Home » Sport » [VIDEO] Croatia Play the Country’s Oldest Football Club to Celebrate 110th Birthday

[VIDEO] Croatia Play the Country’s Oldest Football Club to Celebrate 110th Birthday

New captain Luka Modrić leads out Croatia against Sesgeta (photo credit; HNS)

New captain Luka Modrić leads out Croatia against Segesta (photo credit; HNS)

HNK Segesta is the oldest Croatian football club which has been operating under the same name and without interruptions to date and on Wednesday afternoon they celebrated their 110th birthday with a game against the Croatian national team…

Croatia managed to spoil the party for Segesta with a 8:1 victory today in Sisak. The club is named after the Illyrian settlement Segesta from which modern city of Sisak developed. The match was used as a hit out for Ante Čačić’s men ahead of Monday’s FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying opener against Turkey in Zagreb.

1
Led by new captain Luka Modrić, Croatia took the lead in the 7th minute through Mario Mandžukić. Half an hour later Andrej Kramarić doubled the lead after an assist from Juventus’ Marko Pjaca.

5

Pjaca then laid on the third goal for his club teammate Mandžukić to make it 3-0. Ivan Perišić made it 4-0 just before half-time and then treated the crowd to some quality when he scissor-kicked home for 5-0.

4
Goals from Nikola Kalinić and Duje Čop made it 8:0 before Segesta on their birthday had the final say of the match with a goal from Kožić just before the end of the match.

0000017666_685_375_cut
SEGESTA – CROATIA 1:8 (0:5)

Stadium: Segesta, Sisak.

Goals: 0:1 – Mandžukić (7′), 0:2 – Kramarić (32′), 0:3 – Mandžukić (33′), 0:4 – Perišić (40′), 0:5 – Perišić (44′), 0:6 – N. Kalinić (54′), 0:7 – Čop (58′), 0:8 – N. Kalinić (64′), 1:8 – Kožić (88′)

Segesta: Korica (od 46′ Skender), Balen (70′ Horvat), Golić (84′ Vorkapić), Dianežević (46′ Grgić), Ivičić (84′ Stojaković), Šipuš (46′ Barišić), Vranić (od 46′ Poljak), Abazi (46′ Sertić), Alapić (46′ Kožić), Gajdek (46′ Filipović), Marović.

Croatia: L. Kalinić (46′ Vargić), Vrsaljko, Strinić, Vida, Lovren (46′ Ćorluka), Modrić (46′ Badelj), Kovačić, Perišić (46′ Čop), Pjaca, Kramarić (46′ Brozović), Mandžukić (46′ N. Kalinić).

6

2

(photos courtesy of HNS)

Share on:
1 / 5 (1 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

Sting’s Son to Join Him for Croatia Concert

Tickets are selling fast for the one-off concert by popular English singer Sting at Pula Arena on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula this summer. Following the recent release of Sting’s highly-anticipated rock/pop album 57th & 9th and with sold out concerts already confirmed in North America and Europe, Sting will perform in the unique Pula Arena, on...

BBC Reality Series Set in Croatia to Launch 

BBC Three is launching a new reality series about Brits in Croatia next week. BBC Three is set to launch the brand new series titled Croatia 2017: The Brits Are Coming on Monday, The Sun reports. According to reports the reality series will be set in the party town of Novalja on the island of...

Will Ultra Europe in Split Go Ahead?

There are big question marks over whether this year’s Ultra Europe Music Festival will go ahead as planned. With the largest music festival in Croatia just 85 days away, fans are getting anxious with organisers yet to announce the lineup for the festival held at Split’s Poljud Stadium on 14-16 July 2017. Fans have been bombarding...

Croatia Airlines Announce 4 New International Routes

Croatia Airlines have announced the introduction of four new international routes on Friday. The nation’s national carrier have expanded its European network with the introduction of flights to new destinations starting from May. From 19 May 2017 Croatia Airlines will begin with direct flights between Zagreb and Stockholm. The flights will operate three times per...

Maksimir Stadium Turns 105 Today

Maksimir stadium in the Croatian capital Zagreb turns 105 today. Works first begun on the stadium on 1 February 1912 and just over 3 months later, and exactly 105 years ago today on 5 May 1912 the stadium officially opened. Named after the surrounding neighbourhood of Maksimir, the stadium is primarily today the home of...