Istra 1961 beats Osijek with a 2-0 win with a goal from H. Bande 83min and a goal from R. Miskovic 90min.
The match was played at the Stadion Aldo Drosina stadium in PULA on Sunday and it started at 4:55 pm local time. The referee was Ivan Bebek. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 24.3 degrees Celsius or 75.76 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 53%.
Istra 1961 started with a aggressive line-up. On the other side, Osijek adopted for a 3-5-2 formation.
Istra 1961 – Formation
Gonzalo Manuel García García decided to play with the following team: Ivan Lučić, Rafa Navarro, Bernardo Matić, Einar Galilea, Luka Marin, Slavko Blagojević, Antonio Perera Calderon, Abdallahi Mahmoud, Hassane Bandé, Dion Drena Beljo and Serder Serderov.
The home team had on the bench: Gonzalo Collao, Mauro Perković, Damjan Daničić, João Silva, Luka Hujber, Robert Mišković, Frano Mlinar, Mateo Lisica and Miroslav Iličić.
Osijek – Formation
On the other side, Nenad García García played with: Ivica Ivušić, Slavko Bralić, Mile Škorić, Danijel Lončar, Mato Miloš, Vedran Jugović, Mihael Žaper, László Kleinheisler, Petar Bočkaj, Damjan Bohar and Ramón Miérez.
They had on the bench: Marko Malenica, Yevgen Cheberko, Karlo Bartolec, Darko Nejašmić, Amer Hiroš, Šime Gržan, Ivan Fiolić, Marin Pilj and Antonio Mance.
- 47 Ball Possession 53
- 10 Total 15
- 6 On Target 4
- 4 Off Target 11
- 0 Shots blocked 0
- 93 Attack 100
- 69 Dangerous attack 85
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 5 Corners 4
- 2 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Istra 1961 was in possession of the ball for 47% of the time vs. Osijek that controlled the ball for 53% of the time.
After this match, Istra 1961 will have 6 points to stay in the 7th place. On the other side, Osijek will stay with 13 points to stay in the 1st place.
In the next match in the 1. HNL, Istra 1961 will play away Šibenik on the 28th of August with a 6-3 head to head in favor of Šibenik (4 draw). Osijek will host Dinamo Zagreb on the 29th of August with a 34-8 head to head in favor of Dinamo Zagreb (11 draw).