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Pedri scores brace as Spain defeat Northern Ireland; Croatia beat Portugal

Updated on: 10 June,2024 08:08 AM IST  |  Palma (Spain)
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Meanwhile, Croatia finished their Euro 2024 preparations with an impressive 2-1 friendly win over Portugal on Saturday. Zlatko Dalic’s side beat the Euro 2016 winners in the Lisbon suburb of Oeiras

Pedri scores brace as Spain defeat Northern Ireland; Croatia beat Portugal

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Pedri Gonzalez struck twice for Spain as they thumped Northern Ireland 5-1 in their final friendly ahead of Euro 2024 on Saturday. Alvaro Morata, Fabian Ruiz and Mikel Oyarzabal also netted for Luis de la Fuente’s side in Mallorca.


Meanwhile, Croatia finished their Euro 2024 preparations with an impressive 2-1 friendly win over Portugal on Saturday. Zlatko Dalic’s side beat the Euro 2016 winners in the Lisbon suburb of Oeiras. 


Roberto Martinez’s Portugal fell to only their second defeat in 13 matches under the Spaniard. Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the bench by Martinez. Croatia veteran Luka Modric netted his 25th international goal from the penalty spot after Vitinha felled Mateo Kovacic. Substitute Diogo Jota pulled Portugal level but Budimir soon restored Croatia’s advantage with a header.


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