HNL Round 17 Recap: Season Returns with Wins for Osijek, Dinamo, and Hajduk

Daniela Rogulj

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Lokomotiva v. Osijek (0:3)

Lokomotiva and Osijek opened the 17th round on Friday, January 22, 2021, in Zagreb.  

Osijek’s Mierez scored two goals in the first half – the first in the 18th minute, followed by a penalty in the 35th minute for 0:2 at the half. 

A red card for Papadopoulos saw Lokomotiva play with 10 men from the 48th minute, and Bohar scored for Osijek 10 minutes later for the final score of 0:3.

Lokomotiva is currently in the last place with 12 points, while Osijek is in 2nd with 36. 

Sibenik v Hajduk (0:1)

Sibenik and Hajduk met on Friday, January 22, 2021, in Sibenik.

While the first half went without goals, Teklic scored for Hajduk in the 62nd minute. Caktas missed a penalty to increase Hajduk’s lead in the final minutes (90+3’), and the match ended 0:1.

Sibenik is currently in 8th place with 13 points, while Hajduk is in 5th place with 20. 

Varazdin v. Rijeka (2:1)

Varazdin and Rijeka met on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in Varazdin. 

Urata scored an early goal for Varazdin for 1:0 in the 3rd minute. Obregon increased Varazdin’s lead to 2:0 at the half. Kulenovic slightly reduced Varazdin’s lead with a goal for Rijeka in the 80th minute. The game ended at 2:1.

Varazdin is in 7th place with 15 points, while Rijeka is in 4th with 23. 

Gorica v. Dinamo (3:4)

Gorica and Dinamo met on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in Velika Gorica. 

Dieye scored Gorica’s first goal for 1:0 in the 11th minute, while Ivanusec equalized in the 34th for 1:1. Orsic scored for the Dinamo lead seven minutes later for 1:2, and just two minutes after that, Gorica’s Lovric equalized for 2:2 at the half. 

Spikic made it 3:2 for Gorica in the 61st minute, and a Petkovic penalty saw Dinamo equalize again in the 89th minute. Theophile-Catherine scored in the 5th minute of added time for the 3:4 Dinamo win.

Gorica is currently in 3rd place with 30 points, while Dinamo is in first with 36. 

Istra 1961 v. Slaven Belupo (2:1)

Istria and Belupo closed out the 17th round in Pula on Sunday, January 24, 2021. 

Glavcic put Belupo in the lead in the 10th minute, which was the result going into halftime. Spoljaric equalized thanks to a penalty in the 81st minute for 1:1, before scoring again in the first minute of added time for the 2:1 Istra win.

Istra is currently in 9th place with 13 points, while Belupo is in 6th place with 17.  

You can see the full HNL table HERE.

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