In March 2014, Istria met Rijeka in the semi-finals of the Cup at Aldo Drosina, and a record 7,500 spectators gathered at the stadium. Until this Sunday, when Hajduk from Split will arrive in Pula, no visiting Croatian team could break this record.
As of now, there are only four tickets left for the eastern stand of the Pula stadium. The central western stand and the southern part are already sold out, as Hajduk fans have claimed their seats. This leaves just 1,246 tickets remaining in the northern stand, which could be sold out by Sunday. So far, 7,654 tickets have been sold for this highly anticipated match between two leading teams in the championship: Hajduk and Istra 1961.
The people of Split have not defeated Istria since April 30th, 2022 (497 days ago) when they celebrated a hard-fought win in Pula with a final score of 2-0. Melnjak and Livaja scored those goals that day, leaving Istria struggling to keep up with Hajduk’s dominance in the league. But this time around, it promises to be a thrilling game that will determine who advances to the next round of the cup competition.