June 16, 2018 / 7:51 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer-Nigerian own goal gives Croatia half-time lead

KALININGRAD, Russia, June 16 (Reuters) - Oghenekaro Etebo was credited with an own goal as Croatia broke the deadlock just after the half-hour mark to take a 1-0 halftime lead over Nigeria in their World Cup Group D clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday.

A diving header from Mario Mandzukic took a deflection off the Nigerian midfielder and crept into the goal for a deserved lead as Croatia dominated the count of chances created in the first 45 minutes. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson in Nizhny Novgorod; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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