OSIJEK celebrated in the 29th round of the HNL Derby, Mierez scored against Hajduk in Poljud (1:0).
With this victory, Osijek won first place with the advantage of the defending champion, but won two more victories. Hajduk ranked fifth.
Osijek coach Nenad Bjelica (Nenad Bjelica) said: “Congratulations, we performed better in the game.”
“We are almost perfect defensively, and also dangerous on offensive end. We flinched a bit after scoring a goal, but it’s definitely well deserved. I haven’t read what was written in the newspaper about how we should play. We know How to play and what we have achieved.”
Osijek will have a derby with Dynamo.
“We will celebrate a little bit of victory. Starting Sunday, we will consider Dynamo.”
Hajduk coach Paolo Tramezzani admitted that the guests are better.
“Osijek is better and deserves to win. We changed the system because we lost two defensive players, but that is not an excuse. They are better. This defeat will not shake us. Now we see the gap between us. It’s not small.”