Written By: Andrew R. With the start of the 23/24 HNL season around the corner, clubs across the league have actively been signing new players for their upcoming campaigns. Today, we will go through all the moves made so far in June by each club, examining each club's approach to a dogfight of a season in Croatia. Dinamo Zagreb After winning their 24th league … [Read more...] about June HNL Transfer Recap: A Busy, Busy Month
Head coach Robert Jarni and the HNS blew a huge opportunity to bring home a medal at the U-17 Euro during the past month. The squad was knocked out of the tournament in the group stages after losing 1-0 to England, 2-1 to Switzerland, and drawing the Netherlands 1-1 in their final match. After the upsetting group stage performance, many supporters have been quick to … [Read more...] about Dinamo Bias Must End In Croatian Youth Football
Hajduk have capped off their season with a second straight Croatian Cup title. It is their 8th Cup all-time. The match went into the halftime tunnel 0-0. Melnjak would finally break the deadlock in the 64' following the ball pin balling around the Šibenik box. Livaja would add a penalty shot in injury time and 'to ti je to'. A successful season for Hajduk even though they … [Read more...] about Hajduk Split Crowned Croatian Cup Champs 2nd Straight Year! Defeat Šibenik 2-0
Surprise! Dinamo Zagreb are the champions of Croatia once again. The Modri rolled into Poljud only one point shy of capturing the 2022-23 Prva Liga title. A scoreless draw propelled Dinamo to their sixth title in a row, and Igor Bišćan's first as the club's manager. Also, this is Dinamo's 17th league title in the past 18 Prva Liga seasons. However, a more competitive … [Read more...] about Dinamo Draw Hajduk At Poljud, Capture 6th Straight League Title
Hajduk defeated Borussia Dortmund 9-8 in penalties (making all 9 penalties) during the quarterfinals of the UEFA Youth League Wednesday night. The Youth League is the Champions League equivalent to Europe's younger squads. And this all comes after beating Manchester City 2-1 in the previous round. Up next: AC Milan in the semifinals April 21st in Nyon, Switzerland. AC … [Read more...] about Hajduk Split U-19s Do It Again!
Another exciting edition of the Eternal Derby is in the books! Statistically, Dinamo absolutely dominated the first half of the match with 9 shots and 73% ball possession. Baturina, Ademi, and Špikić created chances from every angle of the pitch, but Petković again struggled to find the back of the net. Hajduk took advantage of Dinamo's poor finishing in the 45+2', as Jani … [Read more...] about Baturina Shines As Dinamo Thrash Hajduk 4-1, Hajduk Insider Shares His Thoughts
As a whole, how is Croatian football doing top to bottom the past few years? I'm not just talking about the Vatreni on the international side of things, but I'm including the entire HNL as well as HNL clubs playing in Europe. Across the board, is Croatian football meeting expectations, exceeding expectations, or not meeting expectations at all for you? Let's start with Luka … [Read more...] about The Current State Of Croatian Football: Good, Bad, OK???
Last season was a great one for the HNL. We saw Hajduk, for the first time in half a decade, put pressure atop the Croatian table. Osijek continued to impress as a top-three club under Bjelica’s management. But in the end, mighty Dinamo clinched yet another HNL championship. But what was different this time around is that Croatians around the globe got to witness an exciting … [Read more...] about Markus, CroatiaU14, Graninho Predict The 2022/23 HNL Season!
Finally, HNL football is back in our lives! Reigning champions Dinamo Zagreb kicked their season off with a 3-2 comeback victory over crosstown rivals Lokomotiva Zagreb at Maksimir. By the 22nd minute, the hosts already found themselves 2-0 down but were instantly saved by first-half substitute Josip Drmić. Drmić, in his first ever league match for Dinamo, scored twice … [Read more...] about HNL Week 1: Dinamo & Hajduk Begin Hot, Beljo Shines For Osijek