1997–98 Croatian Football Cup

The 1997–98 Croatian Football Cup was the seventh edition of Croatia's football knockout competition. Croatia Zagreb were the defending champions, and they won their third successive title.

1997–98 Croatian Football Cup
CountryCroatia
Teams32
Defending championsHajduk Split
ChampionsCroatia Zagreb (4th title)
Runners-upVarteks
Matches played38
Goals scored114 (3 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Vladimir Petrović (7)

CalendarEdit

Round Main date Number of fixtures Clubs New entries this round
First round 5 and 6 August 1997 16 32 → 16 None
Second round 9 and 24 September 1997 8 16 → 8 None
Quarter-finals First legs 14 and 26 October 1997,
Second legs 22 October 1997
8 8 → 4 None
Semi-finals First legs 1 April 1998,
Second legs 15 April 1998
4 4 → 2 None
Final First leg 6 May,
Second leg 14 May 1998
2 2 → 1 None

First roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Slavonac 1–5 Croatia Zagreb
2 Samobor 0–1 NK Zagreb
3 Olimpija Osijek 0–3 Rijeka
4 Jadran Poreč 2–1 Segesta
5 Orijent 2–1 Cibalia
6 RNK Split 2–1 Marsonia
7 Varaždin 1–2 Varteks
8 Slaven Belupo 2–0 Belišće
9 PIK Vrbovec 1–4 Zadarkomerc
10 Špansko 3–1 Bjelovar
11 Budućnost Hodošan 2–1 Šibenik
12 Dilj 1–0 Inker Zaprešić
13 Badel Sesvete 1–0 Dubrovnik
14 Slavonija Požega 1–2 Croatia Đakovo
15 Posedarje 1–3 Hajduk Split
16 Mladost 127 2–2 (aet) (5–4 p) Osijek

Second roundEdit

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Budućnost Hodošan 1–2 NK Zagreb
2 Dilj 2–1 RNK Split
3 Croatia Đakovo 0–0 (aet) (2–4 p) Varteks
4 Badel Sesvete 2–1 Zadarkomerc
5 Rijeka 0–2 Orijent
6 Jadran Poreč 0–1 Mladost 127
7 Croatia Zagreb 11–0 Špansko
8 Hajduk Split 3–1 Slaven Belupo

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dilj 4–8 NK Zagreb 2–5 2–3
Orijent 0–0 (0–3 p) Varteks 0–0 0–0
Badel Sesvete 2–5 Croatia Zagreb 1–1 1–4
Hajduk Split 3–1 Mladost 127 2–1 1–0

Semi-finalsEdit

First legsEdit

Croatia Zagreb4 – 0NK Zagreb
Marić   14'
Viduka   45' (pen.)53' (pen.)
Muñoz   65'
Report
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Ivan Novak (Varaždin)

Varteks2 – 1Hajduk Split
Karić   34'
Hrman   39'
Report Mladenović   45'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Miro Marijanović (Osijek)

Second legsEdit

NK Zagreb0 – 3Croatia Zagreb
Report Jurčić   20'
Prosinečki   65'
Petrović   90'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Reno Sinovčić (Zadar)

Croatia Zagreb won 7–0 on aggregate.


Hajduk Split0 – 1Varteks
Report Topić   90'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Željko Širić (Osijek)

Varteks won 3–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Varteks0 – 1Croatia Zagreb
Report Mikić   82'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Miroslav Vitković (Vinkovci)

Second legEdit

Croatia Zagreb2 – 1Varteks
Viduka   52'
Marić   83'
Report Topić   38'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Edo Trivković (Split)

Croatia Zagreb won 3–1 on aggregate.

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