PULA. Šibenik was capable to reverse the scoreline against Istra 1961 to win 2-1. It was Šibenik to strike first with a goal of I. Delic at the 26′. Then M. Curic scored again for Šibenik in the 45′ minute with a penalty. Eventually, F. Caseres reduced the distance for Istra 1961 (73′). Eventually, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Istra 1961 lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Stadion Aldo Drosina stadium in Pula on Saturday and it started at 7:05 pm local time. The referee was Ante Čulina with the help of Dario Kolarević and Ivan Starčević. The 4th official was Patrik Kolarić. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 17.3 degrees Celsius or 63.16 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 72%.
Istra 1961 was in firm control of the ball 58% while Šibenik was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Istra 1961 had a more offensive attitude with 32 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 7 were on target. Anyhow, Šibenik succeeded in find the solution to win this contest.
Šibenik shot 7 times, 5 on target, 2 off target. On the other side, Istra 1961 shot 13 times, 7 on target, 6 off target.
Šibenik received 4 yellow cards (L. Simunovic, D. Racunica, A. Marin and A. Asanovic). On the other side, Istra 1961 received 3 yellow cards (A. Perera, M. Rovis and R. Miskovic).
After this match, Šibenik will have 32 points to sit in the 8th place. On the other side, Istra 1961 will stay with 28 points to hold in the 9th place.
In the next match in the 1. HNL, Šibenik will host Dinamo Zagreb on the 15th of May with a 17-2 head to head stats in favor of Dinamo Zagreb (2 draws).
Istra 1961 will play away agasint Hajduk Split on the 14th of May with a 30-10 head to head in favor of Hajduk Split (8 draws).
Šibenik – Formation
Šibenik started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Gonzalo Manuel García García decided to play with the following team: .
Šibenik could not rely on the presence of A. Asanovic (injured).
Šibenik made 4 changes: S. Peric for A. Asanovic (52′), E. Grezda for S. Sahiti (80′), I. Delic for J. Kvesic (80′) and I. Vidovic for E. Julardzija (89′).
Istra 1961 – Formation
Istra 1961 started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Dean Računica played with: .
Istra 1961 could not rely on the presence of R. Miskovic (injured).
Istra 1961 made 3 changes: M. Lisica for R. Miskovic (19′), M. Rovis for L. Moura (65′) and A. Mahmoud for F. Caseres (65′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the 1. HNL.