Last night, the Croatian Supercup match was played between Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split
DINAMO ZAGREB – HAJDUK SPLIT 1-0 (Baturina 52′)
Dinamo: Livaković – Ristovski (Moharrami 84′), Šutalo, Perić, Ljubičić – Bulat, Mišić (Sučić 84′) – Špikić (Menalo 84′), Baturina, Ivanušec (Marin 89′) – Petković (Topić 67′)
Hajduk: Lučić – Sigur (Moufi 70′), Šarlija, Ferro, Melnjak – Krovinović, Pukštas (Odjidja-Ofoe 70′) – Dolček (Čuić 62′), Benrahou, Dajaku (Sahiti 62′) – Mlakar
REFREES: Dario Bel, Goran Pataki, Marjan Tomas, Patrik Kolarić, Mario Zebec (VAR), Bojan Zobenica (AVAR)
At the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb, Dinamo was better than Hajduk. Dinamo won 1-0, and the scorer was Martin Baturina in the 52nd minute of the game. It was already the fourth goal for Hajduk, and Martin made his debut in 2022.
In the first half, Dinamo was better, with several good chances, and Bruno Petković was inspiring. With the departure of Petković and the entry of Topić, Dinamo seemed to have lost attacking creativity, and Hajduk started to squeeze. The Split team was looking for an equalizer, and nervousness was rising at every step, but Dinamo successfully defended its advantage. Ivanušec and Špikić had to leave the game due to injury, and with Ivanušec’s injury, Dinamo could find themselves in problems, especially for European matches.
Hajduk came to Zagreb wearing green colors, although they were not as green as at the beginning of this year, when the coach of the Split team, nevertheless, learned a lesson. Hajduk played better. Hajduk had chances, but the home team saved several situations and blocked shots.
Dinamo opened the game better, but after that, Hajduk started sneaking around Dinamo’s goal. The Zagreb team woke up again and began to dominate in attacking efforts, but Hajduk also knew how to respond.
Hajduk opened the second half with a great chance that Dayak should have realized. But Dinamo’s best players responded in the best possible way. Assisted by Petković, the young Baturina scored in the 52nd minute to take the lead and the final result. That was Martin Baturina’s fourth goal in derbies against Hajduk.
As the match drew to a close, Dinamo withdrew, or rather, with the exit of Petković, the boys from Zagreb seemed to have disappeared from the field. Hajduk opened up but failed to score.
As for Hajduk’s nervousness, more energy is spent on complaints and talking, and there needs to be more concentration in the game. This could also be seen in the conceded goal.
They should concentrate on their game because they have also shown weaknesses in European competitions that may cost them their future in Europe.