Three extra time goals against, a red card, and a semifinal defeat; left Gorica’s spirits low as they exited the field earlier today in Zagreb. Dinamo Zagreb managed to pull off an entertaining comeback against an over performing Gorica side, winning the Croatian Cup semifinal match 4-1. Thanks to long-range rockets from Kristijan Jakić and Josip Mišić and cushion goals from Lovro Majer and Arijan Ademi. Dinamo Zagreb will now face Istra in the Croatian Cup final. Istra surprisingly beat Rijeka in their semifinal matchup, thanks to three shocking first half goals.
The only upside to Gorica’s disappointing performance was their third minute goal scored by 22 year-old Dario Špikić. Špikić, a Croatia U-21 international, added another goal to his fantastic 2020-2021 breakout season with the Goričani, and will ironically be on his way to Dinamo Zagreb this summer. This isn’t the first time the young winger has impressed against the Modri this season. Back in January, Špikić recorded a goal and an assist, and was Gorica’s man of the match although they fell 4-3 to Dinamo. Despite Lazio showing huge interest in Špikić during the winter transfer window, the 22 year-old committed to furthering his career with the HNL league leaders next season. He will remain on loan with Gorica for the remainder of the season.