ISTRIA defeated Slaven Belupo 1-0 in the 35th round of the first HNL, so stayed in the game and stayed in the league. Matej Vuk scored a goal.
There was nothing worth mentioning in the first half, and neither team had a great chance of scoring. Bogojević hit a block with a steady shot from Slaven, and he received a bad shot when he was in good condition at Istra Hara.
The most interesting thing was that in the 40th minute, Slavin’s goalkeeper Filipović ran out of the penalty area and received a ball in front of Bande. Istrian football players complained to referee Zebek because they thought Filipovic caught the ball with his hand, but after the VAR check, Istrian only got a side throw.
We watched the lullaby in the first half, but the second one started frantically. In the 46th minute, Istra took the lead. Prce bounced the ball in front of the hare but only bounced on Vuk’s leg, who hit the far corner of Filipović’s goal ten meters from the first shot.
After the goal, Slaaven woke up. In the 47th minute, Knoll had a good header. In the 64th minute, when Istria was rescued by the horizontal bar, the latter performed better. In the 72nd minute, it was also very dangerous-first Krstanović’s shot was blocked, then Glavčić fell into the penalty area, VAR checked the free throw against Slaven Belupo, but in the end everything did not make the harshest free throw. The home team successfully withstood all the attacks of the Slavs until the end and scored an important three-pointer.
Istria has now climbed to 9th place with 29 points. It is more competitive than Varaždin and will meet Rijeka tomorrow. Slaaven Belupo scored 31 points, one point higher than Lokomotiva and tonight against Osijek. The fight to stay will definitely be interesting, and we will only be fired in the last round.