The second day of World Cup 2018 last 16 offered a different kind of atmosphere compared to the first match day as all of the matches ended in penalty shoot out.
Not only that there’s simply not many goals being scored in the two games played, so picking up the best was kind tricky, though Mario Mandzuki’s strike for Croatia that made the score 1-1 can be considered the best of the bunch.
Mandzukic scored his first goal in the tournament after just four minutes of play, but it was an equalizing goal as his team conceded first against Denmark, which scored straight from kick off.
The Juventus striker scored after a nice attacking move from his teammates, which created havoc on the Danish Dynamite’s penalty box, allowing the former Bayern Munich’s attacker to finish the opportunity in such calm fashion.
The game ended 1-1 in normal time plus 2 x 15 minutes of extra time and things must be settled via penalty shoot out, in which Croatia end up as the winner.
Although Mandzukic himself didn’t participate in the shoot out, but his calm and finely executed effort early in the first 45 minutes.
The 32 -year-old showcasing that he can always be relied upon in front of goal, although he hasn’t always been known as a prolific goal scorer.