Hajduk cut the gap
Jasmin Samardzic's goal inflicted a third loss of the campaign on Zagreb, whose lead was cut to three points by HNK Hajduk Split. Hajduk kept up the pressure with a 3-0 win at NK Cakovec, where Tomislav Erceg with a brace and Goran Sablic were the scorers.
NK Zadarkomerc moved well clear of the relegation zone thanks to a 7-1 dismantling of bottom club TŠK Topolovac. Dragan Blatnjak hit a hat-trick while Tomislav Gondzic, Ivan Jerkovic, Zoran Zekic and Hrvoje Custic were also on target, leaving the visitors 13 points adrift at the foot of the table.
Elsewhere, third-bottom HNK Šibenik belied their lowly status to beat third-placed NK Varteks. Ivan Milas's 26th-minute strike separated the sides at the Šubicevac stadium.
HNK Cibalia climbed towards safety after edging a five-goal thriller against NK Marsonia, NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac were held 2-2 by NK Osijek, and NK Papuk Kamen Ingrad Venika beat NK Slaven Belupo 1-0.
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