Croatia followers had been calling for Mislav Orsic to start out the Spain thriller – and Tottenham supporters would be capable of let you know why.
Nonetheless, Chelsea followers received’t know an terrible lot about fellow tremendous sub Mario Pasalic, regardless of the Croatia star spending six years on their books.
Though they had been finally eradicated by Spain, the 2 substitutes had been the protagonists in what must be essentially the most entertaining match of Euro 2020 thus far.
Each scored within the final 5 minutes as Croatia got here again from 3-1 right down to drive extra-time in Copenhagen.
Orsic, who bundled house on 85 minutes, is the man who scored that sensational hat-trick for Dinamo Zagreb in opposition to Tottenham within the Europa League final season, dumping the Premier League giants out of the competitors.
Then it was his improbable cross which allowed Pasalic, the Atalanta star, to equalise in harm time.
Chelsea’s captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, was on the rating sheet in regular time, whereas a former Blues striker Alvaro Morata finally helped Spain win the sport 5-Three in extra-time.
However Pasalic has his hyperlinks to Stamford Bridge, too – regardless of by no means making a aggressive look.
After 5 mortgage spells, a traditional Chelsea profession for thus many promising abilities, the 26-year-old joined Atalanta for £13.four million final June and netted six occasions in Serie A final season.
They might be going house, however it will be no shock to see each Croatia stars tearing it up on English shores sooner or later.