Dinamo Zagreb ended the weekend with another routine win in Istra, thanks to one goal from Soudani and two goals from Amir Hodžić. Soudani scored first in the 18th minute after some quick footwork and a precision shot that fund the back of the net. Hodžić followed up the goal with one of his own in the 52nd minute. He doubled his tally in the 90th minute and chipped … [Read more...] about HNL Week 25
Spring has returned ... at least here in Florida, and that means the HNL is back in action. Today marked the restart of the league after a long bleak winter and it kicked off with a match featuring NK Istra 1961 defeating NK Lokomotiva 1-0. Goran Roce scored the lone goal via the penalty spot in the 29th minute. Istra just returned home after a warm … [Read more...] about HNL Spring Season Begins: Sammir Returns to Dinamo, Rijeka Remain on Top
Dinamo dashed the hopes and dreams of NK Osijek on Saturday with a 2-0 defeat that dropped the surging team back to fourth place. Osijek have been on the up-and-up all season, signing prominent names along the way, but without top scorer Muzafer Eupi, who was out with an ankle injury, Osijek couldn’t find a goal to counter Dinamo’s offense. It took until first-half … [Read more...] about HNL Week 17: Rijeka and Dinamo Battle for First, Torcida Throws Flowers, RNK Split has fans?
Here you have it; a 5-2 loss handed to Dinamo Zagreb by HNK Rijeka on Sunday has turned the HNL world upside down. It has been nearly a year since Dinamo lost two league matches in a row, which last happened in October 2015 when Dinamo lost to Rijeka the RNK Split. If you count the recent 3-0 loss to Lyon in the Champion's League, the Dinamo losing streak extends to … [Read more...] about HNL Week 9 – League Shaking Up Status Quo
If you didn't think NK Osijek was the real deal this year, here's some more proof. The club - one of only four HNL clubs that has never been relegated - has pumped considerable money into being contenders this year and so far, it has payed off. Osijek knocked off the champions in a 1-0 match at Maksimir on Saturday for the first time since September of 2000, which … [Read more...] about HNL Week 8 – Dinamo Falls to Osijek
The first week is in the books and ended just as you could predict it. After going down 1-0 in the 16th minute when Ivan Folić scored, Dinamo Zagreb rallied back and beat Lokomotiva 3-1 on Sunday. El Abri Soudani tied the match with a 29th minute goal and was followed by two goals from Dinamo’s top scorer from last season, Armin Hodžić. Antonijo Jezina once again … [Read more...] about HNL Week 1 – Coaches Depart After One Week