Shakhtar on international duty: Darijo Srna came off the bench

On March 26, Croatia national team played another friendly match. The chrges of Ante Cacic locked horns with the Hungarians in Budapest.

Hungary 1-1 Croatia

Goals: 0-1 Mandzukic (29’), 1-1 Dzsudzsak (79’)

Croatia: L. Kalinic, Vrsaljko, Corluka, Schildenfeld, Vida, Modric, Antolic, Brozovic, Kovacic, (Srna, 76’), Perisic, Mandzukic

After the first half, the Croats took the lead. On 29 minutes, Mandzukic got on the end of a Perisic cross - 0-1. After that, Hungary national team could have levelled it, but Kalinic coped with a dangerous shot by Kleinheisler.

On 76 minutes, Darijo Srna appeared on the pitch. The captain quickly recovered after the injury in the game against Israel. Just a minute later, Darijo was close to scoring a goal: his free kick whizzed just inches from the Hungary goal! At the same time, the hosts immediately took advantage of their set piece, with Dzsudzsak masterfully lobbing it over the wall to make it 1-1.

Towards the end of the friendly, the teams had no scoring chances, except for a long-ranger by Modric, which was saved by the goalkeeper. The meeting ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

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