Cameroon vs. Croatia: Live Player Ratings

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Cameroon vs. Croatia: Live Player Ratings
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Croatia hammered a 10-man Cameroon 4-0 in Manaus, as Alex Song was sent off in the first half.

Ivica Olic, Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic twice found the net in the Group A clash, with the result ensuring that Cameroon have been knocked out.

Here are the live ratings:

 

Cameroon Player Ratings

Player Half-time Full-time
Charles Itandje  5  4
Nicolas Nkoulou   5   4
Aurelien Chedjou  5  5
Joel Matip  6  5
Benoit Assou-Ekotto  6  5
Alex Song  3  3
Stephane Mbia  4  4
Eyong Enoh  6  5
Benjamin Moukandjo  6  6
Maxim Choupo-Moting  6  6
Vincent Aboubakar  7  7
Dany Nounkeu N/A 5
Pierre Webo N/A 5
Edgar Salli N/A 5

 

Cameroon First-Half Analysis

Charles Itandje: Looked a little nervy, but he saved well from Perisic's scuffed effort.

Nicolas Nkoulou: Composed display so far but nowhere to be seen for the goal.

Aurelien Chedjou: Solid but unspectacular.

Joel Matip: One bumbling run forward told the story of his team's first half.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto: Has quality when he wants to show it.

Alex Song: Moment of idiocy has cost his country dearly.

Stephane Mbia: Lack of end product hugely frustrating.

Eyong Enoh: Has energy in abundance.

Benjamin Moukandjo: Lively at the beginning but then tailed off.

Maxim Choupo-Moting: Taking up decent positions.

Vincent Aboubakar: His team's best player. Lively and dangerous. 

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Cameroon Second-Half Analysis

Charles Itandje: Hapless, clearly, but he's also unfortunate not to get more help from his defenders.

Nicolas Nkoulou: Quickly folded when the defence came under increased pressure following the Song red card.

Aurelien Chedjou: Replaced at half-time.

Joel Matip: Overrun in midfield by players of far higher quality.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto: Started to look disinterested and went missing for large periods.

Alex Song: Missed second half following first-half foolishness.

Stephane Mbia: Extremely poor and leggy. Game seemed too fast for him, as did former Sevilla teammate Ivan Rakitic.

Eyong Enoh: Ran around a lot but to little effect.

Benjamin Moukandjo: Missed a sitter late on and was largely frustrating.

Maxim Choupo-Moting: Has so much promise but seems unwilling to utilise it correctly.

Vincent Aboubakar: Best player for his side throughout. Often offered for a pass and was lively until being replaced.

Dany Nounkeu: On at half-time but had little to no effect.

Pierre Webo: Brought a good save from Stipe Pletikosa with a header.

Edgar Salli: Victim of a bad challenge by Eduardo.

 

 

Croatia Player Ratings

Player Half-time Full-time
Stipe Pletikosa  5  6
Darijo Srna  5  6
Vedran Corluka  6  6
Dejan Lovren  6  7
Danijel Pranjic  5  5
Ivan Rakitic  6  7
Luka Modric  7  7
Ivan Perisic  8  9
Sammir  6  6
Ivica Olic  7  7
Mario Mandzukic  6  8
Eduardo da Silva N/A 6
Mateo Kovacic N/A 6
Ante Rebic N/A 5

 

Croatia First-Half Analysis

Stipe Pletikosa: Hasn't had much to do.

Darijo Srna: Hasn't been at his best.

Vedran Corluka: Solid.

Dejan Lovren: Has handled everything that Vincent Aboubakar has tried.

Danijel Pranjic: Not getting forward enough.

Ivan Rakitic: Not quite at his stellar best, though good set pieces.

Luka Modric: Quietly effective.

Ivan Perisic: Best player on the pitch. Always seems to find space.

Sammir: Disappointingly ineffective.

Ivica Olic: Right place, right time for his goal.

Mario Mandzukic: A nuisance for Cameroon, and drew the red card.

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Croatia Second-Half Analysis

Stipe Pletikosa: Didn't have much to do.

Darijo Srna: Not the attacking force he once was.

Vedran Corluka: Did everything he needed to do.

Dejan Lovren: The team's leader at the back.

Danijel Pranjic: Steady.

Ivan Rakitic: Improved second half and almost scored a deserved goal.

Luka Modric: Made things tick in the middle.

Ivan Perisic: Man of the match. A terrific display capped off with a classy goal.

Sammir: Will be frustrated at not taking his chance to impress.

Ivica Olic: As hardworking as ever.

Mario Mandzukic: Two poacher's goals. Will be vital in the rest of the tournament.

Eduardo: Didn't take a presentable chance and was booked.

Mateo Kovacic: Pleasing cameo.

Ante Rebic: Didn't have enough time to impress.

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