PULA. Istra 1961 prevailed over Slaven Koprivnica 3-1 thanks to D. Drena who scored in the 48th and 90th minute. Istra 1961 got an early 2-0 lead with 2 goals from D. Drena Beljo (48′) and H. Bande (54′). Slaven Koprivnica tried to recover with a goal from L. Zvonarek (76′). However, the match was closed by a goal (90′) scored by D. Drena Beljo for Istra 1961. Slaven Koprivnica lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).
Istra 1961 remained in 10 people after S. Blagojevic received a double yellow card in the 71′. Anyway, Istra 1961 still succeeded in win this match competing only with 10 players.
The match was played at the Stadion Aldo Drosina stadium in Pula on Friday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Fran Jović. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 22.3 degrees Celsius or 72.16 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 43%.
Slaven Koprivnica was in firm control of the ball 57% while Istra 1961 was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Slaven Koprivnica was more aggressive with 81 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 5 were on target. Even so, Istra 1961 was capable to find the solution to win this encounter.
Istra 1961 shot 8 times, 6 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, Slaven Koprivnica shot 9 times, 5 on target, 4 off target.
Istra 1961 received 2 yellow cards (S. Blagojevic and E. Galilea). On the opposite side, Slaven Koprivnica received 2 yellow cards (L. Liklin and A. Bosec).
S. Blagojevic (Istra 1961) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (71′).
After this match, Istra 1961 will have 28 points to stay in the 9th place. On the other side, Slaven Koprivnica will stay with 36 points to stay in the 7th place.
D. Drena Beljo (Penalty)
D. Drena Beljo
Istra 1961: Formation and Lineups
Istra 1961 started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Gonzalo Manuel García García chose to play with the following team: Lovro Majkić , Luka Hujber , João Silva , Einar Galilea , Mihael Rovis , Frano Mlinar , Slavko Blagojević , Antonio Ivančić , Hassane Bandé , Robert Mišković and Dion Drena Beljo .
Istra 1961 could not rely on the presence of R. Navarro (injured).
Istra 1961 made 5 changes: R. Miskovic for G. Desio (46′), A. Ivancic for D. Kapitanovic (46′), L. Hujber for R. Navarro (57′), H. Bande for F. Vujnovic (83′) and D. Kapitanovic for A. Mauric (88′).
Best player: Lovro Majkić
The player that probably impressed the most for Istra 1961 was the goalkeeper: Lovro Majkić. His rating is 7.85. He performed 6 saves.
Slaven Koprivnica: Formation and Lineups
Slaven Koprivnica started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
On the other side, Zoran Zekić played with: Antun Marković , Filip Hlevnjak , Goran Paracki , Tomislav Božić , Antonio Bosec , Zoran Kvržić , Luka Liklin , Ikouwem Udo Utin , Lovro Zvonarek , Hansel Zapata and Ivijan Svržnjak .
Slaven Koprivnica made 4 changes: L. Liklin for M. Mlinaric (58′), G. Paracki for A. Brkovic (58′), I. Svrznjak for M. Lausic (58′) and I. Utin for B. Bogojevic (74′).
Top player: Lovro Zvonarek
The player who no doubt impressed Slaven Koprivnica the most was Lovro Zvonarek.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 21 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the 1. HNL