It was a night to remember for Dinamo Zagreb’s teenage striker Marko Pjaca on Thursday after the 19-year-old bagged a hat trick in his sides 4-3 victory over Celtic in the UEFA Europa League at Zagreb’s Maksimir stadium…
Pjaca, who was the youngest man on the pitch last night, said after the match that it was difficult to single out which of his three goals was his favourite.
“That is hard to decide, I really don’t know. But, it doesn’t matter, most important was that the ball went in. This was my best match of my career so far. It could not have been better for me,” said Pjaca, who took away a memento from last night’s match.
“I will take my shirt home, and the ball too, which all my teammates have signed,” revealed the striker.
Pjaca, who has represented Croatia at age group level, made his full senior international debut in September, replacing Mateo Kovačić for the last 12 minutes of a 2–0 friendly win over Cyprus in Pula. The victory did not prevent Dinamo from being eliminated from the competition. Croatia’s second representative in the UEFA Europa League, Rijeka, were also eliminated after losing 1-0 away to Seville.