Dinamo Zagreb remain at the top of the table this week after defeating a win less NK Osijek club on Saturday
Two goals from Duje Čop helped the Modri come out with a 2-1 victory despite giving up a late penalty to Osijek scored by Josip Barišić.
Čop is the third-highest scorer in the league so far this season, scoring his fourth and fifth goals in the match.
Dinamo also recently brought in more reinforcements to their offense. It was just announced today that Manchester United’s Angelo Henriquez will be joining the club immediately.
Henriquez has spent the last two seasons on loan to Spanish second division club, Real Zargoza.
The 20-year-old Chilean international also spent time with Wigan Athletic and was part of the FA Cup-winning team two seasons ago.
Though Henriquez has not seen any first-team action with United, he spent time in their youth ranks and performed well against tough opponents.
“I am arriving at Dinamo with high expectations for myself. I have a lot of motivation and I want to prove myself,” Henriquez said.
Henriquez is expected to add more scoring power for Dinamo as they enter the playoff round in the Europa League tournament.
Following close behind Dinamo is HNK Rijeka. Rijeka is tied on points with Dinamo and are closely behind them in goal differential. Rijeka is the only other club other than Dinamo that has yet to lose a match in the 2014-15 season.
Rijeka kept their wining streak alive on Sunday by shutting out RNK Split at Kantrida.
Marin Leovac opened the scoring in the first minute of the match, and Rijeka continued to control the rest of the game.
Andrej Kramarić scored his league-leading sixth and seventh goals in the match to ensure Rijeka the three points.
Hajduk Split also had a big victory over the weekend as they traveled to Zagreb to face NK Lokomotiva.
Two goals from Jean Kouassi and two from Sandro Gotol helped the Bili continue their winning streak after a slow start to the season.
The Lokosi continue to struggle in the early stages of the campaign, but will try to turn their luck around during the 2014 season as they continue to celebrate their centennial. FIFA made a short video celebrating the club and their 100 years of history.
Friday’s match between NK Zadar and NK Zagreb was an important match to both teams.
For 15 years, Zagreb have been unable to win in Zadar. Zagreb was on a mission to end their win less drought, but Zadar was determined to keep the visitors disappointed.
Zagreb was given an early penalty in the match to take the lead 1-0, but Zadar responded in quick succession in the 45th and 55th minutes with goals by Ivo Weitzer and Josip Ivančić.
The one-goal lead by Zadar seemed to be enough to once again defeat Zagreb at home, but Zagreb was awarded another penalty in the 95th minute to tie the match and steal a point from the home side.
It wasn’t the victory they were looking for, but a point on the road is something any club is grateful for.
NK Istra 1961 traveled to Koprivnica in search of their first win of the season, but were only able to get their third draw of the season against Slaven Belupo.
Marcelo Heister scored quickly in the eighth minute, but Slave answered back in the 22nd minute with a goal from Mateo Grgic.
Both clubs have been struggling and rest in the sixth and seventh place spots.