Croatian Football League, Day 26 Review

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Nothing changed on the top of the table in this round which stretched over four days of play

Another round in the Croatian national league is behind us and there were no real surprises even after the last match finished on March 8, 2016. Dinamo is on an 11 game winning streak, again with some help, as guests from Koprivnica were denied a clear penalty, and some harsh tackles by home players were not punished by the referee. It looks like even big European clubs would not be favorites against Dinamo in Maksimir in CFL conditions.

Rijeka prevented Osijek from staging another surprising late come-back, as Osijek equalized in the 90th minute from a penalty kick, but the home team came back in the added time, staying as close to Dinamo as it is possible.

Zagreb lost at home again, Lokomotiva got expected three points, an important win in the battle for Europa League position. Istra got a big point in Split, after playing most of the match with man up, but equalizing only in last minutes of the game.  A point will come in handy for them  since they are looking to avoid relegation.

In the last game, Inter and Hajduk finished the game without goals, on a pitch that would be more appropriate for growing corn, than for a football game. Hajduk was the better team, and as more players from the youth squad were introduced to the first eleven, it became even more clear that Hajduk should rely more on them in the future.

Here are the results of round 26, and the league table:

Zagreb – Lokomotiva 1-3
Dinamo – Slaven Belupo 2-1
Rijeka – Osijek 2-1
Split – Istra 1961 1-1
Inter – Hajduk 0-0

1. Dinamo 60
2. Rijeka 55
3. Hajduk 44
4. Lokomotiva 39
5. Split 37
6. Inter 33
7. Slaven B. 27
8. Istra 1961 22
9. Osijek 21
10. Zagreb 10



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