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Monday, September 10, 2007

Eduardo Da Silva explodes for Croatia. Plus the goals on video

By 1970's Gooner

Croatia beat Estonia 2-0 at home on Saturday, courtesy of two excellent goals from Eduardo da Silva. Croatia are now top in Group E with Russia and England lying second and third respectively.

Eduardo showed what he is capable of doing in front of goal which is why Wenger after all paid 10m to buy him from Dinamo Zagreb over the summer.

He hasn’t produced this type of form yet for Arsenal but judging by these two goals he is quite capable of hitting double figures this season.

As his Croatia manager and ex West Ham player Bilic, intimated to Arsene Wenger, once he gets through the initial phase-in period he will “explode”

The striker scored with an overhead kick in the 39th minute from inside the box and again from a pass from Luka Modric, another reported target of Wenger’s, in first-half stoppage-time.

This was a spectacular left-foot shot into the top right corner from the edge of the penalty area proving he can score from outside the box too.

He has now scored eight goals for Croatia in this qualifying campaign. Let’s hope he continues this scoring spree in an Arsenal shirt.

You can watch the goals at the top of the page by clicking on the video window.

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