Croatia

Hajduk demolishes Varaždin to secure Croatian Cup semifinal spot

28. February 2024
Hajduk (foto: Uradni Twitter profil kluba/zveze)
Hajduk Split exacted revenge on Varaždin in the Croatian Cup quarterfinals with a resounding 5-0 victory, advancing to the semifinals. This match came in the wake of a controversial league draw that involved allegations of under-inflated balls and VAR room revelations.

In Croatia, the aftermath of the league match between Varaždin and Hajduk, which ended in a draw, is still being discussed. Initially, there was much talk about Hajduk's allegations that the home team intentionally under-inflated the balls, followed by the release of audio recordings from the VAR room, revealing that the referees had advised the main referee, Fran Jović, to review a video of Varaždin's goal due to a supposed foul on a Hajduk player in the midfield during the build-up.

Yesterday, the same opponents faced off again in the Croatian Cup quarterfinals, and in Split, in front of 16,000 spectators, Hajduk presented a completely different image, celebrating a 5-0 victory with goals from Ismael Diallo, Filip Krovinović, Laszlo Kleinheisler, Josip Elez, and Marko Livaja.


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