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.
Igor Tudor took out Sporting on the road. After losing their first two games (especially at home to bottom team Eintracht), Marseille looked done.
Got the full six points against group leaders Sporting Lisboa, and now Marseille is in second place.
I wonder if Rangers will beat Dinamo’s record as the worst-ever Champions League team?
Dinamo in the 2011/12 season finished dead last with 0 points and a -19 goal differential.
Rangers is currently 0 points and -15 goal differential.
Lol no idea what happened with the rangers/Liverpool match
I guess rangers tried to open up
It was 2-1 then 7-1 in a hurry
I’d like to see rangers match up against Dinamo and see
I guess this gives Dalic reason enough not to call up Colak 😉
How did Colak do?
I never watched, and WhoScored.com gave him a terrible rating (one of the worst of the game).
Colak worked hard up front pressuring defenders but really had no service so hard to rate.
Your right ..he had absolutely no service. I watched the full game up until čokak got taken off. I honestly think he received zero passes. He worked hard, and created the play for their goal (hockey assist). Rangers kept up with Liverpool in the first half, but ran out of steam, and simply gave up, for the last third of the match. I’ve never seen a team crumble so badly in the end.
Will be tough for colak to do something today but if he is dangerous and works hard
This may be his final tryout for the Qatar
That’s if he plays
I feel he will, from what I have seen rangers fans are really calling for his start
if Colak is ready to play for our National Team, barring any injury…he should be starting for Rangers, regardless who they play. A striker is a special position and a good striker finds ways to score goals against any and all opponents.
They have another South American striker that they play as well
But from rangers fans I’ve seen they prefer colak
Why didn’t Colak start in two of the three CL games anyway?
The coach seems to favour this morales guy
But I saw he wants to start playing them up together
Rangers took the early lead
Colak was involved
Don’t know how much or how he is doing
But they are 1-1 currently
While watching the game yesterday its hard not to notice how unlucky Dinamo are in this tournament. I can’t remember the last time I remember Dinamo getting a favourable call for a foul, a throw-in or a corner kick! It just seems soo overwhelmingly clear that any time they get momentum there’s a foul called against them and they have to work to re-gain possession…hard to understand this.
Overall, in yesterday’s game it was abundantly clear that Sutalo was the best player on the field…by a landslide. Misic was most likely a close second and our forwards were being double and triple marked….looking for any type of space to create a chance. Over and over again fouls called that weren’t fouls and it really makes me wonder why?
This Dinamo has more than just talent, so far they’re playing with a purpose and I feel like they’re capable to score or create a counter-attack at any given moment…they play well as a team! I just feel they need some luck on their side or this will be over soon!
…In the recent past I never felt Dinamo had a team that could win so I usually hoped they’d not conceive too many goals. Looking at every game so far, they’ve been in each game and they look like they’re capable of playing at this level.
…how many times does Petkovic have to get smashed before the ref pulls out a card but then look at a clear challenge from one of our players and see the calls go against us…it really pisses me off!
Robert Ljubicic just gave an awesome interview:
Lol, I think he got arrested for murder or something later on
Dinamo has been in every game and have done far better than anyone expected.
I expected them at most to maybe get a tie or two in the group stage…they can be proud of their accomplishments thus far competing against clubs spending 100’s of millions more on players,facilities,scouting etc etc
Yea, aside from the first game against Chelsea, Dinamo has been very unlucky in this Champions League.
I won’t be surprised if they draw (or even win) against Milan at home in Zagreb. They pretty much won against both Chelsea and Salzburg there.
Unfortunately, Dinamo’s last game is in London and Chelsea is visibly far better than everyone in this group.
It will be hard to get points in that one. We really needed one win against Salzburg, but we’re not out yet.
There’s a good chance Chelsea will have already clinched passage to the next round by the final game. This could work in our favor.
Unless they want revenge on us for beating them in that first game
Yup. But given how condensed schedule is, I’m guessing they would not line up their top starter then. But who knows.
Colak starting today.
Technically Dinamo is in 3rd place. Goal difference is the first tie breaker.
No Dinamo is last since they lost 3 – 1 to AC Milan. The first tie breaker is head-to-head results between teams on equal points.
I was going by what I saw on Sofascore. What lunatics run that site? 😜😂
Yea, in terms of what comes first… head-to-head is UEFA rules and goal differential is FIFA rules
It’s fair to say overall while Dinamo
I meant to say Dinamo while potentially ending up last they played overall like they deserved to be in Champions league and played well against pretty top tier teams
It’s still not over tho, and great experience for the guys on repka and the ones potentially who could make it
What are the chances misic goes instead of Jakic?
Could’ve been Hockey Kanada. Oh boj
What are the chances gvardiol and sutalo are starting WC?
NO chance – we know how stupid Dalic is –
Lovren will start and Marocco will punish us
You are just like a cuckservative, you jump out in front to lead the lynch mob against Lovren just like a good cuck leads the lynch mob against anyone the left labels a real heretic. That’s what your pseudonym is about, it has nothing to do with football; if it was Vida who people were worried about playing and then it became fashionable to hate on him, we all know what your pseudonym would be.
I think it’s 50/50
Gvardiol is guaranteed to start.
I think Dalić likes Šutalo. He tends to start him whenever he’s fully fit.
I think there’s a HercegBosna connection there from Livno to Čapljina.
However, I think Dalić tends to reset to his default factory settings, and opts for the WC2018 backline. Strinić would probably still be on the squad if he didn’t retire.
Dalić also likes to keep a calm lockeroom, and Lovren probably wrecks all that if he doesn’t play.
Dalić might start Lovren if Lovren continues to sulk.
Erlić should be ahead of him, but he won’t be.
From Dalić’s point of view, our CBs (in order) are probably…
But I think Šutalo and Lovren are probably tied. Duje will get cut for Vida too.
Lovren still has value but I agree with all what you said
And it would be best if he retired
I said this after euro vida and lovren would hang on for World Cup and I fear cause we aren’t too far from euro and we have nations league finals
I fear one or both may hang on
Agree with your CB order. Sutalo had an excellent match today and was able to keep up with Setko who is quick. He strikes me as someone who does not have luck on his side, for whenever he makes an error, even a minor one it tends to lead to a goal e.g., the stray pass to Eriksen against Denmark, the challenge in the penalty box against AC Milan. In last night’s match against Salzburg, he blocks a shot, and the ball goes to a Salzburg player who then scores.
Gvardiol is a certain starter and I think that Sutalo because of his speed is ahead of Lovren.
Generally playing well but then having one unfortunate moment that leads to a goal? This reminds me of someone…
Yes, I was thinking the same. I’m hoping that Sutalo’s run of bad luck will end soon. There were some comments in Croatian media recently mentioning the fact that he was prone to errors.
A few months back, when our U21 lost 3 – 2 to Finland in Varazdin, Sutalo was awful and had a hand in all three goals that Finland scored. He is only 22 so let’s hope that these errors are only temporary, and won’t follow him during his entire career like you know who?
Croatian media is not always the most trustworthy. Just saying. They are quoted as saying Kramaric is our best option up front. How has he been doing over the past few tournaments? I would say not the greatest personally. It doesn’t mean he is not a good player, but he just doesn’t fit the squad at this stage, yet he is persistently getting a start which I don’t agree with, he is not producing enough.
So moral of the story is, don’t go by the media hype, they favour who they favour often with a sense of bias. How often do both North and South media bash players on the opposite teams.
I often don’t go by it.
Re: your comment…
“Generally playing well but then having one unfortunate moment that leads to a goal? This reminds me of someone…”
Are you suggesting Lovren here?
Lovren generally doesn’t play well.
He hurts our offense whenever he’s on the field and requires support from multiple midfielders to get the ball moving.
Sutalo is a very capable passer and technical player already. Light years ahead of Lovren at any point of their careers. He doesn’t need Kovacic or Brozovic’s assistance the way Lovren does.
A much better comparison would probably be Igor Tudor.
Tudor was big and very technically gifted (much like Sutalo) but was very prone to errors.
Hopefully, as Sutalo gains experience, his errors will drop because alot of them come from his confidence in taking risks. This is a good thing, but he does need to learn from them.
Croatian football has a future.
Sutalo had a great game. Sutalo-Gvardiol would be great at the World Cup.
I also liked Robert Ljubicic. Not only his technical skills but espiacally his fighting spirit. He’s still Austrian but I heard he’d be ready to go and play for Hrvatska.
Maybe we should start to consider Spikic as right winger. I’m not saying he’s better than Vlasic or Majer. But he sure is more a natural right winger than both of them. And he did great tonight.
Misic played like he always did. Brozovic is our best defensive midfielder; But this guy is without any doubt number two.
Orsic and Petkovic were decent too. Not their best match but they showed a lot of fighting spirit.
I see people being harsh on Ivanusec. The goal tonight was his mistake. But I actually do think he’s playing better than last year… and he’s Dinamo’s player who ran the most on the pitch today. He was everywhere.
Sucic showed some signs of his class and Baturina did very well too when he was subbed in. You can see this guy has the goods.
Dinamo worked hard shame they couldn’t find a winning goal today. If we can’t find a spot for Colak and Ivanusec goes to W.C something is wrong. Never could understand his call up in front of Majer a couple of years back. Spikic looks promising as does Baturina. Work rate of Ljubicic is impressive too. Petkovic struggled to hold up the ball against Salzburg defence, a bit of a worry as we face stronger opponents in Qatar.
Good to know on ljubicic
I thought he was capped for Austria for some reason
Speak of other talented kids luka vuskovic dropped a three pointer on his side of half court
Maybe bad keeping but great eye and a big boot to get that in
Those two brothers maybe starting cbs on day for the repka???
I don’t think Ljubičić is good enough for us.
He’s a hard worker and I like his spunk, but he doesn’t have that technical ability that the rest of our squad has.
Spikić has been consistently good and is worth a callup.
Much better performance from Dinamo tonight. Overall, draw a fair result on balance of play and chances. Bad call by the Ref when disallowing Petkovic goal, he unnecessarily blew his whistle before Petkovic hit the ball. Cacic was late with changes as it was apparent that Dinamo was running out of gas mid-way through the second half.
Dario Spikic plays on the RW and I thought he had a good match. I know it is too late for the WC, but Dalic should definitely consider calling him up for the EURO 2024 qualifying matches. Spikic in my opinion is better than anything that we currently have for the RW and that includes Vlasic, Majer, Pasalic or anyone else for that matter.
no consideration for Robert Muric?
Are you related to Murić?
I’ve heard more about Murić from recent posts on this site than in the past several years.
Sutalo was excellent as was Misic. Sucic was very good for Salzburg tonight. Petkovic and Ivanusec both were bad tonight.
Misic trying to get the late call up ??
Another late to bloom Croat
Great to hear on sutalo
How was orsic overall?
Sutalo is actually good. I beg he starts over lovren for the WC
Does your link have sound? Mine doesn’t.
Livakovic is utter ass.
He may be, but the focus needs to be on the 3 defenders who didn’t dispossess the ball carrier and then the one defender who screened Livakovic and got megged by the shot. Dinamo came out soft and deserves to be down 1-0.
The story should have a link or channel. You guys do a great job with the site, but with no way to watch, the article is useless
Just save this to your favourites and stop asking on every single article, maybe?
Anyone have a link to the game ? Hvala!
It’s all or nothing now.
Go all out for the win. Anything less is meaningless, as a draw is the same as a loss at this point.
I am waiting for the punishment from Marocco
because of Dalic’s will –> to put Lovren there!
You can change your name LA KNAT but your stupidity gives you away every time!
Why is Lovren “shit”? What’s his crime?
Colak should start in the WC starting 11
Conceding 3 different penalties that led to 3 different goals in a major tournament. If that’s not good enough to answer you question about Lovren, Mr. You Have Shit for Brains, than I am not sure what is.
Not to mention that he plays too forward and puts way too much stress on defence to pick up the slack for him.
This isn’t a football issue, the issue is with the punk ass bitch who keeps using that pseudonym. B/c he’s such a moral coward who never has the guts to go against the crowd, he’ll stick his nose so far up the crowds’ ass to make sure no one within it could possibly question he isn’t fully onboard with them. “Iggy” is like this too, that’s why he’s always “sticking his chest out” ON THIS SITE talking shit about Serbians any chance he gets.
Start lovren to counter golden boy sucic
Hej Cop, jesi narucio ciken?