HNK Hajduk will be entering the second round of the UEFA Europa League this week against Romanian side CSMS Iasi. The first match will take place on Thursday, July 14 at 2 pm EST in Romania.
Iasi features former Croatian U20 and NK Zadar player Ante Saric, who until moving last season, made nearly 100 appearances for Zadar.
Hajduk is expected to advance against the Romanian club, which finished the 2015/16 Liga 1 season in seventh place.
NK Lokomotiva easily advanced from the first qualifying round with a 7-2 aggregate victory over Andorran side UE Santa Coloma. This was their biggest victory in European play in club history.
The advancement to the second round pairs them up with Finland’s runners up, Rovaniemen Palloseura (RoPS).
HNK Rijeka await its fate in the third qualifying round. Rijeka is a seeded team. All Croatian clubs are expected to advance in their respective groups.
Tuesday is the opening day for Dinamo’s Champion’s League run. They will face Macedonian champions FK Vardar. The first match will take place in Skopje while the return match will be featured at Maksimir on Tuesday, July 19. Both matches begin at 2:45 EST.