Here are the results for Aug. 20-22…
Hajduk reclaimed top spot in the Prva Liga Sunday, overcoming another slow start, en route to a 4-1 win over 12th place Zadar. Reminiscent of their mid-week Europa League playoff win against Romania’s Unirea Urzicini, the hosts again spotted their guests a 1-0 lead as Toni Pezo put Zadar in front in the 39th minute. After a relatively quiet game Thursday, Marin Tomasov regained his scoring touch to equalize for Hajduk just five minutes later. Player of the game Ante Vukušić put Hajduk in front to stay in the 48th minute before sealing the game for the hosts with a second strike in the 81st minute. Senijad Ibričić put the icing on the cake, adding a fourth goal for Hajduk in the 90th minute. Hajduk has now scored 19 goals in just five league games while allowing just four.
-Hajduk wrap-up written by Tom Renić
RUKAVINA JUMPS FOR JOY AFTER ANOTHER GOAL
Ivan Krstanović (above) scored two goals Friday night, the winner in injury time, to bring his season tally to five in as many games. The Bosnian is the current HNL leader in goals and has NK Zagreb on fire with 13 points from five games.
NK Istra 1961 [ 1-2 ] NK Osijek
NK Lokomotiva [ 0-0 ] NK Šibenik
Cibalia Vinkovci [ 0-1 ] Rnk Split
NK Varaždin [ 2-0 ] Hrvatski Dragovoljac
HNL TABLE THROUGH 5 MATCHES