Favorites through to the semifinal in Croatian futsal playoff

Despite the fact that all of the favorites in the Croatian futsal playoff passed their quarterfinal tests in just two matches, all of the knocked-out teams gave more than a good fight.

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Croatian futsal playoff quarterfinals

‼️💥OLMISSUM JE U POLUFINALU💥‼️ SQUARE - OLMISSUM 1:6 3' 0:1 Mišerda Mijo ⚽ 🥅 6' 0:2 Jurić Valerije ⚽🥅 12' 0:3 Duvančić...

Posted by MNK Olmissum on Friday, 23 April 2021

At the first glance, current champions Olmissum had the easiest challenge surpassing MNK Square Dubrovnik. After the first match that they've won 2-0, Olmissum was even more convincing in the return leg, defeating Square 6-1. 

Mijo Mišerda and Valerije Jurić scored two goals, while Antonio Konsuo and Stjepan Perišić added one each.

Olmissum will face Futsal Dinamo in the semifinal.

Futsal Dinamo je, šestu godinu u nizu, u polufinalu prvenstva Hrvatske!!!!🙌 Čestitamo domaćinima na odličnoj borbi, a...

Posted by Futsal Dinamo on Friday, 23 April 2021

Futsal Dinamo has also secured their berth in the semifinals, although their path to get there was somewhat harder than Olmissum's.

After defeating AFC Universitas in the first match 3-1 at home, the match in Split offered us a lot of excitement and some fantastic futsal plays and goals. Match ended 5-5 in regular time, and Futsal Dinamo scored in the second extra time to secure the semifinal.

Mihovil Prgomet scored the hat-trick for Futsal Dinamo and he was joined by Filip Novak, Kristian Čekol, and Nikola Badrov on the scoreboard. Ivan Gotovac scored two goals for AFC Universitas, while Mateo Kljunak, Ivor Šunjić, and Jakov Hrstić added one each.

💥 POBJEDA u Vrgorcu! Nakon produžetaka pobjeda 4:5, uz trostrukog strijelca Igor Osredkar zabijali su još Pulinho i Vedran Veki Kazazic! Čestitke momci! 👏👏👏 U polufinalu nas čeka Futsal klub Crnica!

Posted by Novo Vrijeme Apfel on Saturday, 24 April 2021

Novo Vrijeme Apfel is through to another semifinal after another tight match with their local rivals Vrgorac. The first match ended in a 3-2 home victory in Makarska, and Vrgorac decided to give Novo Vrijeme a good run for their money in the return leg.

Vrgorac took the lead in the 17th minute thanks to an effort by Josip Govorko. Things momentarily turned around in the second half when Igor Osredkar scored two goals for Novo Vrijeme. Thanks to a great push during the middle of the second half, Vrgorac turned things around once again and with two goals by Marko Gašpar and one by Nikola Gudasić, hosts took a two-goal advantage.

With flying goalkeeper in the court, Novo Vrijeme players were quick to equalize thanks to efforts by Paulinho and Vedran Kazazić and the match went to extra time.

Igor Osredkar completed his hat-trick in the extra time, giving Novo Vrijeme the lead that Vrgorac was unable to catch, despite hitting the woodwork in the last moment of the match.

Novo Vrijeme will face MNK Crnica in the semifinals.

❗❗❗CRNICA JE U POLUFINALU ❗❗❗ I u drugoj utakmici Crnica je nadvisila Alumnus i plasirala se u polufinale prvenstva...

Posted by Futsal klub Crnica on Saturday, 24 April 2021

After a thrilling first match in Šibenik, where Crnica was able to beat Alumnus 5-4 after a last-minute shocker, things didn't change drastically in the return leg.

Thanks to an effort by Marinko Šamija, Crnica took a minimal lead to the break. Nikola Matijević extended the visitors' lead in the second half. MNK Alumnus only found the back of the net in the dying moments of the match and couldn't find the equalizer.

Croatian futsal playout

Parallel with the playoff excitement, a mini-league that will decide new member(s) of the first division is also being played. Three champions of the second divisions (Šibenik 1983, Futsal Pula, and Brod 035) were paired with the 9th club in the first division (Uspinjača-Gimka).

🤜 Naš brod mirno plovi... 👊🧡🖤 Četiri boda sa dva teška gostovanja, a sad su pred nama tri uzastopne utakmice na našem...

Posted by MNK Šibenik 1983 on Sunday, 25 April 2021

After two rounds, Šibenik 1983 holds first place with four points that they've earned while traveling away from home, winning against Brod 035 and drawing this weekend against Futsal Pula.

Brod 035 won away against Uspinjača-Gimka, after losing at home against Šibenik and find themselves in second place in the mini-league. Futsal Pula is third with two draws from the same number of matches, while Uspinjača-Gimka is last with one point and two home matches.

In the next round of the playout, Šibenik 1983 will host Uspinjača-Gimka, while Brod 035 will host Futsal Pula.

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