Petar Bočkaj was three inches away from preventing another gut-wrenching result for Dinamo against Salzburg in the Champions League. Sure, a 1-1 draw against Luka Sučić’s Austrian champs doesn’t sound so bad, but considering the chances the Modri had, they really should’ve escaped with all three points.
Dinamo held the ball for 56% of the match, and tallied 14 total shots – but still couldn’t find the back of the net more than once. It took a deflected shot from Robert Ljubičić to put Dinamo on the scoreboard in the 40th minute, tying the match at one a piece. On the bright side, 20 year-old wunderkind Luka Sučić was visibly Salzburg’s best player on the pitch, setting up nearly every chance and dribbling through Dinamo defenders with poise. He came extremely close to winning the match for Salzburg late in the 2nd half as one of his shots hit the crossbar from 18 yards out. Roko Šimić also saw the pitch for Salzburg as a substitute with eight minutes remaining in the match.
Following the result, Dinamo still remain in last place in their Champions League group. Despite being tied with Milan on points (4), they trail the Italian giants on head-to-head.
Dinamo finish off their Champions League group stage against Chelsea and AC Milan. No easy test.