World Cup - 5-3 aggregate score eliminated Brazil and Croatia to advance to the semi-finals2022-12-10 09:24
The quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup kicked off. After relying on Petkovic to draw with Brazil, Croatia let the game enter a cruel penalty shootout. Then Croatia successfully scored 4 penalty kicks and finally won 5-3. The total score eliminated the strong enemy Brazil to advance to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Only 5 minutes into the game, Brazil took the lead in creating a threat. After Vinicius made a pass from the left side of the penalty area and was blocked by the opponent player, Vinicius immediately cut inside to the top left of the penalty area and shot the far corner, but the ball was caught by the Croatian goalkeeper. Livakovic confiscated.
In the 21st minute, Thiago Silva passed the ball. After Neymar broke through, he shot in the penalty area and was resolved by the Croatian goalkeeper. In the 30th minute, Croatia organized an offensive opportunity. Juranovic sent a long pass from the right side of the front court, and Perisic cut in from the right side of the front court to the top of the penalty area and shot higher.
In the 42nd minute, Neymar's free kick in front of the penalty area was also directly confiscated by the Croatian goalkeeper.
Shortly after the start of the second half, Militao swept across the center from the right side of the penalty area. Gvadiol made a clearance under the interference of the opponent's players, causing the ball to go straight towards the goal, but the Croatian goalkeeper Livakovic blocked it in time Drop the ball. In the 55th minute, Richarlison sent a through pass, and Neymar attacked from the right side of the penalty area and was saved by the opponent's goalkeeper.
In the 66th minute, after Casemiro's long-range shot from the outside was blocked, Rodrigo's pass was blocked by the defender, and then Paqueta's shot in front of the small penalty area was resolved by Livakovic. In the 80th minute, Rodrigo returned a pass, and Paqueta shot a low shot from the left side of the penalty spot and was confiscated by the opponent's goalkeeper.
After 90 minutes, the two sides still couldn't break through the opponent's goal, allowing the game to enter overtime. When the two sides entangled until 1 minute of stoppage time in overtime, Neymar cooperated with his teammates, and then after receiving a pass from Paqueta, Neymar crossed the Croatian goalkeeper and shot the ball into the empty goal on the right side of the small penalty area, helping Brazil. 1 to 0 broke the deadlock.
Neymar equals Pelé's record
In addition, Neymar has scored in two consecutive World Cup games, which is also the 77th goal of the national team. Therefore, he also tied the record of Pelé and ranked first in Brazil's historical scorer list.
In the 117th minute, Orsic, who came off the bench, made a cross from the left side of the penalty area. Petkovic scored from the penalty spot and helped Croatia equalize the score 1-1.
Since the overtime still failed to decide the winner 1-1, the game went directly to a more brutal penalty shootout. In the first round, Vlasic made a penalty kick, and Rodrigo's penalty kick was saved by Croatian goalkeeper Livakovic, giving Croatia a 1-0 lead.
In the second round, Meyer made a hard shot from the middle and Casemiro took the penalty kick to the left and scored. Croatia still took the lead 2-1.
In the third round, Modric made a penalty kick and Pedro scored a penalty kick to the left of the goal. In the fourth round, Orsic scored a penalty kick, and Marquinhos' penalty kick hit the post, allowing Croatia to win 4-2 in the penalty shootout.
In the end, Croatia defeated Brazil with a total score of 5 to 3 and successfully advanced to the semi-finals of the second consecutive World Cup.
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