SPLIT. Hajduk Split was capable to reverse the score against Šibenik to win 2-1. It was Šibenik to strike first with a goal of Haruki Arai at the 13′. Then it was a goal in the 45′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Marko Livaja gave the win to Hajduk Split in the 85′ minute. Hajduk Split was unquestionably better in terms of ball possession (70%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Stadion Poljud stadium in Split on Sunday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Tihomir Pejin assisted by Marjan Tomas and Deni Grofelnik. The 4th official was Mateo Erceg. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold at 7.1 degrees Celsius or 44.69 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 87%.
Hajduk Split had a strong ball possession 70% while Šibenik was struggling with a 30% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Hajduk Split had a more offensive attitude with 119 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Hajduk Split won the match.
Hajduk Split shot 18 times, 6 on target, 12 off target. On the other side, Šibenik shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.
Hajduk Split received 1 yellow card (Chidozie Awaziem). Regarding the opposition, Šibenik received 1 yellow card (Juan Camilo Mesa).
After this match, Hajduk Split will have 38 points to sit in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Šibenik will stay with 13 points to remain in the 9th place.
In the next match in the 1. HNL, Hajduk Split will play away against Gorica on the 29th of April with a 8-6 head to head statistic in favor of Hajduk Split (4 draws).
Šibenik will host Gorica on the 15th of April with a 6-1 head to head record in favor of Gorica (3 draws).
Hajduk Split – Formation
Hajduk Split started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Ivan Leko decided to play with the following team: Karlo Sentić, Chidozie Awaziem , Toni Borevković , Dominik Prpić , Dino Mikanović , Anthony Kalik , Lukas Grgić , Filip Krovinović , Dario Melnjak , Jan Mlakar and Marko Livaja .
The home team had on the bench: Danijel Subašić, Ivan Lučić, Stefan Simić, Gergő Lovrencsics, Marco Fossati, Rokas Pukštas , Mate Antunović, Nikola Kalinić , Roko Brajković, Marko Capan and Mate Antunović.
Hajduk Split made 4 changes: Dino Mikanovic for Gergő Lovrencsics (72′), Jan Mlakar for R. Pukštas (72′), Anthony Kalik for Nikola Kalinic (80′) and Lukas Grgic for Marco Fossati (83′).
Best player: Filip Krovinović
The player that probably impressed the most for Hajduk Split was Filip Krovinović even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 39 passes (89% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 13. He performed 11 crosses.
Šibenik – Formation
Šibenik started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Mario Cvitanović played with: Lovre Rogić, Doni Grdić , Stefan Perić , Mislav Matić , Marcos Mina , Marko Soldo , Juan Mesa , Haruki Arai , Ivan Krolo , Duje Čop and Ivan Delić .
These were the players on the bench: Antonio Đaković, Josip Kvesić, Ivan Dolček, Dino Skorup, Niko Rak, Sacha Marasović, Karlo Špeljak , Bernardo Matić, Moses Zambrang Barnabas, Leon Kreković, Moses Barnabas , Viktor Damjanić and Luigi Mišević.
Šibenik could not rely on the presence of Moses Zambrang Barnabas (injured).
Šibenik made 4 changes: Marko Soldo for Moses Zambrang Barnabas (39′), Ivan Krolo for Niko Rak (57′), Ivan Delic for Karlo Špeljak (57′) and D. Grdić for Leon Krekovic (88′).
Best player: Stefan Perić
The player that probably impressed the most for Šibenik was Stefan Perić.
His rating iswith 8 passes (50% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the 1. HNL.