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Badelj bids farewell to Dinamo in style

Published: Wednesday 22 August 2012, 22.53CET
GNK Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 NK Maribor
Milan Badelj was in the thick of it in his final game at the Stadion Maksimir before joining Hamburger SV, scoring at both ends as Dinamo won.
Badelj bids farewell to Dinamo in style
Duje Čop (centre) celebrates after opening the scoring ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebMaribor

Goals scored2
 
1
on target5
 
5
off target11
 
7
Corners7
 
1
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed22
 
21
Yellow cards5
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 22 August 2012, 22.53CET

Badelj bids farewell to Dinamo in style

GNK Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 NK Maribor
Milan Badelj was in the thick of it in his final game at the Stadion Maksimir before joining Hamburger SV, scoring at both ends as Dinamo won.

Milan Badelj found redemption on his final appearance at the Stadion Maksimir as he atoned for his first-half own goal with a late winner for GNK Dinamo Zagreb in their play-off against NK Maribor.

The 23-year-old leaves for Hamburger SV when his club's UEFA Champions League qualifying campaign culminates next Tuesday in Slovenia, and was set for a miserable farewell when he put into his own net on 39 minutes. The strike cancelled out Duje Čop's neat early finish, but with time running out and Dinamo pressure building, Badelj drove the ball in to give the home fans a precious parting gift.

In truth the hosts could have had the tie sewn up in the opening 25 minutes, but wayward finishing and Badelj's intervention following Goran Cvijanovič's low free-kick meant it was 1-1 at the interval. Arijan Ademi fired over early on, but ten minutes in Sammir's hopeful shot deflected off defender Aleksander Rajčevič and into the path of Domagoj Vida. He picked his man in the centre and Čop did the rest.

Jerko Leko volleyed just over before Maribor keeper Jasmin Handanovič excellently turned Arghus's wayward defensive header onto the bar; Čop blasted off target twice more in quick succession.

It seemed a matter of time before the hosts got a second, but the visitors got a helping hand five minutes before the break. A clumsy Leko challenge on the right gave the visitors a chance to get the ball in the box, and Cvijanovič's low driven cross was turned past his own keeper by the toe of the Dinamo skipper.

It was more of the same after the interval as Badelj's volley was blocked and left-back Josip Pivarić dragged wide when sent clear. It seemed Badelj would depart from Maksmir under a cloud, but he burst on to a Čop pass with 16 minutes remaining and drilled beyond Handanovič to earn salvation and a narrow advantage for his side.

Last updated: 28/08/12 23.49CET

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Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

maribor

Maribor

30
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
33
J. HandanovičJasmin Handanovič (GK)
4
ŠimunićJosip Šimunić
Yellow Card80
5
Ž. FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
6
AdemiArijan Ademi
Yellow Card18
7
MejačAleš Mejač
7
LekoJerko Leko
Yellow Card38
Substitution46
9
TavaresTavares (C)
10
SammirSammir
Substitution88
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Substitution78
13
TonelTonel
20
CvijanovičGoran Cvijanovič
16
BadeljMilan Badelj (C)
Goal39
Goal74
Yellow Card75
22
PotokarNejc Potokar
19
PivarićJosip Pivarić
26
RajčevičAleksander Rajčevič
24
VidaDomagoj Vida
Yellow Card28
32
BeričRobert Berič
Substitution82
55
RukavinaAnte Rukavina
Substitution57
44
ArghusArghus
90
ČopDuje Čop
Goal10
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj
Yellow Card31

Substitutes

33
MitrovićRomeo Mitrović (GK)
12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
3
IbáñezLuis Ibáñez
4
VidovičJovan Vidovič
14
VrsaljkoŠime Vrsaljko
Substitution88
6
MilecMartin Milec
18
PekoIvan Peko
Substitution46
8
MezgaDejan Mezga
Substitution78
20
AlispahićMehmed Alispahić
21
KomazecNikola Komazec
Substitution82
21
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
Substitution57
29
T. DodlekTimotej Dodlek
23
PokrivačNikola Pokrivač
31
LesjakZoran Lesjak

Coach

Ante Čačić (CRO) Darko Milanič (SVN)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Assistant referees

Bahattin Duran (TUR), Tarik Ongun (TUR)

Fourth official

Orkun Aktaş (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR), Süleyman Abay (TUR)

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