In Pula, Croatia, the excitement is palpable as Hajduk Split takes on Istra 1961 in the championship match. The city’s Aldo Drosina stadium is expected to be packed to capacity on Sunday, with 7,654 tickets already sold. The central western stand is already sold out, and only a few tickets remain for the eastern stand. However, by the time you read this, it’s likely that they too will have been snapped up.
The northern stand has the most seats left available with 1,246 remaining. With just five days to go before the game, it’s looking like the record attendance from March 2014 will be broken once again. This match promises to be a spectacle as Hajduk leads the championship and Istra has not conceded a goal in two consecutive games.
The people of Split have not beaten Istria for over 497 days and their last victory was on July 17th in Pula where they won 2-0 with goals scored by Melnjak and Livaja. Fans are eagerly anticipating this long-awaited rematch between two of Croatia’s most popular teams.