Mario Mandzukic

  • Mario Mandzukic signed by Atletico Madrid July 9, 2014

    Current La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have secured Bayern Munich's Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic. German newspaper Bild reported that the Madrid-based club paid 22 million euros for the 28-year-old, who signed a contract till 2019, reports EFE. Spanish AS newspaper reported that Mandzukic's agent was the link between Los Rojiblancos and the...
  • World Cup 2014: Croatia face Mexico in a must-win game of Group A June 23, 2014

    Recife, Brazil: Mario Mandzukic's return from suspension helped keep Croatia alive in the World Cup. To lead his side into the second round, he may have to do something on Monday that no one has been able to do through two games in Group A: score against Mexico. Even Brazil was...
  • World Cup 2014: Mandzukic scores twice as Croatia thump Cameroon June 19, 2014

    Manaus: Mario Mandzukic scored two goals on Wednesday to keep Croatia in the mix at the World Cup with a 4-0 win over ten-man Cameroon, who cannot now advance from the group stage. Mandzukic, who returned to the team at the Arena da Amazonia after sitting out the opening loss to...
  • World Cup 2014: Fit Modric and debutant Mandzukic to lead Croatia charge June 18, 2014

    Midfielder Luka Modric and available-again striker Mario Mandzukic will spearhead Croatia's effort to keep alive their hopes of reaching the World Cup last 16 when they face Cameroon on Wednesday, coach Niko Kovac said. Modric has recovered from a foot injury he sustained in the opening 3-1 Group A defeat by...
  • Croatia name Modric, Lovren and Kranjcar in preliminary World Cup squad May 20, 2014

    Zagreb: Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic have been included in Croatia's experienced 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup where the small Balkan nation's team will play host Brazil in the opener. The skillful Real Madrid midfielder, with 73 appearances for Croatia, and the prolific Bayern Munich striker, with 54 caps,...
  • Bayern Munich knock Manchester United out of Champions League April 10, 2014

    Munich: Title holder Bayern Munich came alive in the second half after falling behind and beat Manchester United 3-1 on Wednesday to advance to their third straight Champions League semifinal. Bayern advanced 4-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in Manchester, but waited until the last 30 minutes to make the...
  • Bayern, City race for first-place finish in Group D November 26, 2013

    Frankfurt: Bayern Munich and Manchester City have already qualified for the knockout stage from Group D, leaving CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen to fight for third place and a slot in the Europa League. Bayern, three points ahead of City, travels to CSKA, while City host Plzen, which is still without...
  • Bayern striker Mandzukic ruled out for CSKA Moscow clash November 26, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic will miss his team's Champions League game against CSKA Moscow in Russia on Wednesday after failing to recover in time from a calf muscle injury. The Croat, who has scored eight goals in the Bundesliga and another two in Europe this season, remained in Munich...
  • Bayern, Man City into last 16 of Champions League; Real, United wait November 6, 2013

    London: European champions Bayern Munich led the charge into the last 16 of the Champions League when they beat Viktoria Plzen 1-0 to chalk up a record-equalling ninth straight victory in the competition on Tuesday. Manchester City, who clinched second place in Group A behind Bayern, also made it to the...
  • Bayern sparkle in 3-0 win over CSKA in Champions League September 18, 2013

    Munich: Holders Bayern Munich made a sparkling start to their Champions League title defence on Tuesday, Pep Guardiola's side easing past CSKA Moscow 3-0 in their Group D opener at the Allianz Arena. Bayern, attempting to become the first team to win the trophy in back-to-back seasons, got off to a...
  • Bayern make winning Bundesliga start on Guardiola debut August 10, 2013

    Munich: Treble winners Bayern Munich launched their Bundesliga title defence with a commanding 3-1 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday to mark a winning German league debut for new coach Pep Guardiola. Two first half goals in four minutes from Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic and a 69th minute penalty...
  • Mandzukic sends clinical Bayern into semis at the expense of Juventus April 11, 2013

    Turin: Bayern Munich weathered an early Juventus storm before Mario Mandzukic headed a second-half goal to help the Germans to a 2-0 win at Juventus on Wednesday and send them into the Champions League semi-finals. Juventus, chasing a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of the quarter-final tie and backed by...
  • Early wins for Croatia, Germany March 23, 2013

    London: Croatia proved too strong for bitter Balkan rivals Serbia in a World Cup Group A qualifier in Zagreb on Friday, winning their first meeting as independent nations 2-0. In other early action Germany, playing without any recognised strikers, triumphed 3-0 in Kazakhstan to stay top of Group C while...
  • Strikers give Croatia a chance at Euro 2012 June 11, 2012

    Warka (Poland): Even with Ivica Olic out injured, Croatia got off to a striking start at the European Championship. The Croats got two goals from Mario Mandzukic and one from Nikica Jelavic in their 3-1 win over Ireland in Group C. That's more than Spain and Italy combined after their 1-1...