Hajduk v. Dinamo (1:1)
Hajduk and Dinamo opened the 14th round on Friday, October 21, at Poljud Stadium. Just over 32,000 fans were in attendance.
Marko Livaja scored first to put Hajduk ahead at 1:0 in the 26th minute. While Hajduk was better in the first half, Dinamo woke up in the second. A more aggressive and hungry Dinamo team went after the goal in the second half, and Hajduk’s Awaziem fouled for a Dinamo penalty. Petković routinely scored for 1:1 in the 72nd minute, which was the final score. The match did not go without fan club banter, as Torcida set fire to stolen BBB flags in the north stands, and Dinamo set fire to the seats in the south.
Hajduk is in 2nd place with 27 points, while Dinamo is in 2nd with 35. Both teams have a game in hand.
Lokomotiva v. Gorica (2:1)
Lokomotiva and Gorica met on Saturday, October 22 in Zagreb.
Kulenovic put Lokomotiva ahead for 1:0 in the 32nd minute. The game remained 1:0 at the half before Fruk found the back of the net or 1:1 in the 52nd minute. Then, Gorican retook the lead for Lokomotiva, scoring in the 74th minute for the final 2:1.
Lokomotiva is in 8th place with 13 points, while Gorica is in last place with 6 points and a game in hand.
Varazdin v. Osijek (4:1)
Varazdin and Osijek met on Saturday, October 22, in Varazdin.
Osijek was the first to score after Kleinheisler made it 0:1 in the 18th minute. However, it didn’t take long for Varazdin to come back, scoring three goals in less than 10 minutes to make it 3:1 before halftime. Varazdin almost made it 4:1 in the 74th minute, but Brodic’s goal was called back after consulting VAR. Varazdin did get the final goal at the end when Domjanic scored in the 4th minute of stoppage time or 4:1.
Varazdin is in 5th place with 19 points, while Osijek is in 3rd with 24.
Istra 1961 v. Sibenik (0:0)
Istra and Sibenik met on Sunday, October 23, in Pula.
A relatively uneventful match ended without goals. Istra had 59% possession in the game, with three shots on target compared to Sibenik’s 0.
Istra is in 6th place with 14 points and a game in hand, while Sibenik is in 7th with 13.
Slaven Belupo v. Rijeka (2:1)
Belupo and Rijeka closed out the 14th round on Sunday, October 23, in Koprivnica.
Hoxha put Belupo ahead from a Krstanovic assist for 1:0 in the 45th minute. Vuckic equalized 1:1 in the 49th minute, though Rijeka’s hopes diminished after Alvarez received a red card in the 79th minute, forcing them to play with a man down. Krstanovic stored the penalty for 2:1 a minute later, which was the final score.
Belupo is in 4th place with 23 points, while Rijeka is in 9th place with 12.
**Hajduk and Gorica will play their 4th round makeup match on Wednesday, October 26, at Poljud Stadium.
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