If you were to compare the rivalry of Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split to a derby in the UK then it would have to be Manchester United v Liverpool.
The two are the biggest and most successful teams in Croatian football history and when they feature against each other it is called the Eternal Derby.
This Wednesday they took each other on in the Croatian Cup and it was expected to be a close game - but that it was not.
Dinamo absolutely ripped into their rivals with a swashbuckling performance full of ruthlessness and verve.
One player who did bag a goal was Alen Halilovic - the ‘next Luka Modric’ tapped home the second goal after some excellent football down the left from Dinamo left their confused opponents chasing shadows once again.
Halilovic has been a long term target of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have apparently decided to try and get in on the act as well this January - as Halilovic admits it may be time to depart Croatia in order to take his career to the next step.
Here are the goals from the game …
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