NK ZAGREB 3 VARTEKS 0 (Vugrinec, Abdurahimi 2)
DINAMO 0 ZADAR 0
ISTRA 1961 1 SESVETE 0 (Zupan)
MEDIMURJE 1 OSIJEK 1 (Vuka/ Hrncevic)
KARLOVAC 0 BELUPO 0
CIBALIA 1 LOKOMOTIVA 0 (Malcic)
SIBENIK 0 ZAPRESIC 0
It was a dreary week in the Croatian league on Saturday as three matches finished goalless. Dinamo Zagreb was one of the culprits for providing little excitement as they drew at home to Zadar. Cibalia ensured they stayed in second after in form Zjelko Malcic struck home a penalty to see off Lokomotiva. With Sibenik, Belupo, Karlovac and Osijek also drawing it was as you were. Similarly down the bottom Zapresic, Medimurje and Zadar only picked up a point, which allowed Zagreb and Istra to benefit as they both claimed victories.
NK Zagreb beat Varteks, whilst Istra won their second straight game after Dragan Zupan's goal defeated Sesvete. The three points was hugely important for both sides as they are finally both within just a win of Zadar, Medimurje, Zapresic and more aminously Varteks immediately above them. Varteks look in serious trouble as they are now starting to shows signs that the clubs off field financial troubles is effecting the team. Zagreb's Davor Vugrinec showed why he was once a Croatian international with a outstanding free kick, whilst Croatia appears to have a new creative star in Besart Abdurahimi who scored two fine goals and has been on fire lately.