Rudeš have recorded only two league victories this season; a 1-0 win over Istra and a recent 3-2 victory over Hajduk Split. Sunday’s match almost saw the add Dinamo to their kill list, if it wasn’t for Armin Hodžić‘s draw-salvaging goal in the 72nd minute.
Karlo Kamenar scored for Rudeš, who remain in last place in the Prva Liga. The 44th minute goal put Rudeš’ hopes through the stratosphere and they nearly pulled off the impossible.
Dinamo slummed it through the muck that barely passed as a pitch at Kranjčevićeva in search of an equalizer but were stunned time and again by Rudeš goalkeeper Josip Čondrić, who put a performance fit for a transfer from the tiny neighborhood club. He will also be pleased to have a heroic tale to endlessly bore his future grandchildren with.
Dinamo coach Dario Cvitanović has been facing pressure in lieu of recent performance and shifted the Modri’s tactics and lineup in order to bring the match level. His substitution of Armin Hodžić paid off, as the striker found the back of the net to tie the game.
Dani Olmo though he had brought his team from behind to win the match after his 75th minute goal, but the referee’s assistant saw it a different way and flagged the Spaniard for offside, a call which at second look, was very, very incorrect.
The calls usually go in favor of the Modri, but Dinamo faced the fate many of their opponents have felt over the years and settled for a draw against bottom-dwellers and giant killers, Rudeš.
Hajduk Split pulled off a point-saving draw of their own in the dying minutes at Poljud.
Alen Grgić put Osijek in the lead in the 38th minute but Hajduk dashed the hopes of Osijek with a 90th minute equalizer from Ahmed Said.
Rijeka was the only top-four team to find victory this weekend and they had to travel to Vinkovci to get it.
Rijeka put two goals on Cibalia, who in turn, scored one of their own. The three points for Rijeka put them in second place with 29, but only on goal differential, as Hajduk and Osijek also have 29 points. Dinamo remains on top with 41 points.