Sibenik v Istra 1961 (0:0)
The 5th round opened on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Stadion Šubićevac in front of 1296 fans.
This match wasn’t too exciting to watch, as it finished without goals. Sibenik had eight shots compared to Istra’s 9, while Sibenik held 44% possession to Istra’s 56%. Sibenik committed 17 fouls to Istra’s 7.
Sibenik is currently in 5th place with 6 points, while Istra is in last place with 6 points.
Gorica v. Lokomotiva (3:2)
Gorica and Lokomotiva played the next match on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Radnik Stadium in Velika Gorica.
A bit more exciting than Friday’s game, Vasij put Lokomotiva ahead for 0:1 in the 9th minute, which was the result at the half. Kalik equalized for 1:1 in the 60th minute before Fruk made it 2:1 six minutes later. Da Cruz made it 3:1 for Gorica in the 79th. Five minutes later, Tuci scored for the final 3:2.
Gorica is currently in 6th place with 5 points and one game in hand, while Lokomotiva is in 4th with 6.
Dinamo v. Hajduk (4:1)
Dinamo and Hajduk met for their first big derby of the season on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Maksimir Stadium. Fourteen thousand three hundred one fans were in attendance.
After continuous pressure from Dinamo in the first half, Hajduk went ahead thanks to Livaja and Atanasov, who scored in the 2nd minute of stoppage time for 0:1 Hajduk. And then things went downhill for the Split club, especially after coach Valdas went in with fresh legs in the defense. Dinamo was up 2:1 with goals by Baturina and Ademi in the 61st and 64th minutes. Gojak made it 3:1 in the 84th minute, and Orsic 4:1 in the 90+1′.
Dinamo sits in 1st place with 13 points, while Hajduk sits in 3rd with 8 points but two games in hand.
Osijek v. Varazdin (2:2)
Osijek and Varazdin met at City Garden Stadium on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
After a scoreless first half, Jugovic made it 1:0 for Osijek in the 57th minute and Brodic 1:1 eight minutes later. Beljo put Osijek back ahead in the 77th minute for 2:1, and Peric made it 2:2 in the 81st.
Will Osijek coach Nenad Bjelica finally get sacked? With unimpressive results round after round, his sacking seems inevitable. Croatian media reported on Monday morning that Nenad Bjelica would sit down with the president of Osijek, Ferenc Sakalje, to negotiate the best option for parting ways.
Osijek is currently in 7th place with 5 points, while Varazdin is in 8th with 5.
Rijeka v. Slaven Belupo (0:1)
Rijeka and Belupo closed the 5th round on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at Rujevica Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, Crnac scored for Belupo in the 70th minute, giving Belupo a massive three away points and pushing Rijeka to the bottom of the HNL table in second to last place.
Rijeka is currently in 9th place with 4 points and one game in hand, while Belupo is in 2nd place with 8 points.
You can see the HNL standings here.
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