Published On : Sun, Jun 17th, 2018

Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0 after Etebo own goal

Luka Modric converted a penalty in the 71st minute to help Croatia to a 2-0 win over Nigeria in their World Cup Group D clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday.

Earlier, Oghenekaro Etebo was credited with an own goal as Croatia broke the deadlock just after the half-hour mark to take a 1-0 halftime lead over Nigeria.

A diving header from Mario Mandzukic took a deflection off the Nigerian midfielder and crept into the goal for a deserved lead as Croatia dominated the count of chances created in the first 45 minutes.