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The 2017–18 Croatian Football Cup was the twenty-seventh season of Croatia's football knockout competition. The defending champions were Rijeka, having won their fourth title the previous year by defeating Dinamo Zagreb in the final.

2017–18 Croatian Football Cup
Country Croatia
Teams48
ChampionsDinamo Zagreb
Runners-upHajduk Split
Matches played47
Goals scored193 (4.11 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Mirko Marić (4)

CalendarEdit

Round Date(s) Number of fixtures Clubs New entries this round Goals / games
Preliminary round 23 August 2017 16 48 → 32 32 89 / 16
First round 20 September 2017 16 32 → 16 16 63 / 16
Second round 25 October 2017 8 16 → 8 none 19 / 8
Quarter-finals 29 November 2017 4 8 → 4 none 16 / 4
Semi-finals 28 February 2018 2 4 → 2 none 5 / 2
Final 23 May 2018 1 2 → 1 none 1 / 1

Participating clubsEdit

The following 48 teams qualified for the competition:

Best clubs by cup coefficient
16 clubs
Winners and runners up of county cups
32 clubs

Preliminary roundEdit

The draw for the preliminary single-legged round was held on 20 July 2017 in Zagreb. The matches were played on 23 August 2017.[1]

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1* Zagora Unešić 4–2 Nedeljanec
2 Fruškogorac Ilok 0–10 Varaždin
3* Virovitica 3–3 (6–7 p) Vrbovec
4 Križevci 2–4 (a.e.t.) Đakovo Croatia
5 Straža Hum na Sutli 1–3 (a.e.t.) Nedelišće
6** Garić Garešnica 0–5 Sesvete
7 Bedem Ivankovo 4–1 (a.e.t.) Međimurje
8* Lekenik 0–6 Oriolik
9** Gorica 8–0 Moslavina
10 Rudeš 2–0 Dragovoljac Poličnik
11 Nehaj Senj 3–2 (a.e.t.) Batrina
12 Borac Imbriovec 4–3 (a.e.t.) Karlovac 1919
13* Croatia Zmijavci 7–1 FEŠK Feričanci
14 Crikvenica 2–3 (a.e.t.) Bjelovar
15 Slavonija Požega 2–1 Mladost Fažana
16** Novigrad 3–0 Zmaj Blato

* Matches played on 19 August.
** Matches played on 22 August.

First roundEdit

The first round was played on 20 September 2017.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Borac Imbriovec 0–6 Dinamo Zagreb
2 Vrbovec 1–3 Rijeka
3 Oriolik 0–3 Hajduk Split
4 Croatia Zmijavci 0–1 Slaven Belupo
5 Bedem Ivankovo 0–3 Lokomotiva
6 Sesvete 3–0 RNK Split
7 Nehaj Senj 0–6 Osijek
8 Đakovo Croatia 0–4 Istra 1961
9*** Varaždin 1–2 Cibalia
10* Slavonija Požega 1–2 Zadar
11 Nedelišće 0–6 Inter Zaprešić
12 Bjelovar 2–3 NK Zagreb
13** Rudeš 2–2 (4–2 p) Vinogradar
14 Zagora Unešić 0–3 Šibenik
15** Gorica 3–0 GOŠK Dubrovnik 1919
16 Novigrad 5–1 Zelina

* Match played on 19 September.
** Matches played on 4 October.
*** Match played on 18 October.

Second roundEdit

The second round was played on 25 October 2017.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1** Novigrad 0–0 (2–3 p) Dinamo Zagreb
2**** Gorica 0–3 Rijeka
3 Šibenik 0–1 Hajduk Split
4* Rudeš 2–0 (a.e.t.) Slaven Belupo
5 NK Zagreb 0–1 Lokomotiva
6 Inter Zaprešić 2–1 (a.e.t.) Sesvete
7 Zadar 0–4 Osijek
8*** Cibalia 2–3 Istra 1961

* Match played on 24 October.
** Match played on 31 October.
*** Match played on 7 November.
**** Match played on 14 November.

Quarter-finalsEdit

The quarter-final was played on 29 November 2017.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Dinamo Zagreb 4−2 Istra 1961
2* Rudeš 1−2 Lokomotiva
3** Inter Zaprešić 1−2 Rijeka
4 Osijek 1−3 Hajduk Split

* Match played on 30 November.
** Match played on 13 December at Stadion Rujevica in Rijeka due to inadequate pitch condition at ŠRC Zaprešić.

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final was originally scheduled for 28 February 2018 but was later postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions.

Lokomotiva1−1 (a.e.t.)Hajduk Split
Majstorović   55' Report Barry   58'
Penalties
2–4
Attendance: 2,480
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Rijeka)

Dinamo Zagreb3−0Rijeka
Report
Attendance: 6,037
Referee: Mario Zebec (Cestica)

FinalEdit

The final was played on 23 May 2018 at Stadion HNK Cibalia in Vinkovci.

Dinamo Zagreb1–0Hajduk Split
Gavranović   55' Report
Attendance: 8,208
Referee: Mario Zebec (Cestica)

BracketEdit

 
Second round
24 October–14 November 2017
Quarter-finals
29 November–13 December 2017
Semi-finals
13 March–4 April 2018
Final
23 May 2018
 
              
 
 
 
 
Novigrad0 (2)
 
 
 
Dinamo Zagreb0 (3 p)
 
Dinamo Zagreb4
 
 
 
Istra 19612
 
Cibalia2
 
 
 
Istra 19613
 
Dinamo Zagreb3
 
 
 
Rijeka0
 
Inter Zaprešić2 (a.e.t.)
 
 
 
Sesvete1
 
Inter Zaprešić1
 
 
 
Rijeka2
 
Gorica0
 
 
 
Rijeka3
 
Dinamo Zagreb1
 
 
 
Hajduk Split0
 
Rudeš2 (a.e.t.)
 
 
 
Slaven Belupo0
 
Rudeš1
 
 
 
Lokomotiva2
 
NK Zagreb0
 
 
 
Lokomotiva1
 
Lokomotiva1 (2)
 
 
 
Hajduk Split1 (4 p)
 
Zadar0
 
 
 
Osijek4
 
Osijek1
 
 
 
Hajduk Split3
 
Šibenik0
 
 
Hajduk Split1
 

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Održan ždrijeb pretkola Hrvatskog Nogometnog Kupa". HNS-CFF.hr (in Croatian). 20 July 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017.

External linksEdit