HNL Round 29 Recap: Belupo Shocks Gorica, Osijek Tops Hajduk at Poljud

Daniela Rogulj

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Varazdin v. Sibenik (1:1)

Varazdin and Sibenik opened the 29th round on Friday, April 16, 2021. 

Djurasek scored a goal in the 11th minute for an early Varazdin lead, which they maintained until the 75th minute when Sibenik’s Juric scored a penalty to equalize 1:1.

Varazdin is currently in 8th place with 25 points, while Sibenik is in 7th with 28. 

Gorica v. Slaven Belupo (0:1)

Gorica and Slaven Belupo met on Friday, April 16, 2021, in Velika Gorica. 

The only goal of the match came in the 38th minute when Knoll scored for Belupo, which was the final score of the match.

Gorica is currently in 3rd place with 49 points, while Belupo is in 6th with 30. 

Hajduk v. Osijek (0:1)

Hajduk and Osijek met on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Poljud Stadium in Split. 

While the first half went without goals, Mierez scored in the 48th minute to give Osijek the early lead in the second half. A second yellow for Fossati in the 85th hurt Hajduk’s chances of getting the equalizing goal.

Hajduk is currently in 5th place with 43 points, while Osijek is in 2nd with 65. 

Rijeka v. Lokomotiva (3:0)

Rijeka and Lokomotiva met on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Rujevica Stadium. 

All of Rijeka’s goals were scored in the first half – Muric in the 10 minute, Kulenovic two minutes later (12′), and Kulenovic again in the 31st. Lokomotiva was not able to come back from the first-half beating.

Rijeka is currently in 4th place with 48 points, while Lokomotiva is in the last place with 10. 

Dinamo v. Istra 1961 (1:0)

Dinamo and Istra closed out the 29th round on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Maksimir Stadium. 

Petkovic scored a penalty in the 38th minute for the 1:0 Dinamo lead before the half, which they maintained throughout the match, even after Burton was booked with a red card in the 84th minute.

Dinamo is currently in 1st place with 67 points, while Istra is in 9th with 24. 

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