After nine long years, HNK Hajduk Split has beaten GNK Dinamo Zagreb on their own stadium, and if that wasn’t enough, that victory helped Rijeka (who is currently first in the championship) to have one hand on the championship title. Hajduk won my two goals (0:2), but I didn’t get a feeling that they were that much better than Dinamo.

Hajduk had more chances, but it was a boring match. For me, as a photographer, I had a couple of significant moments of the match, and those weren’t the goals.

But first, a bit of football…

Ivajlo Petev, GNK DInamo Zagreb coach
Joan Carrillo, HNK Hajduk Split coach

Torcida
Torcida
Torcida
Bad Blue Boys

One club, two versions of the fans

The first moment was in the 60th minute when Torcida (Hajduk fans) started lighting the flares. I know it’s forbidden to use those on the match, but you have to admit that it looks awesome!

Torcida with flares
Torcida with flares
Torcida with flares
Torcida with flares
Torcida with flares
Torcida with flares
Torcida with flares
Torcida with flares
Torcida, fire after the flare

Soon after them, the Bad Blue Boys (Dinamo fans) started their show…

Bad Blue Boys with flares
Bad Blue Boys with flares
Bad Blue Boys with flares
Bad Blue Boys with flares
Bad Blue Boys with flares

Besides the score, it was nice to have two opposite fans singing and supporting their clubs (except when they were insulting each other).

I find this very funny! After the match, Hajduk celebrated with their fans, and the scoreboard (behind the Torcida) was saying “Thank you, come again!”
I find this very funny! After the match, Hajduk celebrated with their fans, and the scoreboard (behind the Torcida) was saying “Thank you, come again!”
Hajduk fans, Torcida, celebrate the win

Conclusion? It seems that GNK Dinamo Zagreb, after eleven consecutive titles, just lost the championship.

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