Croatia vs Spain: Familiar foes cross paths in Euro 2020 knockout stage
Spain and Croatia meet for the third consecutive European Championships, with a quarter-final spot on the line.
When: Monday June 28, 17:00 BST
How to watch: ITV
Last three matches
Croatia 3-2 Spain (Nations League - Nov 15, 2018)
There had been little sign of the drama to come as the sides went in at half-time at 0-0, but the match burst into life in the second half.
Adrej Kramaric had put Croatia ahead in the 54th minute, but the lead was short-lived as Dani Ceballos equalised just two minutes later.
Tin Vedvaj headed Croatia back in front in the 69th minute before they were pegged back yet again by a Sergio Ramos penalty with 12 minutes to go.
Spain 6-0 Croatia (Nations League - Sep 11, 2018)
Saul Niguez started the party with a towering header in the 24th minute, before Real Madrid's Marco Asensio made it two in the 33rd minute.
Four minutes into the second half, Rodrigo showed the eye for the goal that eventually caught Leeds United's eye, slotting home an Asensio through ball.
And it would get worse for the Croats as Sergio Ramos headed home the fifth after 57 minutes, before Isco joined the party, smashing home a sixth from just inside the area with 20 minutes to go.
Croatia 2-1 Spain (Euro 2016 Group Stage - June 21, 2016)
Both sides had already qualified for the last 16 of Euro 2016 by the time they met in the final Group D game, but top spot was on the line in Bordeaux.
Alvaro Morata poked in a Cesc Febregas cutback in the seventh minute, but that would be as good as it got for Vicente del Bosque's men.
Nikola Kalinic converted an Ivan Perisic cross just before half-time, before Perisic himself scored the winner in the 87th minute, beating David de Gea at his near post with a crisp strike.
Croatia wins: 3
Croatia goals: 9
Spain goals: 15
Spain hit top gear at the right time
Spain's victory over Slovakia was a real statement of intent, with the performances of returning captain Sergio Busquets and PSG's Pablo Sarabia, in particular, grabbing the headlines.
Majestic Modric the Croatia talisman once again
Luka Modric's sublime strike against Scotland means he is now Croatia's oldest and youngest-ever goalscorer, and the Real Madrid man is as valuable as ever to the Croats.
Not that Modric is their only threat, with Ivan Perisic and Nikola Vlasic also finding the net against the Scots.
Perisic, however, has since tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the clash, delivering a huge blow to Croat hopes.
Spain, meanwhile, look to be peaking at just the right time. While we expect Croatia to find the net we like the look of Spain to win and both teams to score, at around 11/4.
After tipping him to score last time out, Ferran Torres did the business for us against Slovakia and we're happy to roll the dice on him finding the net again at 7/4.
His backheel within a minute of coming on against Slovakia would certainly have caught the eye of his coach, and Torres has now scored five goals in his last eight appearances for Spain.