Cameroon 0 Croatia 4: Player ratings as Arsenal target impresses

Cameroon 0 Croatia 4: Player ratings as the Africans are dumped out of the World Cup at group stage

By Alex Peace
Cameroon
0
Croatia
4

Croatia

Stipe Pletikosa Little to do throughout the evening. 6

Darijo Srna Roamed well from right-back to support the waves of Croatia attacks. 7

Vedran Corluka Former Tottenham Hotspur defender was untroubled for the most part. 6

Dejan Lovren Dealt with Cameroon’s crosses well early on but an easy night after 10 men. 6

Danijel Pranjic Got forward well from left back and put some dangerous balls in. 7

Luka Modric Dropped deep to pick up the ball, regularly starting attacks and played a great pass in the build up to the opener. 7

Ivan Rakitic Quiet early on but very involved after the red card with some good passing to keep Croatia ticking. 7

Ivan Perisic (Man-of-the-match) Great ball to set up Olic for the opener and a fantastic solo run and finish for the second, involved in a lot good with Croatia. Subbed with 10 minutes to go. 9

Sammir Struggled to get involved early on but key to Croatia’s build up against the ten men. Substituted. 7

Ivica Olic Fantastic awareness to stay onside and put away the opener, a willing runner all night and subbed with 20 minutes to go. 8

Mario Mandzukic The Arsenal target was an aerial menace at both ends and made up for a bad miss with a thumping header to make it 3-0 and a simple finish for goal number four. 9

Substitutes

Eduardo His shot lead to the fourth. 6

Mateo Kovačić Came on and applied himself well with some smart passing. 6

Ante Rebic N/A

Cameroon

Charles Itandje Looked very shaky and his poor kick led to Croatia’s second. 4

Stephane Mbia Surged forward at every opportunity but defended well against Mandzukic and co. 7

Aurelien Chedjou Nothing he could have done for the goal and subbed at half time. 5

Nikolas N’Koulou A tough night after the red card and had a tough time against the waves of Croatia attack. 5

Benoit Assou-Ekotto Looked very reliable at left-back, although he did clash with team-mate Moukandjo. 6

Alex Song Stupidly sent off for a violent elbow on Mandzukic. Just as Cameroon were coming back in to the game. 1

Joel Matip Started very brightly getting Cameroon forward well from the middle of the park but quieter after the red card. 6

Eyong Enoh Had to change position after the red card and was a little uncertain as a consequence. 5

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting A quiet evening, especially after the sending off. 5

Vincent Aboubakar Caused Croatia problems with some strong running and was lively. Subbed with 20 minutes to go. 7

Benjamin Moukandjo Lively early on with some quick running but faded quickly. 6

Substitutes

Nounkeo N/A

Webo N/A

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