ZAGREB. Dinamo Zagreb beat Varaždin 3-1 thanks to B. Petkovic who scored in the 70th and 90th minute. It was Varaždin to score first with a goal from F. Brodic. Notwithstanding, later Dinamo Zagreb found the way to reverse the scoreline scoring 3 consecutive goals with B. Petkovic (70′), M. Baturina (78′) and B. Petkovic (90′). Dinamo Zagreb was surely better in terms of ball possession (64%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Stadion Maksimir stadium in Zagreb on Sunday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Patrik Kolarić with the collaboration of Sanja Rođak-Karšić and Nikola Kečkiš. The 4th official was Igor Pajač. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 21.4 degrees Celsius or 70.5 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 61%.
- ! 64 Ball Possession 36
- 25 Total 3
- 8 On Target 2
- 17 Off Target 1
- 0 Shots blocked 0
- 110 Attack 75
- 82 Dangerous attack 20
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 1 Penalties 0
- 6 Corners 0
- 1 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 1
Dinamo Zagreb had a strong ball possession 64% while Varaždin was struggling with a 36% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Dinamo Zagreb was putting more pressure with 82 dangerous attacks and 25 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Dinamo Zagreb won the match.
Dinamo Zagreb shot 25 times, 8 on target, 17 off target. Talking about the opposition, Varaždin shot 3 times, 2 on target, 1 off target.
Dinamo Zagreb received 1 yellow card (R. Ljubicic). On the opposite side, Varaždin received 2 yellow cards (A. Herrera and M. Pilj).
Also, Varaždin didn’t end the match with 11 players after A. Herrera (Varaždin) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (33′).
After this match, Dinamo Zagreb will have 34 points to hold in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Varaždin will stay with 16 points to sit in the 5th place.
In the next match in the 1. HNL, Dinamo Zagreb will host Gorica on the 3rd of June with a 16-1 head to head statistic in favor of Dinamo Zagreb (1 draw).
Varaždin will play away agasint Gorica on the 27th of May with a 4-3 head to head record in favor of Gorica (3 draws).
Dinamo Zagreb – Formation
Dinamo Zagreb adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Ante Čačić decided to play with the following team: Dominik Livaković, Stefan Ristovski , Josip Šutalo , Rasmus Lauritsen , Daniel Štefulj , Josip Mišić , Robert Ljubičić , Petar Bočkaj , Martin Baturina , Dario Špikić and Josip Drmić .
The home team had on the bench: Danijel Zagorac, Ivan Nevistić, Kévin Théophile-Catherine, Dino Perić, Emir Dilaver, Sadegh Moharrami, Marko Bulat, Mahir Emreli, Antonio Marin , Luka Menalo and Bruno Petković .
Dinamo Zagreb made 4 changes: D. Stefulj for A. Marin (46′), R. Lauritsen for S. Moharrami (46′), D. Spikic for B. Petkovic (63′) and J. Drmic for M. Bulat (90′).
Best player: Bruno Petković
The most impressive player for Dinamo Zagreb was Bruno Petković.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 12 passes (75% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 3.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 63′.
Varaždin – Formation
Also Varaždin adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Nikola Šafarić played with: Oliver Zelenika, Jozo Stanić , Marko Stolnik , Luka Jelenić , Matija Kolarić , Mato Stanić , Marin Pilj , Lovro Banovec , Tonio Teklić , Andris Herrera and Michele Šego, Fran Brodić .
They had on the bench: Božidar Radošević, Filip Brekalo, Lamine Ba, Luka Škaričić , Matija Katanec, Ivan Posavec , Demir Peco, Leon Belcar, Ivan Ćubelić , Noa Vugrinec, Karlo Perić and Niko Domjanić.
Varaždin made 5 changes: J. Stanic for L. Skaricic (51′), L. Banovec for I. Posavec (62′), T. Teklic for I. Cubelic (62′), F. Brodic for K. Peric (75′) and M. Stolnik for L. Ba (75′).
Best player: Fran Brodić
The player that probably impressed the most for Varaždin was Fran Brodić.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 21 passes (57% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 9.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the 1. HNL.
- Rijeka – Lokomotiva Zagreb – 3-0
- Dinamo Zagreb – Varaždin – 3-1