HNL Round 31 Recap: Dinamo Defeats Hajduk 2:0 in Eternal Derby, Rijeka and Osijek Draw

Daniela Rogulj

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Sibenik v. Slaven Belupo (2:0)

Sibenik and Belupo opened the 31st round on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Sibenik.

Juric opened the scoring for Sibenik, making it 1:0 in the 8th minute. Curic increased Sibenik’s lead to 2:0 six minutes later. The second half saw no goals from either side.

Sibenik is currently in 6th place with 32 points, while Belupo is in 7th with 31. 

Gorica v. Lokomotiva (4:2)

Gorica and Lokomotiva met on Sataurday, April 24, 2021, in Velika Gorica. 

Hamad gave Gorica the early lead with a goal in the 5th minute. Pivaric equalized from a penalty in the 19th minute, and Mudrinski made it 2:1 in the 28th. 

Spikic gave Gorica the 3:1 lead in the 53rd, and just three minutes later, Steenvoorden was booked for a double yellow. Pivaric scored his second penalty for 3:2 one minute later. 

Playing with a man down didn’t hurt Gorica too much, as Spikic came back to score for 4:2 in the 74th minute. Lokomotiva’s Bonansea was shown a red card in the 90th minute.

Gorica is currently in 3rd place with 53 points, while Lokomotiva is in the last place with 23. 

Rijeka v. Osijek (0:0)

Rijeka and Osijek met on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Rujevica Stadium. 

The match ended without goals.

Rijeka is currently in 4th place with 52 points, while Osijek is in 2nd with 67.

Dinamo v. Hajduk (2:0)

Dinamo and Hajduk met on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Maksimir Stadium for the highly anticipated ‘Eternal Derby.’ 

Dinamo’s first goal of the match came from a Petkovic penalty in the 21st minute. Kastrati increased Dinamo’s lead to 2:0 in the 35th. 

While Hajduk continuously pressed in the second half, the match ended at 2:0 for Dinamo, and the two sides will have a rematch on May 5 in Split.

Dinamo is currently in 1st place with 71 points, while Hajduk is in 5th with 44. 

Varazdin v. Istra 1961 (1:1)

Varazdin and Istria closed out the 31st round on Monday, April 26, 2021. 

Hara scored for Istra in the 18th minute for 0:1, though Posavec scored the equalizer in the 34th minute for 1:1, which was the final score of the match. Guera Djou was booked for his second yellow card in the 81st minute.

Varazdin is currently in 8th place with 26 points, while Istra is in 9th with 25. 

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