Who Is Dominik Livakovic? The Goalkeeper Was In A Good Mood On The Penalty Spot Vs Brazil

Dominik Livakovic put on a superb performance to let Brazil down and help Croatia win the penalty shootout and reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. More of Dominik Livakovic very good penalty kick vs Brazil here
  • Livakovic was excellent against Brazil
  • Made 11 saves in 120 minutes
  • Even saved a penalty


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Despite the presence of famous stars like Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic on the pitch, it is the 27-year-old goalkeeper who stands out the most. Dinamo Zagreb's keeper turned down Neymar four times, Lucas Paqueta twice and Vinicius and Antony each one to keep his side in shape for 90 minutes.
He also showed force in injury time but, he and his teammates could only hold out for so long, as he was rounded up by Neymar as Brazil took the lead at the end of thethe first half of extra time. However, Croatia attacked again in the second half, and Livakovic remained strong to hold Croatia and send the game to a penalty shootout. Over the course of 120 minutes, he made a staggering 11 saves, while Brazil goalkeeper Alisson made no saves.
But the heroes continued into the penalty shootout, as he saved Brazil's first attempt to secure the lead for Croatia and they continued to win when Marquinhos hit the post from the last penalty spot kick


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He comes from the youth academy NK Zagreb and has made a name for himself in his four years in the first team. He was quickly snapped up by Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb in 2015 and was initially loaned to their city neighbors but returned in 2016 to take on the number one goalie position. In January of the following year, he made his senior debut against Croatia, but it was not until 2019 that he made his regular appearance for the national team. He has now made 262 appearances for Dinamo and 39 for Croatia.


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The match against Brazil wasn't even the first time where he stood out at the World Cup. He was a savior for Croatia as they beat Japan on penalties, making three saves in the penalty shootout - becoming only the third player ever to do so at a World Cup.


He has made more saves against Brazil than any Croatian goalkeeper has ever made in a World Cup match, making eight saves in the first 90 minutes of the quarter-final.


Livakovic is sure to become one of the stars of this World Cup because of his strong and determined display for Croatia.


After Croatia won the penalty shootout, they made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
hey will face Holland or Argentina in their next match and will feel safe with Livakovic in goal.
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