Sunday, 24 October 2010


CIBALIA 2 HAJDUK 1 (Prgomet, Bartolovic/ Vukusic)
DINAMO 1 SIBENIK 0 (Tomecak)
VARAZDIN 2 ISTRA PULA 1 (Dudic, Pauletic O.G/ Linic)
RIJEKA 1 OSIJEK 5 (Strok/ Milicevic, Smoje, Nikisic, Sorsa, Skoric)
KARLOVAC 1 LOKOMOTIVA 2 (Primorac/ Sopic, Bule)
SPLIT 1 ZAPRESIC 1 (Vidic/ Matko)
DRAGOVOLJAC 1 ZADAR 4 (Leko/ Santini, Banovic, Mrsic, Curjuric)
BELUPO 1 ZAGREB 2 (Milardovic/ Pavlovic, Dedic)

Hajduk Split slipped up 2-1 Cibalia, to give Dinamo Zagreb the chance to extend their lead at the top. The Croatian Champions duely defeated Sibenik 1-0 thanks to Ivan Tomecak's goal to go four points clear. RNK Split stay third after a 1-1 draw with in form Inter Zapresic. Cibalia's win over Hajduk moves them up to fourth with Kresimir Prgomet and former Hajduk man Mladen Bartolovic netting the goals.

Varazdin who are in danger of losing star man Josip Brezovec on a free transfer due to unpaid wages, are 5th after beating Istra Pula 2-1. Brezovec was given praise by both coaches for playing an influential role. Sinisa Linic scored his first goal for Pula. Zagreb jumped ahead of Rijeka into 6th after beat out of form Slaven Belupo 2-1. Belupo are sliding dangerous towards the relegation zone, where Zadar and Lokomotiva are showing plenty of fight. Zadar beat Dragovoljac 4-1, whilst Lokomotiva recorded a impressive 2-1 away victory over Karlovac. The common opinion is Loko are only in a temporary blip due to player injuries, however whilst goalscorers Nino Bule and Zjelko Sopic continue to perform the team has a chance.

Sibenik have also been improving, so above Istra Pula and Dragovoljac who are stranded their is expected to be a severe fight for survival. The capabilities of the 14th placed teams upwards would suggest the league is largely evenly matched exempting the bottom two and Dinamo Zagreb. If HNS were to study the league they would see that their our 14 teams capable of competing well in the countries top flight.