Here are the results for April 17th…
WHO ELSE BUT IBRIČIĆ?Can anyone score for Hajduk besides Senijad Ibričić? In a preview of the Croatian Cup Final, Hajduk travelled a few miles north to take on Šibenik. With no score at halftime, Ibričić put one in the back of the net in the 53rd minute. The game would end that way. As Hajduk are now sure of a Europa League spot, Šibenik look to be in trouble. As they currently sit in fifth place with four games left, Šibenik might only get a chance at Europe if they win the Croatian Cup. Can they do it?
ZAGREB DENIES DINAMO EARLY CELEBRATIONAfter a scoreless first half in the Zagreb derby Saturday night, Milan Badelj scored in the first minute of the second half to put Dinamo up 1-0. With Cibalia losing 3-0 late to Karlovac, it looked as if Dinamo Zagreb would be celebrating their fifth straight Croatian Prva Liga championship. However, in the 82′, ex-Dinamo striker Davor Vugrinec equalized for NK Zagreb making Dinamo wait at least one more week to clinch their title. They only need one point in four games to do so.
This season was yet another dud. Dinamo stormed out of the gates and never looked back. Hopefully Prva Liga officials decide to shrink the table come next season. Ideally, there only needs to be 10-12 teams in the Croatian League.
Ivan Lajtman scored a hat trick within 21 minutes of play to give Karlovac a 3-0 win over Europa League hopefuls Cibalia. The win means that Dinamo Zagreb only need one more point to be 2009-10 Croatian Champions and that the race for Europa League qualifying spots just got a bit tighter.
Croatia Sesvete [ 1-2 ] NK Lokomotiva
Međimurje [ 0-0 ] Varteks Varaždin
NK Osijek [ 1-0 ] NK Rijeka
HNL TABLE THROUGH 26 MATCHES