Croatia-Italy: penalty saved by Donnarumma, goal by Modric… Images of the minute that changes everything

Croatia-Italy: penalty saved by Donnarumma, goal by Modric… Images of the minute that changes everything

Gianluigi Donnarumma will long remember the 55th minute of this Croatia-Italy. For his team’s third Euro match, the PSG goalkeeper first had to face a penalty signaled by the video assistance, after a handball from Davide Frattesi. Facing the legend Luka Modric, he did not shy away and won the face-to-face by diving perfectly to the ground to his left.

But despite this feat from their goalkeeper, the Nazionale quickly found themselves under pressure, with a cross coming from the right about ten seconds later. Ante Budimir took it with the tip of his foot from six meters, but again stumbled on an imperial Donnarumma to avert the danger.

Bad luck for the ex-Milanese, the ball bounced off Luka Modric, who was lurking around ten seconds after his missed penalty. This time, the 2018 Ballon d’Or did not miss the offering (he thus became the oldest player in history to score in a Euro at 39 years and 289 days) and victoriously took the ball from left, in front of a heroic Donnarumma but abandoned by his defense. And Italy is in great danger for its qualification in the round of 16…

>> The Croatia-Italy match can be followed live on the Le Parisien website.

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