OSIJEK. Osijek and Rijeka draw 1-1. J. Spoljaric scored the first goal (9′) for Osijek. M. Frigan made it even (38′) with a penalty.
The match was played at the Stadion Gradski vrt stadium in Osijek on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Patrik Kolarić with the assistance of Ivan Starčević and Mile Varivoda. The 4th official was Goran Pečarić. The weather was mist. The temperature was quite cold at 0.1 degrees Celsius or 32.11 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 100%.
The overall ball possession was just identical with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Osijek was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Rijeka that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Osijek was putting more pressure with 85 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 4 were on target. Notwithstanding, that was not enough Osijek to win the match.
Osijek shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Rijeka shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.
Osijek didn’t receive any yellow card. Talking about the opposition, Rijeka received 2 yellow cards (Andrija Vukcevic and Niko Galesic).
After playing this match, Osijek will have 31 points to sit in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Rijeka will have 16 points to remain in the 8th place.
In the next match in the 1. HNL, Osijek will play away against Gorica on the 8th of April with a 7-5 head to head record in favor of Osijek (6 draws).
Rijeka will play away agasint Gorica on the 22nd of April with a 9-6 head to head in favor of Gorica (3 draws).
Osijek – Formation
Osijek started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Nenad Bjelica decided to play with the following team: Ivica Ivušić, Šime Gržan , Mihael Žaper , Adrian Leon Barišić , Mario Jurčevič , Darko Nejašmić , Vedran Jugović , Mijo Caktaš , Josip Špoljarić , Kristijan Lovrić and Ramón Miérez .
The home team had on the bench: Marko Barešić, Marko Malenica, Nikola Janjić, Mile Škorić, Nail Omerović, Diego Barri, Ivan Fiolić, Ognjen Bakić, Mihret Topčagić, Domagoj Bukvić, Dominik Babic, Filip Zivkovicand Nail Omerović.
Osijek made only 1 change substituting Josip Spoljaric for F. Živković (73′).
Best player: Mihael Žaper
The player that probably impressed the most for Osijek was Mihael Žaper.
His rating iswith 33 passes (48% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 4.
Rijeka – Formation
Rijeka started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Serse Cosmi played with: Nediljko Labrović, Emir Dilaver , Niko Galešić , Andrija Vukčević , Alen Grgić , Lindon Selahi , Veldin Hodža , Niko Janković , Prince Ampem , Matija Frigan and Antonio Marin .
They had on the bench: Martin Zlomislić, Anton Krešić, Ivan Smolčić, Duje Dujmović, Danilo Filipe Melo Veiga, Adrian Liber, Jorge Obregón, Emmanuel Banda, Andro Babić, Niko Gajzler, Dominik Simčić and Deni Jurić .
Rijeka made 5 changes: Prince Ampem for Deni Juric (74′), Lindon Selahi for Adrian Liber (74′), Niko Jankovic for E. Banda (89′), Matija Frigan for Dominik Simčić (90′) and Matija Frigan for Dominik Simčić (90′).
Best player: Lindon Selahi
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Rijeka was Lindon Selahi.
His rating iswith 19 passes (73% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 15. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the 1. HNL.