In the 32nd round of the HNL match, LOKOMOTIVA defeated Sibenik 1-0 at Kranjčevićeva at home and made a big step towards staying in the league.
In the 86th minute of the game, after a corner kick from Josip Pivarić, Marko Lešković scored. After Lokomotiva put pressure on Šibenik in the past 20 minutes and made a series of opportunities, goals have declined, but the whole game did not look like that.
The opening of the game was calm, but Sibenik looked more dangerous. He first proved this in the 13th minute of the game. Dani Jurić ran in front of Santini and tried to score the ball from the side into Lokomotiva’s goal, but the Zagreb goalkeeper managed to defend the goal.
Apart from this opportunity, we did not see much in the first half of the year, but at the beginning of the second half of the year, we immediately saw great excitement.
In the 49th minute of the game, Deni Jurić escaped from Lokomotiva’s defense and broke out in front of Santini. He overcame the challenge with a beautiful top. Pushed Sibenik to the lead, but it didn’t last long.
A minute later, the VAR room rang. VAR thought Jurić was in the background the moment the ball was given to him, so the goal was annulled.
After that, we treated Lokomotiva as a team with more initiative on the ground, and then managed to reach three points with amazing results and escape from the bottom.
Lokomotiva now has 26 points, just like Varaždin, this weekend against Osijek, 1 point more than Istria, Istria will Face Gorica on the weekend.