Sibenik v. Hajduk (1:1)
Sibenik and Hajduk opened the 9th round on Friday, September 9, 2022, in Sibenik.
Mlakar was the first to score for Hajduk in the 20th minute though it was called offside after consulting VAR. Mlakar got his chance again in the 49th minute off a Livaja assist for 0:1 Hajduk. It looked like Hajduk was going to win it until Dolcek had other plans, scoring in the 7th minute of stoppage time for 1:1.
Sibenik is currently in 7th place with 9 points, while Hajduk is in 4th with 13 points and two games in hand.
Rijeka v. Osijek (0:3)
Rijeka and Osijek met on Saturday, September 10, at Rujevica Stadium.
Osijek scored first in the 25th minute, but it was disallowed for a handball after VAR. Mierez scored for 0:1 Osijek just 10 minutes later, and Caktas made it 0:2 another 10 minutes after that. Caktas completed the result in the 63rd minute for the final 0:3.
Rijeka is in 10th place with 5 points and a game in hand, while Osijek is in 5th with 12 points.
Gorica v. Dinamo (0:1)
Gorica and Dinamo met on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Velika Gorica.
After a scoreless first half and most of the second, it looked as if the two teams would draw. Dinamo, however, found a way to score, with Orsic finding the back of the net in the 2nd minute of stoppage time for 0:1.
Gorica is currently in 9th place with 8 points and a match in hand, while Dinamo is in first with 25 points.
Slaven Belupo v. Istra 1961 (0:3)
Belupo and Istra met on Sunday, September 11, in Koprivnica.
Belupo suffered their second consecutive defeat after an impressive run in the first 7 rounds. Petkovic scored for 0:1 Istra in the 10th minute and Erceg for 0:2 in the 29th. Boultam made it 0:3 in the 67th minute, which was the final score.
Belupo is currently in 3rd place with 14 points, while Istra is in 6th with 11.
Lokomotiva v. Varazdin (1:2)
Lokomotiva and Varazdin closed out the 9th round on Sunday, September 11, in Zagreb.
Teklic missed a penalty or Varazdin in the 29th minute keeping the match at 0:0 at the half. Teklic did score for 0:1 in the 51st minute before Maric made it 1:1 in the first minute of stoppage time. Teklic scored in the 5th minute of stoppage time to give Varazdin the win.
Lokomotiva is currently in 8th place with 9 points, while Varazdin is in 2nd with 15 points.
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