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2008–09 Croatian Football Cup

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The 2008–09 Croatian Football Cup was the eighteenth season of Croatia's football knockout competition. Dinamo Zagreb were the defending champions since they won the last year's cup by defeating Hajduk Split 3–0 on aggregate.

2008–09 Croatian Football Cup
CountryCroatia
Teams48
Defending championsDinamo Zagreb
ChampionsDinamo Zagreb (10th title)
Runners-upHajduk Split
Matches played53
Goals scored178 (3.36 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Josip Fuček (6)

CalendarEdit

Round Main date Number of fixtures Clubs New entries this round
Preliminary round 27 August 2008 16 48 → 32 none
First round 23 and 24 September 2008 16 32 → 16 16
Second round 29 October 2008 8 16 → 8 none
Quarter-finals 12 and 26 November 2008 8 8 → 4 none
Semi-finals 4 and 18 March 2009 4 4 → 2 none
Final 13 and 28 May 2009 2 2 → 1 none

Preliminary roundEdit

The preliminary round was held on 27 August 2008.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Žminj 0–2 Gaj Mače
2 Moslavina 7–0 Istra Tar
3 Croatia Đakovo 1–3 Polet Buševec
4 Bjelovar 2–4 Zagora Unešić
5 Orijent 1–0 Raštane
6 Novalja 0–1 Metalac Sisak
7 Međimurje 3–0 Trogir
8 Suhopolje 1–1 (5–4 p) Križevci
9 Mladost Cernik 2–0 Slavija Pleternica
10 Vukovar '91 3–2 Podravina
11 Nedelišće 1–3 Karlovac
12 Garić Garešnica 1–4 Grafičar Vodovod
13 Mladost Molve 3–4 (aet) Konavljanin
14 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 1–0 Graničar
15 Lučko 11–1 Sračinec
16 Vinogradar 1–2 Oriolik

First roundEdit

The matches were played on 23 and 24 September 2008.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Gaj Mače 1–5 Dinamo Zagreb
2 Metalac Sisak 0–6 Rijeka
3 Orijent 1–4 Hajduk Split
4 Mladost Cernik 0–1 Varteks
5 Polet Buševec 0–2 Slaven Belupo
6 Zagora Unešić 2–1 Osijek
7 Grafičar Vodovod 1–3 NK Zagreb
8 Suhopolje 1–2 Cibalia
9 Oriolik w/o1 Kamen Ingrad
10 Lučko 3–5 Inter Zaprešić
11 Karlovac 1–1 (7–6 p) Istra 1961
12 Moslavina 2–1 Šibenik
13 Vukovar '91 0–1 Pomorac
14 Konavljanin 1–0 Belišće
15 Zadar 3–0 Naftaš HAŠK
16 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 1–0 Međimurje

1Due to financial difficulties, Kamen Ingrad ceased competing on a senior professional level, and therefore withdrew from the competition.

Second roundEdit

The matches were played on 29 October 2008.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 0–6 Dinamo Zagreb
2 Zadar 2–2 (6–7 p) Rijeka
3 Konavljanin 0–2 Hajduk Split
4 Pomorac 2–0 Varteks
5 Moslavina 0–2 Slaven Belupo
6 Zagora Unešić 2–1 Karlovac
7 Inter Zaprešić 0–2 NK Zagreb
8 Oriolik 0–4 Cibalia

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw was held on 30 October. First legs were held on 12 November and second legs on 26 November 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rijeka 4–4 (2–4 p) NK Zagreb 2–2 2–2 (aet)
Pomorac 2–2 (2–4 p) Cibalia 1–1 1–1 (aet)
Hajduk Split 0–0 (7–6 p) Slaven Belupo 0–0 0–0 (aet)
Zagora Unešić 2–7 Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 1–5

Semi-finalsEdit

First legsEdit

Hajduk Split4 – 1Cibalia
Tomasov   12'
Gabrić   34'
Oremuš   37'
Pandža   85'
Report
(in Croatian)
Malčić   29'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Domagoj Vučkov (Rijeka)

NK Zagreb0 – 2Dinamo Zagreb
Report
(in Croatian)
Sivonjić   29'
Morales   55'

Second legsEdit

Cibalia0 – 0Hajduk Split
Report
(in Croatian)
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Danijel Trampus (Osijek)

Hajduk Split won 4–1 on aggregate


Dinamo Zagreb4 – 1NK Zagreb
Mandžukić   10'18'38'
Morales   88'
Report
(in Croatian)
Vugrinec   87' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Igor Pristovnik (Zagreb)

Dinamo Zagreb won 6–1 on aggregate

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Dinamo Zagreb3 – 0Hajduk Split
Mandžukić   13'57'
Sammir   29' (pen.)
Report
(in Croatian)
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Bruno Marić (Daruvar)

Second legEdit

Hajduk Split3 – 0Dinamo Zagreb
Kalinić   56'75'
Bartolović   58'
Report
(in Croatian)
Penalties
Kalinić  
Roso  
Bartolović  
Ibričić  
Andrić  
3 – 4   Bišćan
  Sammir
  Badelj
  Morales
  Hrgović
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Domagoj Ljubičić (Osijek)

3–3 on aggregate. Dinamo Zagreb won 4–3 in penalty shootout.

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