2008–09 Croatian Football Cup

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2008–09 Croatian Cup
Country Croatia
Teams 48
Champions Dinamo Zagreb (10th title)
Runners-up Hajduk Split
Matches played 54
Goals scored 178 (3.3 per match)

The 2008–09 Croatian 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.

Calendar[edit]

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 round[edit]

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 round[edit]

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 round[edit]

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-finals[edit]

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-finals[edit]

First legs[edit]

4 March 2009
15:30 CET
Hajduk Split 4 – 1 Cibalia
Tomasov Goal 12'
Gabrić Goal 34'
Oremuš Goal 37'
Pandža Goal 85'
Report
(Croatian)
Malčić Goal 29'
Poljud, Split
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Domagoj Vučkov (Rijeka)

4 March 2009
17:00 CET
NK Zagreb 0 – 2 Dinamo Zagreb
Report
(Croatian)
Sivonjić Goal 29'
Morales Goal 55'
Kranjčevićeva, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (Zagreb)

Second legs[edit]

18 March 2009
17:00 CET
Cibalia 0 – 0 Hajduk Split
Report
(Croatian)
Stadion HNK Cibalia, Vinkovci
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Danijel Trampus (Osijek)

Hajduk Split won 4–1 on aggregate

18 March 2009
17:00 CET
Dinamo Zagreb 4 – 1 NK Zagreb
Mandžukić Goal 10'18'38'
Morales Goal 88'
Report
(Croatian)
Vugrinec Goal 87' (pen.)
Maksimir, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Igor Pristovnik (Zagreb)

Dinamo Zagreb won 6–1 on aggregate

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

13 May 2009
20:15
Dinamo Zagreb 3 – 0 Hajduk Split
Mandžukić Goal 13'57'
Sammir Goal 29' (pen.)
Report
(Croatian)
Maksimir, Zagreb
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Bruno Marić (Daruvar)

Second leg[edit]

28 May 2009
20:00
Hajduk Split 3 – 0 Dinamo Zagreb
Kalinić Goal 56'75'
Bartolović Goal 58'
Report
(Croatian)
  Penalties  
Kalinić Penalty scored
Rosso Penalty missed
Bartolović Penalty scored
Ibričić Penalty scored
Andrić Penalty missed
3 – 4 Penalty scored Bišćan
Penalty scored Sammir
Penalty scored Badelj
Penalty scored Morales
Penalty missed Hrgović
Poljud, Split
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Domagoj Ljubičić (Osijek)

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

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