HAJDUK START PART TWO OF THE SEASON WITH A WIN
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?aktaš and Andrijaševi? scored within two minutes of each other in the first 20 minutes to let Hajduk get started at the second part of the season. As the Croatian league has only 12 teams, each team plays each other 3 times, and, after one set of matches Hajduk has posted a rather convincing lead, with 9 more points than Dinamo, who is in second.
The scoring was opened as Filippo Carobbio found Mijo ?aktaš alone on the left flank. The 20 year old's first shot bounced right off Hrvoje Sunara but the rebound, luckily, came right back to him, and this time, he made no mistake. Ozobi?, filling in for Oremuš (suspended, 3 yellows) assisted the second goal a mere 70 seconds later, as he cut a ball back to the waiting Andrijaševi? who pummeled the ball into the top corner.
Goran Blaževi? had to save a penalty, and make a fantastic 1 on 1 save in the second half, but for the most part, it was Hajduk's game.
MEANWHILE... IN THE BOARDROOM
Bendiš is trying to make plans on how to keep winning after January with a tiny percentage of his players. It seems almost certain that his star striker, Ivan Vukovi? will be gone, as his wage alone is crippling the club, while Goran Milovi? (defender) could also be sold. Bendiš has been told by the board that, while they are ecstatic by the top notch performances, they are looking forward to the money that Bendiš will raise by selling players. The problem is, several are in their second to last year of their contracts. If they are not sold now (December) then their prices will be severely cut in August, but their prices might be higher if Hajduk win the league. Although, without the money from the transfers, Hajduk might not make it at all to August...
Ah the dilemma