The Croatian Under-21 side has continued its unbeaten start to the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a 3:1 victory away against Austria last night.
Lukas Kačavenda opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a great strike from outside the box. Captain Bartol Franjić then doubled the lead before Luka Sučić scored from the spot in the 55th minute to make it 3:0.
Austria pulled a goal back late but it was a dominant performance from Igor Bišćan’s side, who now remain unbeaten after six matches in Group A.
1. Croatia 18 (6)
2. Norway 15 (6)
3. Austria 12 (7)
4. Finland 10 (6)
5. Azerbaijan 1 (6)
6. Estonia 0 (7)
The 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship will be the be co-hosted by Romania and Georgia.
U-21: AUSTRIA – CROATIA 1:3 (0:2)
Kvalifikacije za EP 2023., Skupina A.
Keine Sorgen Arena, Ried im Innkreis.
Austria: Hedl, Nemeth, Aiwu, Klarer (46′ Ivkić), Auer, Demaku, Braunoder (46′ Taferner), Kronberger, Schmid, Demir (82′ Husković), Adamu
CROATIA: Kotarski, Soldo, Vušković, J. Šutalo, B. Šutalo, Franjić, Palaversa, Sučić (83′ Pršir), Marin (90+2′ Ljubičić), Kačavenda (90+2′ Baturina), Šimić (83′ Fruk)