Dinamo and Hajduk opened the new Supersport HNL season at 8:00 p.m. at the Maksimir Stadium.
DINAMO ZAGREB – HAJDUK SPLIT 1:2 (Petković 35′ / Livaja 74′, Pukštas 90’+3′)
DINAMO ZAGREB: Livaković – Moharrami, Ristovski, Šutalo, Ljubičić – Mišić, Bulat (Sučić 79′) – Špikić, Baturina, Ivanušec – Petković (Drmić 79′)
HAJDUK SPLIT: Lučić – Sigur (Moufi 58′), Šarlija, Ferro, Melnjak – Pukštas, Krovinović – Sahiti (Dolček 58′), Benrahou (Odjidja-Ofoe 58′), Mlakar (Dajaku 67′) – Livaja
REFEREE: Igor Pajač
Hajduk shocked the Zagreb team and won 2:1 from Zagreb. Dinamo took the lead in the 35th minute with a goal by Bruno Petković, and in the 64th minute, Lučić saved his shot from eleven meters. Just 10 minutes later, Livaja equalized after a mistake by Livaković. At the end of stoppage time, Pukštas scored for a turnaround, and thus Hajduk won.
With the turnaround, the Split team caused a shock for their opponents, and this colossal celebration will give them a mighty wind at their backs because they received confirmation that they are doing a good job. The boys from Zagreb had the lead and a penalty kick that would have solved everything, thus losing the title of player of the match, and Rokas Pustkas became the hero. The destructive reactions of Dinamo players led to a wrong position for the Zagreb club. When Hajduk did not score in the Super Cup, they scored now in the championship game.
The fans of the Split team will indeed celebrate all night, but there is still a big problem because there are still 35 matches in the championship ahead of us. This pace needs to be sustained. The question is how long they can last with the upcoming European matches.