Split, Croatia, Oct 10 (efe-epa)- Croatia defeated Hungary 3-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying here Thursday thanks to a brace by Bruno Petkovic, getting revenge for a loss in Budapest in March.

With the victory, the Croats (13 points) increased their lead over Slovakia in Group E to three points, while Hungary remain in third place with nine points.

Croatia employed a high press at the start of the game and that led to a goal in the fifth minute by Real Madrid star Luka Modric, who took the ball away from a Hungarian player, dribbled into the area and scored past goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi from 10 meters (33 feet) out.