Martin Dubravka and Slovakia had a harrowing time in their EURO Qualifier against Croatia last night. They suffered a 0-4 drubbing at home in a significant match in Group E.
— HNS (@HNS_CFF) September 6, 2019
Both nations were on 6 points with a plus 1 goal difference in Group E after 3 matches. This result sees Croatia at the top of the group and Slovakia dropping to third.
The night started to turn ugly as the first half was coming to an end. Former Newcastle target and current CSKA Moscow midfielder, Nikola Vlasic scored his first goal for Croatia in the 45th minute.
CSKA midfielder Nikola Vlasic with his first goal for Croatia to put them ahead vs Slovakiapic.twitter.com/HQPoKD1u9a
— Liam Tyler (@tyler_lj) September 6, 2019
It would get worse right after the break as Bayern Munich midfielder Ivan Perisic would take a shot from outside the box that deflected past Dubravka in the 46th minute.
Croatia would add two more goals through Dinamo Zagreb forward Bruno Petkovic and Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren to make it 0-4.
Slovakia will travel to face second-place Hungary on Monday where Dubravka and his compatriots will need to put in a much better performance.