JOŠKO GVARDIOL, a great young (19-year-old) multi-price defender, unexpectedly became an irreplaceable first-team player for Croatia in the European Cup. Just a week before winning, he played for the national team for the first time.
Coach Dalic left the then main left-wing winger Borna Barisic. After his injury, he did not put aside the expected Bradalic, but Guardiola. He has also served as a goalkeeper and left winger, and Dalic is a defender. Guardiola not only played in the last 20 minutes of the four European games against Scotland.
However, when Guardiola lost to Croatia in the eighth final of the European Championship after extra time, Spain’s second and third goals encountered difficulties.
On the second goal, his opponent Cesar Azpilicueta ran over him and blocked him in a cross from Ferran Torres. Up front, for this he overtook him and scored with his head.
However, Guardiola’s third goal error in Spain was more serious than Rebic’s first goal error.
In the 77th minute of the game, Spain waited for a free kick on the left side of the penalty area. Players on both sides were looking for refreshment. However, the water was interrupted and drank by people nearby, while others followed the schedule closely.
Guardiol didn’t do that, but defended from his left, all the way to the center of the court, and took a bottle of water. So he left a hole on the right side of the Spanish attack.
Paul Torres noticed this and quickly passed the slash from the free kick to the opponent’s Ferran’s last name. He took advantage of Guardiola’s opportunity to leave “work” and his confused return, bounced the ball off Guardiola, left him alone in front of the Croatian goal, and scored for Livakovic.
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