Hajduk beat Slavia Soia 1:0 at Poljud thanks to Ahmad Said Said's goal. It was Europa League QR2 first-leg match and the first match of the season. Head coach Željko Kopić stressed that it was not easy to play against a defensive opponent, but he is convinced that Hajduk is the better team that will qualify to the next round.
"In the first half we had some problems with possession and tempo, we returned too many balls back to defensive line as we were looking for a safe pass. In the second half we changed and put Said and Toma Bašić in game, the opponent was not physically at the same level anymore and I think we could have scored more goals. We showed that we are the better team and I believe we will play the next round" said Kopić after the victory against the Bulgarian representative.