ZAGREB. Rijeka succeeded in reverse the score against Lokomotiva Zagreb to win 2-1. It was Rijeka to strike first with a goal of Matija Frigan at the 10′. Then Jorge Obregón scored again for Rijeka in the 69′ minute. Eventually, Mateo Maric reduced the distance for Lokomotiva Zagreb (90′). Eventually, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Lokomotiva Zagreb was truly better in terms of ball possession (63%).
The match was played at the Stadion Kranjčevićeva stadium in Zagreb on Saturday and it started at 5:10 pm local time. The referee was Patrik Kolarić with the help of Ivan Janić and Deni Grofelnik. The 4th official was Dario Kulušić. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 11.8 degrees Celsius or 53.28 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 62%.
- ! 37 Ball Possession 63
- 18 Total 24
- 3 On Target 5
- 11 Off Target 13
- 4 Shots blocked 6
- 96 Attack 100
- 52 Dangerous attack 70
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 4 Corners 6
- 1 Off Sides 2
- 18 Total 17
- 3 Yellow Cards 1
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
Lokomotiva Zagreb had a strong ball possession 63% while Rijeka was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Lokomotiva Zagreb was more pushing with 70 dangerous attacks and 24 shots of which 5 were on target. Nonetheless, Rijeka managed to find the solution to win this match.
Rijeka shot 17 times, 3 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Lokomotiva Zagreb shot 24 times, 5 on target, 13 off target.
Rijeka received 4 yellow cards (Niko Jankovic, Danilo Veiga, I. Smolčić and I. Smolcic). Talking about the opposition, Lokomotiva Zagreb received 1 yellow card (Jon Mersinaj).
After this match, Rijeka will have 28 points to hold in the 6th place. Talking about the opposition, Lokomotiva Zagreb will stay with 25 points to sit in the 8th place.
In the next match in the 1. HNL, Rijeka will play away with Gorica on the 22nd of April with a 9-7 head to head stats in favor of Gorica (3 draws).
Lokomotiva Zagreb will host Gorica on the 6th of May with a 7-6 head to head stats in favor of Lokomotiva Zagreb (7 draws).
Rijeka – Formation
Rijeka adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Silvijo Čabraja decided to play with the following team: Nediljko Labrović, Danilo Filipe Melo Veiga , Niko Galešić , Emir Dilaver , Andrija Vukčević , Veldin Hodža , Lindon Selahi , Prince Ampem , Niko Janković , Antonio Marin and Matija Frigan .
The home team had on the bench: Adrian Liber, Anton Krešić, Bruno Goda, Jorge Obregón , Deni Jurić, Emmanuel Banda , Ivan Smolčić , Mato Stanić and Martin Zlomislić.
Rijeka made 5 changes: Niko Galesic for Ivan Smolčić (46′), Niko Jankovic for Emmanuel Banda (46′), Lindon Selahi for Adrian Liber (68′), Prince Ampem for Jorge Obregón (68′) and A. Marin for Bruno Goda (82′).
Best player: Emir Dilaver
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Rijeka was Emir Dilaver even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 36 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.
Lokomotiva Zagreb – Formation
Also Lokomotiva Zagreb adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Serse Cosmi played with: Nikola Čavlina, Branimir Cipetić , Jon Mersinaj , Justin De Haas , Ivan Milićević , Mateo Marić , Vladan Bubanja , Ibrahim Aliyu , Luka Stojković , Josip Pivarić and Sandro Kulenović .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Fabijan Krivak, Hajdin Salihu, Jakov Anton Vasilj, Marko Batur, Branimir Kalaica, Zvonimir Šubarić, Fran Žilinski, Marko Vranjković , Lukas Kačavenda , Indrit Tuci , Art Smakaj and Silvio Goričan .
Lokomotiva Zagreb made 5 changes: Josip Pivaric for Silvio Goričan (46′), Branimir Cipetic for Marko Vranjković (46′), Vladan Bubanja for Jakov-Anton Vasilj (66′), Ibrahim Aliyu for Lukas Kačavenda (74′) and S. Kulenović for Indrit Tuci (74′).
Best player: Branimir Cipetić
The player that probably impressed the most for Lokomotiva Zagreb was Branimir Cipetić.
His rating iswith 20 passes (70% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 6. He performed 8 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the 1. HNL.
- Istra 1961 – Osijek – 1-0
- Lokomotiva Zagreb – Rijeka – 1-2