Another game, another penalty shootout and another fantastic performance from goalkeepers sees Croatia progress to the quarterfinals.
The match will be remembered for the fastest two goals in World Cup history and heroics of both goalkeepers, who saved 3 penalties each. Mathias Jorgensen opened the scoring in the first minute courtesy of a helter-skelter in Croatia's box only to see Mario Mandzukic equalize three minutes later. It looked like it would be a great game of football but the teams went on to play with caution for the rest of the match. It was only in the 116th minute that Ante Rebic earned a penalty to give Croatia hope to finish the game before penalty shootout but Luka Modric failed to beat Kasper Schmeichel. The spirited Danish goalkeeper, supported by his legendary father Peter from the stands, went on to save another two penalties in the shootout but three of his teammates wasted their attempts. Danijel Subasic was the hero of the night as he saved three penalties and took Croatia to the quarterfinals after less than impressive performance.
Croatia will now face Russia in the quarterfinal.