ZAGREB, Jan 6 (Reuters) - World Cup holder Marcel Hirscher took back the lead in the overall standings thanks to victory in Sunday's slalom in Croatia.
In one minute and 56.17 seconds, the Austrian snatched his third win of the season and his second in succession in the discipline.
His second top spot in a row in the Croatian capital could be, like a year ago, a turning point in the season since Hirscher now leads Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal by 51 points in the race for the big globe.
The 23-year-old Austrian bagged his 15th World Cup event by beating Swede Andre Myrher, the slalom discipline World Cup holder, by 0.57 seconds.
Hirscher's compatriot Mario Matt was third, 1.09 off the pace, for his first podium of the winter. (Editing by Tom Pilcher)