It will happen at some point down the road, but will it happen in 2021?
We are very close to seeing Dinamo Zagreb and Serbia’s Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) go toe-to-toe for the first time since 1991. It can happen in the Playoff Round of Champions League qualifying this season IF both teams go through in the next round.
Dinamo will get through if they beat Polish champions Legia Warsaw with the 1st leg taking place August 4th in Zagreb. Crvena Zvezda will face Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol in this week’s round of qualifying. If that were to happen, winner goes to Champions League while loser heads to Europa.
Crvena Zvezda got bounced out of Europa League in the Round of 32 last season by AC Milan while Dinamo made it all the way to the quarterfinals. These two last met in 1991 but it was the May 1990 match at Maksimir which hosted the famous “Zvonimir Boban Kick Heard Around The Balkans.”
Will these two meet this year? And are you rooting for it to happen?
Bring it on I say!
I apologise to Melbourne CSC, I didn’t know that someone has used that username in the past.
And 41 years since the Delija and Torcida fans cried together when Tito died.
Who will the Hajduk fans go for if it happens (I see that question was avoided), Red star or Mamic’s team?
Any Hajduk fans here, who will you guys be rooting for, and why?
Did Torcida fans really cry when Tito died?? If true explains a lot.
Sounds about right
I just read an article about it the other day, they stopped a game to announce the bad news (or good news if you like), Hajduk players were crying, torcida fans were crying, could some of them have been crying tears joy, who knows? But their definitely was tears from Hajduk players and the Torcida. Hajduk was Tito’s team also and was always considered a partizanski club is what the article indicated.
They weren’t called Tito’s team for nuthin’ 😉
Hajduk players did cry. They were more Yugonostalgic than Dinamo. Correct me if I’m wrong but Hajduk had more Serbs playing for them than Dinamo. Not sure what the recent history is like because I honestly haven’t followed as much the last whole. Also, I think Dinamo took issue with the red star on their crest. Dinamo had a tiny red star while Hajduk had a massive red star instead of the Grb checkboard.
There’s a reason Serbs prefer Hajduk and hate Dinamo. Split has always been a communist hotbed. This is coming from someone whose father is from Dalmacija. This is according to him. As much he’s a Dalmatinac (Zadar) he’s always said himself that Dinamo is more of Croatia’s team than Hajduk will ever be.
Hard to support Hajduk. I wish Zadar never went bankrupt shit team or not. Always supported them before Hajduk.
Croatian person 85
Best post of the year.
As long as no politics or ethic tension arises, I’m hoping for a good game. Both sides have tons of talent. Still can’t believe those teams were allowed to play each other when the war was just starting.
Personally, I would prefer to have politics and ethnic tensions well integrated into the buildup of the match. 🙂
Gotta see some more of Boban’s flying kick, Arkan walking off the field, and BBB/Delija whipping chairs at each other.
Today’s racism and prejudices are boring. We need some more of that retro 90’s prejudice.
Man I hope you’re just joking.
Of course he’s joking, Maminjo is as progressive as they come, a beta male for sure.
I see your a guy that likes political and nationalism in the game. I respect that opinion. However, we should just move past it and play the game. I’m glad we avoided Serbia in the euro cup, the World Cup qualifying back in 2013 happened and other duals in sports. Leave all the bs to the side and enjoy the game. I’m tired of seeing the NHL, NBA, and NFL talk about race and other similar topics. That’s why I love UFC, boxing and football. It’s never spoken of by the representatives and presidents of the leagues.
In Australia we just had 90’s Retro round in the AFL. Do you live in Australia?
If it does happen then great, lets just hope theres no bullshit and we just get a good game.
Hard to believe they haven’t crossed paths in 30 years.
Hard to believe in 30+ years that there have only been a few instances where a Croat and Serb club have met in Europe. Rijeka lost to Partizan in 99-00 in UCL qualification. Dinamo smacked Partizan a few years prior to that. What that the last time we faced off against them in a Euro competition? Was it Rijeka v. Partizan?
I think so.
Wasn’t Dinamo very close to crossing paths with one of them recently, but they choked and lost their match?
Maybe I’m wrong.
Nothing was better than that 5-0 beatdown of Partizan in the 90s, lol.
I know who Nikola Tesla would root for!
Let me try figure this out, I’d say you’re proud of your origins just like Tesla, but equally as proud of your homeland (someone asked you what that is but you haven’t answered him yet?), actually, why don’t you just tell me who you’d support if the country of your origins played against your homeland, and then the people will know who you think Tesla would root for in the Dinamo vs CZ game?
Blah Blah Blah.
Tesla is a Vlah from Lika who just happens to be from an Orthodox family, and since the Serbian Orthodox Church was the only Orthodox church that was allowed to operate in Croatia, it somehow makes all Orthodox people whose families migrate to Croatia automatically Serbian (regardless of their last names and geographic origins lol).
The guy visibly never gave a crap about his religion or his ‘Serb’ ethnicity lol. He only responded to it in a telegram because he was prompted. He was a Scientist who never considered himself a believer in one faith….and he exclusively only hung out with Croats.
So, based off the information we have available to us…Yes, if the dude was cheering on and having dinner with Fritzie Zivic, then yea, he’d be rocking the checkers too!
He might even belt out the occasional Za Dom Spremi chat, LOL
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“He only responded to it in a telegram because he was prompted.”
“and he exclusively only hung out with Croats.”
He only hung out with Croats that like him would say things like “živili svi Jugoslaveni.”
I also know that you would root for your homeland over the country of your origins, you might say you’d root for Croatia here but that’s only because you’re commenting on a Croatian site and you’d feel prompted to answer Croatia.
Lol. Have I upset you? 😉
Again. Tesla doesn’t care about any of that politically motivated drivel, and he gave a politically correct response that satisfies everyone because he knows that people like you eat that shit up.
The guy just wanted to invent, and took off to the States anyway… However, he did seem to take a strong liking to Croats for some reason.
Maybe he identifies with being Croatian, more than he identifies with his distant ancestors being from Wallahia. Tough to say. I guess it depends on how many generations removed he is from his “origins”.
In your case though… It must be tough being from a mixed marriage and struggling to identify as either one (with the demise of the Yugo identity).
But much like people who identify with genders that do not exist, there are plenty who identify as Yugo as well. So you’re not alone. Take Pride in your identity.
He responded how responded, he was proud of his Serb origins, equally as proud of his Croatian homeland, that’s what HE said, the politically correct part you speak of must be saying “živili svi Jugoslaveni,” lol do you believe he would of said “živili Hrvati” if he wasn’t giving in your opinion a “politically correct” response?
So Milan Šufflay or Nikola Tesla, if there was a choice between the two, who would you vote for to be on Croatia’s euro coins? Wouldn’t the politically correct answer in Croatia be Nikola Tesla, if I was Croatian I’d vote for Milan Šufflay, what about you?
That’s probably as hard for you to answer as what is your homeland, which someone asked you yesterday?
Unless there is chocolate inside, then I don’t give a crap about Euro coins…so taking that into consideration, I would choose Tesla to honor our neighbors, ha ha.
I would do the same thing with the naming of the newly-built Pelješki most to something like Marco Polo (or Marko Depolo) bridge too. Gotta honor our Italian neighbors too.
Crack open a bottle of “Croatian” Teran wine and invite all our neighbors to the party.
Marco Polo or Marko Pilic? Either way I don’t think the Croats would name the bridge after Polo, because the Italians wouldn’t allow it, and being that they’re in the EU they could do something about it. With Tesla the Serbs (not in the EU) can’t do shit, so the Croatian communists can choose Tesla for their euro coins (like you would) and play the part of the tough guy.
It really is a Croatian communist vs Serb cetnik affair. Interesting to see how it all plays out.
It’s also interesting that the Serbs/cetniks say that the house Tesla grew up in was burnt down during the time of the NDH (true or not that’s what the cetniks say?), so the Serbs/cetniks should know that it’s the Croatian communists (their old ally) that want Tesla on their euro coins and that a nationalist wouldn’t, if they did indeed burn his house down, and kill his relatives, which the Serbs/cetniks also say happened.