1. HNL: Gorica draws 0-0 with Varaždin with Joey Suk missing a penalty

VELIKA GORICA. Gorica 0-0 Varaždin could not score a single goal after Joey Suk missed a penalty.

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VELIKA GORICA. Gorica 0-0 Varaždin didn’t manage to score any goal on Wednesday. Varaždin was far superior when it came to possession ball (65%)​.

Joey Suk missed a decisive penalty (89′). That would have allowed Gorica to win the match.​

Joey Suk missed 1 penalty (89′) for ​Gorica.

The match was played at the ŠRC Velika Gorica stadium in Velika Gorica on Wednesday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Zdenko Lovrić assisted by Kruno Šarić and Ivan Janić. The 4th official was Antonio Škobić. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 6.3 degrees Celsius or 43.25 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 90%.​

Match Statistics

Varaždin was in firm control of the ball 65% while Gorica was struggling with a 35% ball possession.

Gorica was more aggressive with 69 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 1 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Gorica to win the match​.

Gorica shot 10 times, 1 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Varaždin shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target.


Gorica received 2 yellow cards (J. Pršir and M. Vojtko). On the other side, Varaždin received 2 yellow cards (Marko Stolnik and A. Elezi).

After playing this match, Gorica will have 7 points to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Varaždin will have 22 points to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 22'

    Marko Stolnik

  • 50'

    J. Pršir

  • 65'

    M. Vojtko

  • 67'

    A. Elezi

  • 70'

    Edin Julardzija

    J. Mitrović

  • 70'

    Luka Kapulica

    J. Pršir

  • 72'

    Lovro Banovec

    Marin Pilj

  • 72'

    Karlo Peric

    Fran Brodic

  • 76'

    Valentino Majstorovic

    Merveil Ndockyt

  • 80'

    Andris Herrera

    Karlo Peric

  • 86'

    Mario Matković

    M. Vojtko

  • 89'

    Joey Suk

  • 90'

    Niko Domjanic

    M. Šego

Next match

In the upcoming 1. HNL match, Gorica will play away with Dinamo Zagreb on the 21st of January with a 16-0 head to head record in favor of Dinamo Zagreb (1 draw).

Varaždin will host Lokomotiva Zagreb on the 22nd of January with a 9-3 head to head record in favor of Lokomotiva Zagreb (3 draws).

Gorica: Formation and Lineups

Gorica started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Igor Angelovski chose to play with the following team: Ivan Banić (6.8), Momčilo Raspopović (7.8), Matthew Steenvoorden (7.0), Krešimir Krizmanić (6.8), Matúš Vojtko (7.1), Joey Suk (6.8), Filip Mrzljak (6.9), Merveil Ndockyt (6.1), Jurica Pršir (6.1), Josip Mitrović (6.4) and Ante Matej Jurić (7.4).


Gorica made 4 changes: J. Mitrović for Edin Julardzija (70′), J. Pršir for Luka Kapulica (70′), Merveil Ndockyt for Valentino Majstorovic (76′) and M. Vojtko for Mario Matković (86′).

Top player: Momčilo Raspopović

Probably the most impressive player in Gorica was Momčilo Raspopović.

His rating is (7.8) with 31 passes (48% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 12. He performed 3 crosses.

Varaždin: Formation and Lineups

Varaždin started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Talking about the opposition, Nikola Šafarić played with: Božidar Radošević (6.8), Jozo Stanić (7.3), Marko Stolnik (6.6), Luka Jelenić (7.1), Matija Kolarić (7.0), David Puclin (7.0), Agon Elezi (6.8), Marin Pilj (6.6), Tonio Teklić (7.3), Fran Brodić (6.1) and Michele Šego (7.0).

Varaždin could not rely on the presence of Andris Herrera (injured).


Varaždin made 4 changes: Marin Pilj for Lovro Banovec (72′), Fran Brodic for Karlo Peric (72′), Karlo Peric for Andris Herrera (80′) and M. Šego for Niko Domjanic (90′).

Top player: Jozo Stanić

The player who no doubt impressed Varaždin the most was Jozo Stanić.

His rating is (7.3) with 39 passes (69% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 17. He performed 7 crosses.

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