Hajduk and Osijek Derby to Begin New Season of Croatian First League

Daniela Rogulj

The new season of the Croatian First League has been announced! 

As we say goodbye to our beloved clubs and cheer on our national teams in the World Cup, we do have some exciting Croatian club news to at least hold you over for the next month – the schedule for the upcoming Croatian First League season, reports Index.hr on June 12, 2018. 

The very first game of the first round will be played on Friday, July 27, after the Croatian first league clubs have already fought their first European battles. Recall, Dinamo will fight in the Champions League, while Rijeka, Hajduk, and Osijek will fight in the Europa League. 

The first round of the new season will already see a derby at City Garden between Osijek and Hajduk, first league debutant Gorica will visit Rijeka, and Dinamo will fight to defend their title against Rudeš at Maksimir.

The first major derby between Dinamo and Hajduk in the new season is scheduled for the 9th round, or precisely September 29, 2018.

Here’s the schedule for the first nine rounds of the Croatian First League:

1. round

Istra – Slaven Belupo
Dinamo – Rudeš
Osijek – Hajduk
Lokomotiva – Inter
Rijeka – Gorica

2. round

S. Belupo – Gorica
Inter – Rijeka
Hajduk – Lokomotiva
Rudeš – Osijek
Istra – Dinamo

3. round

Dinamo – S. Belupo
Osijek – Istra
Lokomotiva – Rudeš
Rijeka – Hajduk
Gorica – Inter

4. round

S. Belupo – Inter
Hajduk – Gorica
Rudeš – Rijeka
Istra – Lokomotiva
Dinamo – Osijek

5. round

Osijek – S.Belupo
Lokomotiva – Dinamo
Rijeka – Istra

Gorica – Rudeš

Inter – Hajduk

6. round

S. Belupo – Hajduk
Rudeš – Inter
Istra – Gorica
Dinamo – Rijeka
Osijek – Lokomotiva

7. round

Lokomotiva – S. Belupo
Rijeka – Osijek
Gorica – Dinamo
Inter – Istra
Hajduk – Rudeš

8. round

S. Belupo – Rudeš
Istra – Hajduk
Dinamo – Inter
Osijek – Gorica
Lokomotiva – Rijeka

9. round

Rijeka – S. Belupo
Gorica – Lokomotiva
Inter – Osijek
Hajduk – Dinamo
Rudeš – Istra


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