1. HNL: Osijek tops Rijeka 3-0

RIJEKA. Osijek was ultimately too good for Rijeka.


RIJEKA. Osijek was after all too good for Rijeka with the goal of R. Mierez (36′), M. Caktas (44′) and M. Caktas (63′). Osijek took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the Stadion HNK Rijeka stadium in Rijeka on Saturday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Ante Čulina with the help of Dario Kolarević and Nikola Kečkiš. The 4th official was Marin Vidulin. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 19.1 degrees Celsius or 66.43 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 78%.​

Match Statistics

Osijek was in firm control of the ball 56% while Rijeka was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Osijek was more aggressive with 82 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Osijek won the encounter.​

Rijeka shot 6 times, 1 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Osijek shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.


Rijeka received 3 yellow cards (M. Pavlovic, A. Liber and N. Vlasenko). On the other side, Osijek received 1 yellow card (R. Mierez).

After this match, Rijeka will stay with 5 points like Gorica to stay in the 10th place. On the other side, Osijek will have 9 points like Lokomotiva Zagreb and Šibenik to stay in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 9'

    M. Pavlovic

  • 25'

    D. Hernández Barriuso (Goal Disallowed)

  • 33'

    N. Vlasenko

    M. Pavlovic

  • 36'

    R. Mierez

  • 37'

    R. Mierez

  • 44'

    M. Caktas

  • 46'

    V. Hodza

    D. Pavlovic

  • 46'

    N. Djouahra

    M. Djuricin

  • 55'

    A. Liber

  • 63'

    M. Caktas

  • 67'

    D. Busnja

    A. Grgic

  • 69'

    N. Vlasenko

  • 78'

    A. Hiros

    R. Mierez

  • 77'

    D. Drena Beljo

    R. Mierez

  • 89'

    O. Bakic

    M. Caktas

Next match

In the upcoming 1. HNL match, Rijeka will play away against Hajduk Split on the 14th of September with a 26-13 head to head in favor of Rijeka (18 draws).

Osijek will play away against Gorica on the 17th of September with a 6-5 head to head statistic in favor of Osijek (6 draws).

Rijeka: Formation and Lineups

Rijeka started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Fausto Budicin chose to play with the following team: Nediljko Labrović (6.1), Mateo Pavlović (6.6), Niko Galešić (6.9), Andrija Vukčević (6.8), Alen Grgić (6.4), Damjan Pavlović (7.0), Adrian Liber (6.2), Lindon Selahi (6.1), Gabriel Lunetta (6.8), Jorge Obregón (6.8) and Marco Đuričin (6.8).


Rijeka made 4 changes: M. Pavlovic for N. Vlasenko (33′), D. Pavlovic for V. Hodza (46′), M. Djuricin for N. Djouahra (46′) and A. Grgic for D. Busnja (67′).

Top player: Damjan Pavlović

The player who no doubt impressed Rijeka the most was Damjan Pavlović.

His rating is (7.0) with 16 passes (68% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10. He performed 3 crosses.

Osijek: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Nenad Bjelica played with: Ivica Ivušić (6.4), Šime Gržan (6.9), Danijel Lončar (7.3), Yevgen Cheberko (7.3), Marin Leovac (7.2), Darko Nejašmić (7.8), Mihael Žaper (6.9), Mijo Caktaš (9.3), Diego Barri (7.0), László Kleinheisler (6.4) and Ramón Miérez (7.1).


Osijek made 3 changes: R. Mierez for A. Hiros (78′), R. Mierez for D. Drena Beljo (77′) and M. Caktas for O. Bakic (89′).

Top player: Mijo Caktaš

The player who no doubt impressed Osijek the most was Mijo Caktaš.

His rating is (9.3) with 2 goals, 32 passes (93% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 7 crosses.

Results of the day

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