RIJEKA. Rijeka was finally too strong for Lokomotiva Zagreb with the goal of Z. Subaric (25′ own), H. Vuckic (38′ pen) and M. Frigan (78′).
Rijeka remained in players after M. Pavlovic received a double yellow card in the 81′. Anyhow, Rijeka still managed to win this match playing only in players.
The match was played at the Stadion HNK Rijeka stadium in Rijeka on Sunday and it started at 5:10 pm local time. The referee was Zdenko Lovrić with the help of Kristijan Novosel and Tomislav Keglević. The 4th official was Dario Kulušić. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 16.8 degrees Celsius or 62.31 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 75%.
- 53 Ball Possession 47
- 8 Total 8
- 5 On Target 3
- 3 Off Target 5
- 0 Shots blocked 0
- 117 Attack 115
- 63 Dangerous attack 74
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 1 Penalties 0
- 2 Corners 5
- 2 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 1 Red Card 1
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Rijeka was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. Lokomotiva Zagreb that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Lokomotiva Zagreb had a more offensive attitude with 74 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, Rijeka managed to find the solution to win this contest.
Rijeka shot 8 times, 5 on target, 3 off target. Talking about the opposition, Lokomotiva Zagreb shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.
Rijeka received 2 yellow cards (M. Pavlovic and A. Grgic). Regarding the opposition, Lokomotiva Zagreb received 3 yellow cards (M. Maric, J. Pivaric and J. De Haas).
M. Pavlovic (Rijeka) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (81′).
Also, Lokomotiva Zagreb didn’t end the match with 11 players after J. De Haas (Lokomotiva Zagreb) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (73′).
After this match, Rijeka will have 12 points like Šibenik to hold in the 8th place. Regarding the opposition, Lokomotiva Zagreb will stay with 10 points to sit in the 9th place.
In the next match in the 1. HNL, Rijeka will play away against Gorica on the 22nd of April with a 9-6 head to head in favor of Gorica (3 draws).
Lokomotiva Zagreb will host Gorica on the 6th of May with a 6-6 head to head statistic.
Rijeka – Formation
Rijeka started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Serse Cosmi decided to play with the following team: Nediljko Labrović, Ivan Smolčić , Mateo Pavlović , Andrija Vukčević , Alen Grgić , Lindon Selahi , Damjan Pavlović , Mario Vrančić , Prince Ampem , Matija Frigan and Haris Vučkić .
The home team had on the bench: Martin Zlomislić, Niko Galešić, Anton Krešić, Nikita Vlasenko, Roko Jurišić, Alen Halilović, Denis Bušnja, Andro Babić, Gabriel Lunetta , Näis Djouahra, Matej Vuk and Bernard Karrica.
Rijeka made 4 changes: H. Vuckic for G. Lunetta (74′), D. Pavlovic for A. Babic (75′), P. O. Ampem for A. Kresic (82′) and M. Frigan for B. Karrica (90′).
Best player: Matija Frigan
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Rijeka was Matija Frigan.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 15 passes (66% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 15. He hit the woodwork once times.
Lokomotiva Zagreb – Formation
Lokomotiva Zagreb started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Silvijo Čabraja played with: Zvonimir Šubarić, Branimir Cipetić , Jon Mersinaj , Justin De Haas , Josip Pivarić , Mateo Marić , Blaž Bošković , Ivan Tomečak , Gabriel Groznica , Ibrahim Aliyu and Indrit Tuci .
These were the players on the bench: Nikola Čavlina, Hajdin Salihu, Ivan Milićević, Kristijan Čabrajić, Marko Vranjković, Marin Šotiček, Silvio Goričan , Luka Stojković , Vladan Bubanja , Sandro Kulenović and Mario Veljača.
Lokomotiva Zagreb made 5 changes: B. Boskovic for V. Bubanja (46′), G. Groznica for S. Kulenovic (46′), A. Ibrahim for L. Stojkovic (46′), I. Tomecak for S. Gorican (68′) and I. Tuci for H. Salihu (77′).
Best player: Sandro Kulenović
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Lokomotiva Zagreb was Sandro Kulenović.
His rating iswith 12 passes (58% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 46′.
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