Slaven Belupo was the last remaining winless club after six weeks of play, but that changed on the seventh try when the Pharmacists hosted NK Istra 1961. Slaven dealt Istra a 5-1 blow to kick off the match week on Friday. Two goals from Tomislav Božić, and a goal a piece from the ageless Ivan Krstanović, Nemanja Glavčić and Martin Boakye were more than enough to seal … [Read more...] about HNL Week 8 Update: Dinamo Cruising, Hajduk Fall
The HNL has been in full swing nd wrapped up its sixth week on Sunday, which featured Hajduk Split dealing out a 2-0 victory over Varaždin at Poljud. The match was played through monsoon conditions, but that did not hinder Adam Gyurcso from opening the game with a fourth-minute goal. Mijo Caktaš added some insurance in the 50th minute with a goal from the penalty … [Read more...] about HNL Update
I didn't watch the game but it sounds like Dinamo was completely hosed on a good goal today that was called offside. If VAR was used in the game, the goal would have stood. I'm not trying to make excuses here because I'd rather Dinamo play in the Europa League group stage compared to Champions League, but they still need to get there. It sucks that they had to go on … [Read more...] about No Bjelica, No Olmo, No Champions League: Dinamo Out
It’s that time of year again. Rumors about players moving to new clubs have been swirling for months already and tons of transfers have already occurred around the world. For example, Ivan Rakitić moved back to Sevilla, Nikola Moro moved to Dinamo Moscow, and Ivan Perišić’s loan with Bayern has ended and he has returned to Inter (at least for now). So, with this extended … [Read more...] about Stay Or Go? Which Players Might Make A Move This Summer?
Croatia #1 Dominik Livaković had a rollercoaster of a game Wednesday as he was hero, villain, then hero again, as Dinamo Zagreb defeated Romanian club Cluj in the 2nd Round of Champions League qualifying. With Dinamo up 1-0 in the in the 51st minute, center-back Theophile-Catherine pulled down his man in the box to earn Cluj a penalty kick. But Livaković would come up big with … [Read more...] about Livaković Comes Up Huge After Blunder As 10-Man Dinamo Defeat Cluj In PKs
The HNL returns after a brief break and the first week shined a light on how the season may be played out. Dinamo Zagreb began their defense of the title on Sunday with a 6-0 win over NK Lokomotiva. If this match showed anything, it showed that Lokomotiva is not the same team that finished the season with dramatic second place … [Read more...] about HNL Week 1 – It’s Back … Again!
It was a wild finish to the Croatian Prva Liga season as Lokomotiva and Osijek locked horns on the final day to determine who would go to Champions League qualifying. Osijek needed an outright win to finish second but an 88th minute Danijel Lončar own goal would send Lokomotiva (basically Dinamo Zagreb's 2nd team) to a 2-1 victory. That goal would have put Rijeka through, but … [Read more...] about Lokomotiva Grab 2nd Place, CL Berth With 2 Minutes Left In Season
Zoran Mamić is beginning his third stint as manager for Dinamo Zagreb after the departure of Igor Jovicević on Monday. The club did not specifically state if Mamić will be on board for a permanent stay, but is confirmed to be in charge of the team for the remaining three matches. In a statement, the club said, "GNK Dinamo hereby informs the public that in … [Read more...] about Zoran Mamić Returns As Dinamo Coach
For the first time, I think ever, the 1. HNL has two Champions League places up for grabs. Whoever gets these places will still have to go through the qualifying stages to get into the group stage for the 2020-21 European season, but even so, it is a great opportunity for Croatian soccer as a whole. Dinamo Zagreb already has the first spot locked up after recently being crowned … [Read more...] about Why Does No Club Want The Second Croatian Champions League Spot?