and Halilovic need to find a right club. I am really hoping they can become excellent players. Mitrovic (I am pretty sure) is still injured. Vida is playing great in the Turkish League and may move to Roma in the Summer.

  3. Dannyj says:

    Thanks U14
    Let’s hope a couple of those guys can pan out

    What bout that youth goalie at Chelsea?
    The kid from Zagreb
    Does he have the goods?

  4. zlatna dolina says:

    Wow !!! Thanks a bunch CroatiaU14. That was a pretty comprehensive update on our young players. There is a lot of potential. I just hope they all get playing time. That’s the most important thing for young guys.

  5. CroatiaU14 says:

    Yeah of course I love keeping up with the guys.

    @dannyj I don’t know much about Žiger (the goalie for Chelsea’s youth) I think he’s pretty good though

  6. Suba says:

    I got another one will kovacic get a start and if he does will he get subbed out in the 62nd minute when Chelsea are 2 nil down at no fault of his own

    Will Kramaric score another goal and no one goes up to him to celebrate

  7. Suba says:

    will Rakitic play side way pedestrian style football just to wait on Messi to win the title for Barca and will Mandzukic play another master class at Juve to make all Croatian fans feel sick that he left the international scene

    will Perisic deliberately underperform at Inter to get traded to a different club

  8. Razbijač says:

    Will Kramaric become the first Croatian player in 20 years, to score 20 goals in a season in a Top Five League?????

    (He’s got 15, and Hoff has got 6 more games to play.)

  9. Dannyj says:

    Halilovic with the start and a bomb of a goal
    Let’s hope Laknat has been praying to the god of halilovic extra these days

  10. Suba says:

    I wonder what Belfodil will think of Kramaric achievement maybe thinking that half of it should of been his

    seriously what would be the next move for krama when he leaves hoffenheim either go to a bigger club in Germany or try another league because I feel unsure about whether he can step it up big time which would be needed for the Vatreni

  11. Razbijač says:

    If Kramaric hits 20 goals…..he’s entered the “Realm of Suker.” You could then make the case that Krama is ONE OF the greatest Croatian strikers.

    This is prolly one of those things he dreams about…

    As far as his next move goes, I think Krama should just stay where he is. In the words of my Dida (a wise man to boot): “Boje biti prvi u selu, nego zadnji u gradu.”

    Which translates roughly to the english saying: Better to be a big fish in a small pond, then a small fish in a big pond.

    Krama seems to have settled in at HOFF, and scoring goals regularly. Where his teammates kinda put up with him. I don’t know if his ego can handle playing second fiddle at a major club.

  12. The truth says:

    I get confused on people who trash kramaric performance for the nt…. Am i mistaken or is he the only one that’s scored for us lately except our left backs

    Add to that, that its not exactly tap in goals he’s putting in here

  13. BZ says:

    I’ve compared Kramaric to Suker when I defended his ass on this site 2 years ago. That said, he is a mini-Suker with a nose for goal. Suker was sooo much better.

  14. CroatiaU14 says:

    @maminjo hahaha

    Dani Olmo scored a banger today…do you guys want him to gain citizenship?

  15. Poglavnik says:

    And Suker totally ripped that from fat Ronaldo’s R9 Nike line. Suker was smooth as silk and had a real #9’s presence. Kramaric plays like a spazzy goal grubbing kid. He’s still a very serviceable player and the best we’ve got up top. Be funny to see Harry Kane and Kramaric in a 442. They’d probably kill each other over goals.

  16. Dannyj says:

    Too bad about olmo
    But seriously did anyone see the bomb halilovic scored
    He made it look like it came from nothing

  17. Anonymous says:

    @razbijac. Are you sure about olmo? Did fifa change the rule I forget the guideline number that if a player has lived in a country for 5 years which he has and has not been capped by the senior squad in this case Spain? I have to research that fifa rulebook again.

  18. Goku says:

    La Liga news for saturday 4/13/2019

    Rakitic rested, fukboi Kalinic on the bench, Rog gets 16 minutes instead of his usual 15

  19. Horvat says:

    Kramaric is as underrated for the national team as Mandzukic is overrated.

    I have been saying he needs to be our starting number 9 for the last 4 years now.

    Hard to complain about the World cup, but Dalic made a BIG mistake starting Mandzo over Kramaric.

    The guy is dangerous every time he has the ball in the final third. Best striker we have had since Suker! Start playing him up top and watch the goals he is going to start scoring.

  20. Poglavnik says:

    Eduardo’s touch and instincts in the box were awesome at times.
    If Kramaric can carry our goal scoring needs through the next couple of tournaments Id probably say so too.

  21. LAknat says:

    Our God Halilovic needs to be on the pitch for NT instead of Brekalo… Stupid Dalic will continue his stupidity and will cost us 24 corrupt system of Euro 2020 participation.

    you can see Halilovic goal:
    – Standard Liege vs Anderlecht –
    just type it on YouTube…

  22. The Truth says:

    Mandzukic could have easily surpassed 20 goals at Munich but that rat punk Guardiola benched him several games. He could have won the scoring title in the BL.

  23. crnkovic says:

    seriously. if a player with the that talent cant dominate the belgian league i dont know whats wrong

  24. Soul Champ says:

    Pep = Peder

    Anyone with a set of balls makes him cringe.

    Halilovic should be on the National team everyday and twice on Sunday.

    He is a natural attack winger with a sweet left foot.

    He is one you take care of despite club struggles.

  25. Christmas says:

    Quick thought on Kramaric: His actions, his sense of urgency in scoring goals, in my opinion were more deeply entrenched with what happened at Leicester. I think that experience has partly formed his soccer personality. Food for discussion.

  26. crnkovic says:

    I have an idea, why don’t we play with two goalies.
    One can play higher up. It could solve our goal tending

  27. Anonymous says:

    hahahah crnkovic youre so funny! lol! omg! ahah thanks for the input! you get a like!! ahah yea! so funny!

  28. Dannyj says:

    So the halilovic goal didn’t stand?
    Too bad
    Still man that was serious skill
    He does have that potential game changing ability
    Look how many goals we score outside the box these days
    Guys we are doing just fine
    We will be ok!

    Let’s qualify and not expect the world and we never know
    Modric the vets are gonna play lights out if they make euro

  29. BZ says:

    For the deeply inquisitive:
    1)Perisic takes the PK with his left foot.
    2)Why he didn’t take one for us is beyond me…and, yes,that is also a slight against Dalic’s subbing decisions.

  30. Soul Champ says:

    Perišić takes PK with left foot!

    These dude has so much talent.

    Forgive me .. but how does that much talent not have a better club career?

    I pray he can have a final club career chapter where he plays well away from Inter.

    He can have 4 more years at the highest level.

    He is an elite footballing athlete.

    Arsenal and Tottenham both have elite coaches that could bring out the best in him.

    This is his final move .. make a good choice!

  31. Dannyj says:

    Maminjo can’t seem to find it
    Tried even on Belgium sites
    Was disallowed from VAR

    The game was postponed I guess from fan trouble anyways

    I saw the goal on fb
    Don’t think it will let me share it

  32. crnkovic says:

    new formation 4150

    no striker. total freedom of movement for the 5 the drop, they go through the lines, the go into the channel the wing, total freedom to interchange position and find space. the back four remain solid and keep shape with brozovic the link man in front. the front 5 just link up and create crazy patterns. for this reason the game needs to be slowed down. front 5 = halilovic, vlasic, brekalo, coric and kovacic

    total freedom. no instructions. just create

  33. Anonymous says:

    Some still believe in Little Halilović.
    His long list of former teams and teammates don’t seem to agree.

  34. BZ says:

    Remember when Dalic played the starters vs the “up and comers” in a scrimmage. The starters won 7-0. Imagine what they would do to Halilovic, Vlasic, Brekalo, Coric, and Kovacic…maybe 14-0.

  35. Anonymous says:

    The Notre Dome burns today! This is symbolic of White Christianity in Western Europe. The Muslims are winning

  36. Anonymous says:

    Its hard to feel sorry for the French though when they have brought it upon themselves. At least they won the WC with their philosophy however so much about their society though.

    The difference is that muzzies still have the faith and we don’t anymore I’m afraid.

  37. Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous’s that said this,

    “The Muslims are winning”

    “muzzies still have the faith and we don’t anymore I’m afraid.”

    Speak for yourself you muppets, I believe Mohammed was a false prophet and anyone that believes in him is a fool.

    Anyway, you half-bloods/new Croats gotta understand that all you should be doing is writing sport comments and nothing more. So please, shut the fuck up and leave the serious comments to the full-blooded Croats in future, if they see fit to write any of course.

    You really gotta change the motto of this site to, “uniting Croatian half-bloods around the world” so when foreigners come here they understand that there is not many prototypical Croats to be found here.

  38. Colt Cerin says:

    There is a horse running at Santa Anita on Friday named ANONYMOUSLY. She has a better chance of winning than ANONYMOUS has of ever being right. At least she is not a racist.

  39. Anonymous says:


    Where were you when Soul Champ was calling France “west Africa united” ya little twerp?

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