Round 11 of the 2021-22 Prva Liga season was nothing short of exciting. 25 goals were scored in the 5 matches played during the weekend, including Dinamo Zagreb’s 8-0 blowout over last place Hrvatski Dragovoljac and Rijeka’s thrilling 6-3 victory over Istra 1961. Sitting in 7th place, Šibenik hosted 5th placed Gorica to open the round. Gorica’s 20 year-old Croatian … [Read more...] about HNL Week 11: Dinamo Win BIG
The Alen Halilović hype-train has left the station! Again. The 25 year-old is already becoming a Reading fan favorite, scoring once and assisting twice in his first four starts for the club, which is currently in the English 2nd Division. Halilović scored the game-winning goal against Middlesbrough on Saturday, and was the highest rated player on the pitch. Halilović has … [Read more...] about Halilović Scores Winner, Can He Climb The Ladder Back To The Croatian National Team?
Overall, it was a very successful week for Croatians in European play. The week began with a “passing of the torch” moment between Vatreni legend Ivan Rakitić and 19 year-old future star Luka Sučić. In the 21st minute of their matchup, Sučić converted a penalty to give Red Bull Salzburg a 1-0 lead over Sevilla. Although Sučić missed another penalty opportunity later in the … [Read more...] about Croatians Around CL/Europa League: Week 1
Dinamo Zagreb take on England’s West Ham United today at 12:45 ET to open their 2021-22 Europa League campaign. Coming off a legendary run all the way to the Europa League quarterfinals last season, Dinamo hope to exceed their expectations once again, this time without the likes of Lovro Majer, Joško Gvardiol, and Kristijan Jakić, due to their summer transfers. Dinamo should be … [Read more...] about West Ham Defeat Error Ridden Dinamo 2-0 At Maksimir
After comfortably beating Azerbaijan 2-0 in their opening match of U21 Euro Qualifiers last week, the Mladi Vatreni face Finland Tuesday evening with the hope of becoming Group A’s 1st place team. Croatia is currently tied with Norway and Finland at the top of the table, all with three points. Salzburg duo Luka Sučić and Roko Šimić led the squad to victory over Azerbaijan in … [Read more...] about Croatia U21s Beat Finland 2-0 With Late 2nd Half Goals
Croatia’s U21 squad has been announced for their upcoming matches against Azerbaijan and Finland September 2nd and 7th - and it is absolutely stacked! Although it's a relatively inexperienced squad, players on the team sheet such as Luka Sučić, Stipe Biuk, Mario Vušković, and Martin Baturina, are all projected to be starters for the Croatian senior side one day. Bayern … [Read more...] about September’s U21 Croatia Side Is Absolutely STACKED!
Who's staying put this summer and who is going to move to a bigger club? All four players need the move desperately to reach the next level of their career. Here are the rumors you should know about: Celtic are interested in 25 year-old right-back Josip Juranović. The Scottish giants are preparing a €3M bid. Juranović, a former Hajduk Split star, can thank Dinamo Zagreb … [Read more...] about The Summer Rumor Mill: Which Croatian Is Moving?
A wonderful first half goal followed by a superb defensive performance sees Dinamo through to the next round of Champions League qualifying! In the 20th minute, Bartol Franjić finished a beautiful ball from Luka Ivanušec to put Dinamo ahead 1-0. Legia’s scoring attempts were not nearly enough, as Dinamo’s back line seemed to have the Polish attack on lockdown the entire match. … [Read more...] about Dinamo Defeat Legia Warsaw 2-1 (agg.) To Set Up CL Playoff Tie With Sherriff Tiraspol
An assist against Atletico Madrid last week, and a goal against Barcelona today. First name is Luka - can you guess who? Chances are you’re probably wrong. 18 year-old midfielder Luka Sučić shined again today for Red Bull Salzburg, scoring a goal for the ages against Spanish giants FC Barcelona. In the 43rd minute, Sučić received a pass from the sideline, chipped it into the … [Read more...] about The Preseason Sučić Train Is Full Speed Ahead