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Poor Crowd in Zagreb for Champions League Opener

Only 4,683 fans turned up last night at Dinamo Zagreb’s Maksimir stadium in the Croatian capital last night to watch the Croatian champions take on FC Porto from Portugal in the opening round of the UEFA Champions League, setting a new record low attendence, beating the 5013 who turned up to watch BATE play Barcelona.

Dinamo Zagreb were outclassed last night and goals in each half from Porto’s Lucho Gonzalez and Steven Defour ended Zagreb coach Ante Cacic’s 33 game unbeaten streak.

Coach Cacic was optimistic despite the 2-0 loss. “I don’t like to lose, nevertheless, this defeat does not hurt as it came as a result of better play from Porto. We knew they were full of quality, that is why we put more players in the centre of the park, we wanted to limit their flow and not conceed a goal.” said Cacic.

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