October 13, 2020 – The Croatia U-21 team topped Greece in Athens on Tuesday, keeping their hope alive for a spot in the tournament next summer.
After a convincing 10-0 in Zagreb against San Marino, Igor Bišćan’s team played their second October qualifying match in Athens, away against Greece, who they defeated 5-0 in Varaždin in September.
This time around, Majer scored the only goal of the match in the 27th minute, with a deft reaction after a cross by the persistent Šutalo from the right side of the pitch.
Croatia kept its lead until the end of the game, with several chances for the second goal. Greece fired just four shots at Šemper’s goal – and just two into the box – while Croatia had 14 attempts and eight corners.
At a later date in Group 4, Lithuania and the Czech Republic and San Marino and Scotland will meet. Croatia will continue its qualifying campaign on November 12 on a visit to Scotland, while the qualifications will end on November 17, when it welcomes Lithuania.
EC U-21 Qualifiers, Group 4:
1. Croatia 16 (8)
2. Czech Republic 15 (8)
3. Scotland 14 (7)
4. Greece 13 (8)
5. Lithuania 7 (7)
6. San Marino 0 (8)
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