HNL Round 14 Recap: Osijek Tops Rijeka in Final Minutes, Gorica Books Second Win Against Hajduk this Week

Daniela Rogulj

November 4, 2019 – The 14th round of the Croatian First League was held on November 2 and 3, 2019. This round saw a last-minute comeback for Osijek against Rijeka, while Hajduk lost to Gorica for the second time in one week. 

Dinamo v. Inter Zapresic (1:0)

Dinamo and Inter opened the 14th round on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Maksimir stadium in front of 2,404 spectators. 

The first half was uneventful and went without goals, though it was Gvardiol to score at the start of the second half to make it 1:0 for Dinamo in the 48th minute. Inter was unable to equalize.

Dinamo is currently in 1st place with 31 points, while Inter is in 7th with 11. 

Gorica v. Hajduk (2:1)

Gorica and Hajduk met for the second time last week on Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Velika Gorica in front of 3,753 fans. 

Gorica was quick to take the lead with a goal by Lovric in the 11th minute, though Hajduk’s Jairo equalized before the half for 1:1 in the 28th minute. 

Gorica retook the lead in the 86th minute for 2:1 with a goal by Suk, which was the final score of the game.

Gorica is currently in 5th place with 21 points, while Hajduk remains in 2nd with 27. 

Slaven Belupo v. Istra (0:0)

Belupo and Istria met on Sunday, November 3, 2019, in Koprivnica in front of 3,134 spectators. 

Neither team was able to score, and the game featured four yellow cards for Belupo and three for Istra.

Belupo is currently in 9th place with 11 points, while Istra is in 8th with 11. 

Osijek v. Rijeka (3:2)

Osijek and Rijeka met on Sunday, November 4, 2019, at City Garden Stadium. 

Colak and Zuparic put Rijeka up 0:2 at the half, which seemed as if it would depict the outcome of the game. However, Maric scored for Osijek in the 65th minute for 1:2, and two more late-game goals by Lyopa and Zaper (79’, 88’) gave Osijek an incredible turnaround and victory in the end.</span><span class="s2">v=jXOGdzkpQlY</span><span class="s3">

Osijek is currently in 3rd place with 23 points, while Rijeka is in 4th with 22. 

Lokomotiva v. Varazdin

Lokomotiv and Varazdin closed out the 14th round on Monday, November 4, 2019. 

Lokomotiva took the lead thanks to a Tolic penalty in the 18th minute for 1:0, though Varazdin’s Glavina equalized just before halftime for 1:1. 

Tuci’s goal put Lokomotiva back in the lead for 2:1, which was the final score of the game.

Lokomotiva is currently in 5th place with 22 points, while Varazdin is in the last with 10.

You can see the full HNL table here.

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