We needed to talk about Ivan Perisic's hair – and Twitter made us chuckle

Well there had to be one talking point amid the dross. Here's how our social media channels called Croatia vs Portugal's sorry distraction...

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Look, we're sorry. Normally we'd be bringing you an insightful post-match analysis with Stats Zone right about now but... well, judge for yourselves. 

Croatia's first shot on target: 116th min; Portugal's two came in scoring

By full-time there had been zero shots on target. By half-time of extra time it was the same. The television cameras had missed one of the few good chances of the game. Ricardo Quaresma successfully nutmegged himself.

Finally it came to life in the 26th minute of extra time when Perisic himself hit the post, then Portugal raced up the other end to score via Quaresma, after Cristiano Ronaldo's initial effort had been half-saved. 

Croatia's Ivan Perisic had illuminated this tournament up to this point – albeit for an entirely different reason on Saturday night. The Inter man was superb in the group stage, scoring goals against the Czech Republic and Spain... but then he got bored (there is surely no other explanation). And here's how Twitter answered our creative call to action... 

And on Facebook...

So there you go. Like we said – we're sorry.

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