Cadet national team achieves first goal on the road to the European Championships: Slovenia returns undefeated from Serbia!
Source of photo: Football Association of Slovenia
Slovenia is moving forward! The Guardians Aleksandar Radosavljevic
have secured their place in the second qualifying round for the European Under-17 Championship, hosted by Cyprus next year, at the qualification tournament in Stara Pazova, Serbia, where they played against their peers from Azerbaijan, Luxembourg and Serbia. Slovenia will be chasing its second consecutive appearance at the European Championships in this category in the second round.
Slovenia had to go for the ball in the third minute when Đorđević scored to give Serbia the lead. In 20. minute David Pejicic scored the equalising goal for Slovenia. First, Mateo Aćimović sent a deep pass into an empty space, which was met by Pejićić, who outplayed goalkeeper Jovanović and scored to equalise. V 22. In the first minute, Slovenian goalkeeper Tai Žnuderl showed great defensive skills, reacting perfectly after a shot by Vasilić. The first half ends 1-1.
V 51. In the first minute, Radosavljevic’s men had a free kick from the edge of the Serbian penalty area, but Niko Osterc shot too high. V 81. In the first minute of the match, the referee awarded the hosts a white spot kick for a handball by defender Žan Meško in the penalty area, which was accurately executed by striker Kostic, who scored to give Serbia another lead. Just when everything was pointing to a Serbian victory, Sven Šunta scored deep into stoppage time to tie the game. With five points, Slovenia moved from second place in the Group of 4 to the elite round of qualification.
Slovenia’s line-up was Žnuderl – Meško, Kerin, Drobnič, Petrovič – Kumer Čelik, Viher (from 84′ Weißbach), Pejičić (from 83′ Šunta) – Aćimović (from 56′ Šabotić), Osterc (from 57′ Jurgec), Durmiši (from 66′ Hočevar)
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