Dinamo Advance to Champions League Group Stage after Extra Time in Zagreb!

Daniela Rogulj

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Dinamo and Bodo/Glimt met in the return match of the Champions League play-off at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb on Wednesday. 

In the first match, Bodo/Glimt won at home with a minimum of 1:0.

In their quest for the Champions League group stage, Dinamo and Bodo met at a sold-out Maksimir Stadium. Coach Ante Čačić could not on Josip Mišić due to cards.


Dinamo (4-2-3-1): Livaković – Ristovski, B. Šutalo, Perić, Ljubičić – Ademi, Ivanušec – Špikić, Baturina, Oršić – Petković

Bodo/Glimt (4-3-3): Haikin – Sampsted, Amundsen, Hoibraten, Wembagomo – Vetlesen, Hagen, Sltnes – Mugisha, Salvesen, Pellegrino 

Match report

Dinamo’s first chance came in the 2nd minute when Baturina shot over the post from the penalty area. 

But Dinamo’s quick counter two minutes later caught Bodo’s defense off guard – Baturina found Orsic on the left who scored for 1:0 in the 4th minute! 

Dinamo was off to a great start and had complete control of the match, making it tough for Bodo to get out of their half.

Dinamo’s first corner came in the 13th minute, which was cleared by the Bodo defense. 

Bodo had their most dangerous chance in the 15th minute when Mvuka just missed near post. Bodo was fortunately called offside. 

A tough call in the Bodo penalty area came in the 27th minute. The defender played with his hand, but after a VAR check, the ref said to play on. 

Ademi hit the crossbar in the 31st minute and Dinamo continued to relentlessly attack Bodo’s half. 

But it didn’t take long for Dinamo to get their second goal. A brilliant scissor kick by Petkovic from inside the box made it 2:0 for Dinamo in the 35th minute! 

Bodo didn’t have many chances until the end of the half and called for a penalty kick in the 43rd minute. The ref said to play on. The match was 2:0 for Dinamo at the half.  

The second half started without any changes.

Bodo had their first chance of the second half in the 51st minute when Mvuka came up the right side. Boško Šutalo was calm and cleared any danger. 

Dinamo continued to press but without great opportunities. The first yellow card of the match went to Webanmogo in the 58th minute. 

Dinamo made their first subs in the 60th minute – Špikić and Baturina came off for Emreli and Gojak.

Bodo had a great chance in the 62nd minute. Livaković struggled to defend Mvuka’s shot and Salvesen failed to reach the deflection in time 

Bodo made their first subs two minutes later – Grunbaek and Espejord entered for Hagen and Salvesen.

Bodo was continuing to press and got hungrier for a goal, which finally happened in the 69th minute. A hiccup in Dinamo’s defense allowed Grunbaek to score for 2:1. The aggregate was now 2:2. 

Dilaver entered for Peric in the 71st minute. 

Dinamo started to lose their rhythm and Bodo continued to attack. Drmić entered for Orsic in the 82nd minute. 

The ref added 6 minutes of stoppage time to the match. At 2:1, the match went to extra time. 

Ademi came off for Bočkaj and Ljubičić moved to the midfield.

Dinamo had their first corner of extra time in the 100th minute, which was cleared out by Bodo’s defense.

Pelligrino had a dangerous chance from a header in the 103rd minute. A minute later, Drmic had a 1-on-1 with the Bodo keeper but was called offside. 

The second half started at 2:1. 

In the 106th minute, Vetti and Konradsen entered for Amundsen and Vetlesen.

Moharrami received a yellow card in the 109th minute.

Another change for Bodo – Skau was subbed on for Wembangomo.

But it all changed in the 117th minute – Dinamo took advantage of a rattled Bodo defense and Drmic scored for 3:1! And Dinamo wasn’t finished yet -a quick counter and another 1-on-1 with the Bodo keeper – the ball found Bockaj for 4:1 Dinamo and the final whistle! 

With this result, Dinamo has thus secured their spot in the Champions League this season. 

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