Former member of Celje shocked Dinamo and stirred excitement in Split: Duje Čop, with three goals, put Sergej Jakirović in an uncomfortable position
Photo: GNK Dinamo Zagreb
What a start to the spring battle for the championship in Croatia! Dinamo embarrassed themselves in front of their fans, who demanded the resignation of Sergej Jakirović after the match. Although he didn’t resign, it’s clear that he’s on thin ice. Dinamo lost to their city rivals Lokomotiva, and it was a 0:3 defeat! The hero for Lokomotiva – a former member of Celje! Duje Čop didn’t shine in the princely city. In the 2021/22 season, he played only eight matches and scored just once. This time, he celebrated a hat-trick.
For the blues from the Croatian capital, this was the fourth defeat of the season; the same as Hajduk, who has two fewer draws and consequently a significant seven-point lead over their big rival with one more game played. The already 33-year-old Duje Čop, who began his professional career at Hajduk, naturally triggered waves of enthusiasm in Dalmatia, where they increasingly dream of their first championship title since the distant year 2005.
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