Gibraltar, who were playing their first competitive UEFA match, started well before Croatia capitalised on Gibraltar having a man sent off. In the 70th minute things got worse for the Iberian Peninsulians when they went down to 9 men through injury. Roma defender Tin Jedvaj gave the Croats a 1-0 halftime lead, before the flood gates opened in the second spell, which saw Dinamo Zagreb’s Marko Kolar hit home a second half hat trick. Croatia now face Cyprus in their next match on Saturday.
Croatia – Gibraltar 7-0 (Jedvaj 41, Pašalić 45+2-11, Kolar 50, 62, 85, Mujan 89, Biljan 90+2) (photo: HNS)