July 21, 2021 – Dinamo defeat Omonia at Maksimir in the first game of the Champions League 2nd qualifying round.
Shocked after losing at home to Slaven Belupo to open the new HNL season, Dinamo left against Omonia on Tuesday in search of redemption and to continue on the road to the Champions League group stage. However, the experienced Nicosia team turned out to be a strong opponent, although Damir Krznar sent the strongest formation of the Croatian champion.
Fortunately, Dinamo beat Cypriot club Omonia 2-0 (0-0) in the first game of the Champions League second qualifying round on Tuesday in Maksimir.
Lovro Majer scored Dinamo’s first goal in the 65th minute. Kristijan Jakić extended Dinamo’s lead with a header in the 81st minute. The second leg is scheduled for a week, July 27.
Coach Damir Krznar can be happy with the victory and worried about injured Ademi and Ivanušec. The severity of their injuries will be demonstrated by further testing.
“Behind us is the first half which we finished with a 2-0 lead, but the game continues. Therefore our advantage is grateful, but we will have to do our best to keep it in the second game, but the goal is to increase our advantage, “Krznar said at the press conference and added:
“Omonia didn’t surprise us. They did what they normally do, extremely organized in the 4-4-2 system on the defensive. Throughout the week the basic instruction was – be patient. are a better team, but every team against such teams can have problems. Ademi’s injury also contributed to the weaker first half.
Ivanušec is fine, Ademi does not look well at first glance, but we will know more after the exam. He is tormented by his quadriceps and his lameness, and Ivanušec received a blow to the chest and ran out of air. It’s good now. Ademi didn’t recognize if it was because of a tackle or if the muscle had given way, “Krznar said.
The winner of this round will advance to the 3rd qualifying round and play against the winner of Polish club Legia and Estonian champion Flora, while the defeated teams will advance to the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League.
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