yardımcı hakemler: oleg pluzhnyk (ukr), sergiy tsymbal (ukr)
4. hakem: igor ishchenko (ukr)
dinamo zagreb: ivan kelava (gk), dejan lovren, carlos, igor bišćan (c), luis ibáñez, mihael mikić, milan badelj (dk. 80 guillermo), ivica vrdoljak, sammir (dk. 66 mirko hrgović), pedro morales (dk. 46 boško balaban), mario mandžukić
yedekler: filip lončarić (gk), ante tomić, josip tadić, tomo šokota
teknik direktör: branko ivankovic (cro)
nec: gábor babos (gk), dani fernández, ramon zomer, peter wisgerhof (c), youssef el-akchaoui, bas sibum, arkadiusz radomski (dk. 86 jhon van beukering), lorenzo davids, saidi ntibazonkiza, tim janssen, lasse schöne (dk. 86 rachid bouaouzan)
yedekler: rein baart (gk), dominique kivuvu, patrick pothuizen, rutger worm, mark otten
teknik direktör: mario been (ned)
goller: (1-0) dk. 3 mario mandžukić (1-1) dk. 24 [kendi kalesine] carlos (1-2) dk. 78 tim janssen (2-2) dk. 81 boško balaban (3-2) dk. 84 ivica vrdoljak
dinamo late show accounts for nec published: friday 24 october 2008, 0.30cet nk dinamo zagreb 3-2 nec nijmegen dinamo scored twice in the final nine minutes at home at the maksimir stadium to kick off their uefa cup group d campaign with an unlikely win.
nk dinamo zagreb scored twice in the final nine minutes to defeat eredivisie outfit nec nijmegen in group d.
late drama nec had forged ahead on 78 minutes through tim janssen, having gone into the break at the maksimir level after carlos's own goal had cancelled out marijo mandžukić's third-minute opener for the croatian side. however, half-time substitute boško balaban latched on to an ıvica vrdoljak pass to equalise with nine minutes remaining, and vrdoljak himself completed a remarkable turnaround three minutes later, heading in mihael mikić's corner.
own goal mandžukić gave dinamo the best possible start with an angled strike which beat goalkeeper gábor babos at his near post. yet nec refused to be cowed, even if they struggled to marry their possession with meaningful chances before carlos directed the ball past ıvan kelava midway through the first period. the hosts could have gone into the break in front had ıgor bišcan made the most of a 44th-minute chance, the former liverpool fc midfielder heading a pedro morales corner wide.
busy babos dinamo continued to create the better chances after the resumption and babos was soon called into action to turn sammir's 47th-minute drive wide for a corner – it was a sign of things to come for the keeper. the nec no1 twice denied balaban while luis ıbáñez and milan badelj also failed to break his resolve and dinamo looked like paying for their profligacy when janssen edged the visitors in front with a low strike. balaban and vrdoljak had other ideas.