EURO 2020 Day 12: Scintillating Saka, Magical Modric, and Rejuvenated Croatia

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Euro fantasy player picks

Croatia has managed to finish second in the group with Perisic leading the attack. If spain don’t finish second in their group then Croatia will face a rather easy opponents in the round of sixteen. The left winger is priced at 8.6 million and has scored two goals while assisting another in the group stages. With just 3.6% ownership He’s a great differential pick.

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The English center halves have been rock solid so far not conceding any goals in the group stages. With Harry Maguire coming back into the line-up after his injury he’s another great differential pick with just 1% ownership and priced at 5.5 million.
If we’re talking about the underperforming English attack, Raheem Sterling seems like the logical way to go. He’s clearly in Southgate’s plans to start and has been there only goal scorer so far in the tournament. At 9.6 million he’s a great differential with just 4 percent ownership.

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If you’re looking for a cheaper route then Jack Grealish could be the one for you. He looked very threatening against Croatia and managed to grab an assist in the 1-0 win. At 7.6 million and with just 5 percent ownership he could very well be a great pick.

Player of the day

We honestly can’t choose one for tonight’s game. The two new inductees into the starting line-up for the three lions: Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka both were impeccable and didn’t make any errors. Starting Grealish was a long time coming but getting in Bukayo Saka was a huge decision as Dortmund Winger Jaden Sancho was once again left on the bench. This risk paid off as both the players completely lit up both the wings and were absolutely phenomenal.

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Saka didn’t get a touch of the ball until the 11th minute but managed to dribble past a couple of players and set up the ball for Jack Grealish who put in a delicious cross which was headed in by Raheem Sterling. Both Grealish and Saka were not in Southgate’s original plan for the Euros as they only made the squad due to Mason Mount being isolated after his contact with Gilmour and Foden being rested for the night. This make’s Southgate’s job harder for the knockout stages as he now has a variety of players who’ve proved to be more than good enough for that starting place.

Moment of the day

Scotland were playing very well in the second half as they were looking to grab their first Euros knockout stages spot. They were dominating the game up until the 64th minute when 36 year old captain Luka Modric decided to smash one in with the outside of his right foot into the top left corner.

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This was an absolute belter of a goal which completely crushed the spirited Scotland side and helped them eventually qualify with ease. The World cup runners up managed to qualify second in the group and will face the runner up in group D in the round of sixteen. Croatia have had a very tough Euros so far and hopefully this game will help them to shift the gears and get ready for a run in the knockout stages.

Social media moment of the day

To say that Harry Kane has been bad in the group stage would be a bit of an understatement. His presence in the box seems negligible and he has to drop very deep just to be able to get a touch of the ball. After coming of his best season ever grabbing both the Golden boot and top assister in the league, the whole country had high hopes from the England captain.

Harry kane got a glorious chance in the first half when he managed to get past the last man in the Czech defence. Sterling was available in a very easy goal scoring opportunity but he decided to go for glory himself. Although Vaclík made a very good right handed save this entire situation reminded England fans of one moment that they have been trying to forget since 2018. The infamous ‘Harry Kane should have squared it’ incident was uncannily similar to this entire scenario.

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