Hajduk Split conquers Istra 1961 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit. HIGHLIGHTS

SPLIT. Hajduk Split succeeded in reverse the scoreline against Istra 1961.

Hajduk Split conquers Istra 1961 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit. HIGHLIGHTS

SPLIT. Hajduk Split succeeded in turn the tables against Istra 1961. It was Istra 1961 to score first with a goal from A. Mahmoud. Nonetheless, later Hajduk Split found the way to reverse the scoreline scoring 3 consecutive goals with M. Livaja (45′), M. Livaja (51′) and F. Krovinovic (55′). Hajduk Split was decisively better in terms of ball possession (66%) and that was among the factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stadion Poljud stadium in Split on Saturday and it started at 7:05 pm local time. The referee was Zdenko Lovrić with the assistance of Marjan Tomas and Kristijan Novosel. The 4th official was Ivan Matić. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 23.1 degrees Celsius or 73.51 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 60%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 66 Ball Possession 34
  • 19 Total 5
  • 9 On Target 3
  • 10 Off Target 2
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 150 Attack 86
  • 95 Dangerous attack 25
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 2 Penalties 0
  • 6 Corners 5
  • 1 Yellow Cards 4
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 1

Ball possession

Hajduk Split had a strong ball possession 66% while Istra 1961 was struggling with a 34% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Hajduk Split was more aggressive with 95 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 9 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Hajduk Split won the match​.

Hajduk Split shot 19 times, 9 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Istra 1961 shot 5 times, 3 on target, 2 off target.


Hajduk Split received 1 yellow card (M. Livaja). Talking about the opposition, Istra 1961 received 4 yellow cards (A. Mahmoud, S. Blagojevic, F. Caseres and M. Perkovic).

Also, Istra 1961 didn’t end the match with 11 players after A. Mahmoud (Istra 1961) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (45′).

Match Timeline

A. Mahmoud(goal)
A. Mahmoud- Yellow
M. Livaja- Yellow
S. Blagojevic- Yellow
M. Livaja(penalty)
A. Mahmoud(yellowred)
D. Melnjak- sub ->D. Colina
E. Sahiti- sub ->M. Ljubicic
D. Mikanovic- sub ->G. Lovrencsics
F. Caseres- Yellow
M. Livaja(penalty)
F. Krovinovic(goal)
N. Kalinic- sub ->L. Grgic
M. Perkovic- Yellow
A. Perera- sub ->S. Blagojevic
J. Vukovic- sub ->F. Krovinovic
G. Desio- sub ->F. Caseres
D. Kapitanovic- sub ->L. Hujber
A. Ivancic- sub ->F. Mlinar
L. Moura- sub ->D. Drena Beljo


After playing this encounter, Hajduk Split will have 72 points to remain in the 2nd place. Regarding the opposition, Istra 1961 will stay with 28 points to sit in the 9th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the 1. HNL, Hajduk Split will play away with Dinamo Zagreb on the 21st of May with a 27-12 head to head in favor of Dinamo Zagreb (17 draws).

Istra 1961 will host Slaven Koprivnica on the 21st of May with a 17-12 head to head in favor of Slaven Koprivnica (21 draws).

Hajduk Split – Formation

Hajduk Split started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Valdas Dambrauskas decided to play with the following team: .

Hajduk Split could not rely on the presence of D. Mikanovic (injured).


Hajduk Split made 5 changes: D. Colina for D. Melnjak (46′), M. Ljubicic for E. Sahiti (46′), G. Lovrencsics for D. Mikanovic (46′), L. Grgic for N. Kalinic (57′) and F. Krovinovic for J. Vukovic (78′).

Istra 1961 – Formation

Istra 1961 started with a 3-5-1-1 line-up (3-5-1-1).

Gonzalo Manuel García García played with: .


Istra 1961 made 5 changes: S. Blagojevic for A. Perera (77′), F. Caseres for G. Desio (84′), L. Hujber for D. Kapitanovic (85′), F. Mlinar for A. Ivancic (85′) and D. Drena Beljo for L. Moura (85′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the 1. HNL.​