April 15, 2019 – The 29th round of the Croatian First League was held from April 12 to 14, 2019. The fight for the ‘Top 4’ on the table is getting even more exciting, as Hajduk jumped over Lokomotiva to fourth place thanks to a massive win on Sunday.
Check out our round 29 recap below.
Osijek v. Rudeš (2:0)
Osijek and Rudeš opened the 29th round at City Garden Stadium on Friday, April 12, 2019, in front of 791 fans.
Osijek scored their first goal of the game early thanks to Kleinheisler in the 11th minute. Marić was able to up Osijek’s lead in the 42nd minute for 2:0, which was the final result of the game. Marić did have the chance to make it 3:0, though he missed a penalty in the 82nd.
Osijek is currently in 3rd place with 50 points, while Rudeš remains in last with 10.
Istra 1961 v. Dinamo (0:4)
Istria and Dinamo met in Pula on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Ademi scored Dinamo’s first goal in the 20th minute, which was followed by Oršić’s goal for 0:2 in the 44th minute. Olmo increased Dinamo’s lead in the 65th for 0:3, which was followed by another goal by the Spaniard in the 73rd for 0:4.
Istra is in 9th place with 18 points, while Dinamo remains in first place with 76 points.
Rijeka v. Inter Zaprešić (7:0)
Rijeka and Inter met at Rujevica on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Halilović opened Rijeka’s scoring fest with a goal in the 27th minute. Puljić increased Rijeka’s lead in the 41st for 2:0, and scored a penalty 3 minutes later for 3:0.
Acosty scored Rijeka’s fourth goal at the start of the second half, followed by a Pavičić goal in the 58th for 5:0. Puljić scored his hat trick in the 88th for 6:0, and secured Rijeka’s blowout win with his fourth goal of the game in the 91st.
Rijeka is currently in 2nd place with 56 points, while Inter is in 7th with 27.
Gorica v. Slaven Belupo (4:3)
Gorica and Belupo met in Velika Gorica on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Belupo was the first to score with a goal by Krstanović in the 9th minute, though Gorica equalized in the 27th minute thanks to Ndiaye. Gorica took the lead in the 34th minute after Lovrić scored, and increased their lead to 3:1 thanks to Dvorneković.
Mateus brought Belupo new life after scoring in the 62nd minute for 2:3, and Krstanović equalized in the 86th for 3:3. However, Zwolinski scored a late-game winner for Gorica in the 90th minute (4:3).
Gorica is currently in 5th place with 45 points, while Belupo is in 8th with 26.
Lokomotiva v. Hajduk (0:1)
Lokomotiva and Hajduk met on Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Zagreb to close out the 29th round.
The game was the battle for 4th place, and Hajduk prevailed. Though the first half went without goals, Hajduk’s Jairo scored in the 80th minute for 0:1 and the win.
Lokomotiva has dropped to 6th place with 44 points, while Hajduk has jumped to 4th with 47 points.
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