Portugal vs Croatia Player Ratings

Portugal vs Croatia Player Ratings: Diogo Jota Scores in Cristiano Ronaldo’s Absence

Portugal vs Croatia Summary

Ante Budimir helped Croatia preventing a loss against the host Portugal at Centro Desportivo Nacional do Jamor. Luka Modric opened the scoring sheet with execution from the spot in the eighth minute before Diogo Jota leveled Portugal 40 minutes later. Here are the Portugal vs Croatia Player Ratings:

Portugal Player Ratings

Goalkeeper and Defence

Diogo Costa (7.5/10)
The FC Porto goalie made five crucial saves with four of them were from the in-box shots. But the game result is still far from what was expected.

Diogo Dalot (6.8/10)
His poor season with Manchester United was reflected in this game as Dalot could not produce a significant defensive effort with only one tackle committed.

Ruben Dias (7.3/10)
Shown his true level by leading the defensive force for Portugal. Dias had three clearances plus one interception and tackle respectively.

Goncalo Inacio (7/10)
A huge night for the youngster as he had four clearances to secure the area apart from his 97 percent of successful passing distribution.

Nuno Mendes (7/10)
Running down the flank to deliver balls for the attacking force, Mendes made two successful long passes plus one key pass.


Joao Palhinha (6.9/10)
A little sloppy performance from the Fulham midfielder as he lost the ball four times, leading him to commit one foul during the game.

Bruno Fernandes (7.4/10)
Made a difference in Portugal’s attacking unit, delivering four accurate long passes plus winning the ground duel four times.

Vitinha (7.3/10)
The in-form PSG midfielder caused troubles for Croatia’s defence with delivering nine successful long balls.


Bernardo Silva (6.9/10)
The only thing he could be proud about was his passing contribution, delivering 90 percent of successful passes with two key passes for Portugal.

Joao Felix (6.6/10)
Not the best day in the office for Felix after only playing 45 minutes, delivering one shot that went off-target and one was blocked.

Goncalo Ramos (6.9/10)
Did not doing his job as a striker properly with only delivering one shot off target during the 45 minutes appearance.


Joao Cancelo (7.2/10)
Came on in the second half to make an impact which unfortunately did not go according to plan for Portugal.

Nelson Semedo (7.1/10)
The Wolves player won three ground duels but lost the ball twice, just like the rest of the Portugal squad, Semedo failed to bring his team avoiding the defeat.

Rafael Leao (6.6/10)
Leao came in the second half replacing Joao Felix but the AC Milan winger could not break Croatia’s defence apart.

Diogo Jota (7/10)
The only player that brought hope for Portugal after coming in the second half. However, Ante Budimir ruined it all with his goal.

Pedro Neto (6.8/10)
He only appeared for 20 minutes, delivering one shot on target from 20 touches.

Matheus Nunes (6.6/10)
During nine minutes of his appearance on the edge of the game, Nunes delivered seven successful passes out of seven attempts.

Croatia Player Ratings

Goalkeeper and Defence

Dominik Livakovic (7.2/10)
One of the most outstanding players for Croatia in the game, collecting four crucial saves to prevent his side from losing.

Josko Gvardiol (7.5/10)
Gvardiol gave the Portugal players hell throughout the game with his thick-wall kind of agility down the flank.

Marin Pongracic (7.3/10)
Worked hand-in-hand alongside Sutalo to keep the ball away from Croatia’s net which was done well overall.

Josip Sutalo (7.3/10)
No Portugal attackers leaving the box without his touches. Sutalo made six clearances and three tackles to keep the net safe.

Josip Stanisic (6.7/10)
Struggled a little bit in dealing with the likes of Vitinha and Joao Felix but still managed to complete the game until the final whistle.


Marcelo Brozovic (6.7/10)
Brozovic is still go it when it comes to guarding the midfield. He made 52 touches with a 93 percent of successful pass ratio.

Mateo Kovacic (7.3/10)
Dynamically linked with Luka Modric in the midfield, allowing the ball to flow smoothly throughout the game.

Luka Modric (7/10)
Silenced the host crowd with his early penalty inside eight minute. Modric made way for Luka Sucic in the 54th minute.


Andrej Kramaric (6.5/10)
Not really an impressive performance from Kramaric with only one shot was on-target.

Lovro Majer (7/10)
Winning duels and caused a little havoc in Portugal’s defensive area.

Ante Budimir (6.8/10)
If it was not because of the goal, Budimir played a relatively so-so game today as he lost the possession four times and committed three fouls.


Ivan Perisic (6.7/10)
The former Inter Milan player was struggled to pull himself together as he lost the ball 13 times.

Mario Pasalic (7/10)
Appearing for 36 minutes, he managed to deliver all of his 15 passes successfully.

Luka Sucic (6.4/10)
Coming on to replace Luka Modric, managed to keep the lead for Croatia until the final whistle.

Bruno Petkovic (6.8/10)
Replacing one of the goal scorer Budimir, Petkovic played only 23 minutes which he used for touching the ball 12 times plus winning one ground duel and one aerial duel respectively.

Luka Ivanusec (6.5/10)
Touching the pitch in the last 15 minutes of the game, Ivanusec delivered 12 successful passes out of 13 attempts.

Nikola Vlasic (7.2/10)
Guarding the midfield better than Brozovic. Vlasic collected nine accurate passes out of 10 attempts plus six ground duels win.

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