How they played in Belfast: Jan Oblak goes home as Player of the Match in the Jubilee match, four more Slovenians surpass ‘seven’
Slovenia is on the road to Euro 2024 has broken another negative tradition. It is the first time she has ever won in Northern Ireland, and the timing could hardly have been better. The Slovenian national team won 1:0 in Belfast, the only goal of the match was scored by Adam Gnezda Čerin, who scored in the fifth minute a free kick. Slovenia did not shine in the rest of the match, but it was routine and reliable. Jan Oblak, Slovenia’s captain, also contributed to this, as he was shown on his 60th anniversary Match in the national crest jersey, is also selected as the best player of the match.
Specialist statistics website SofaScore rated Oblak the best of all those who played at Windsor Park, with the Atletico star scoring 7.7. It is interesting to note that four Slovenes were awarded the “7”, but they were not the only goal scorers. Adam Gnezda Cerin received a 6.7 rating, which shows that statistics sometimes look at football quite differently than people with emotions. For many Slovenian fans, Gnezda Cerin was the player of the match, but not for “Mrs. Stats”…
Jan Oblak also welcomed Jako Bijola (7.6), Petr Stojanovic (7.2), Miho Blažič (7.2) and Benjamin Šešek (7.1) to Club 7. Žan Karničnik was close (6.9), Timi Max Elšnik (6.8), the aforementioned Gnezda Čerin (6.7), Andraž Šporar (6.4), Erik Janža (6.2) and Jan Mlakar (6.0) were slightly lower. And the reservists? Selector Matjaž Kek sent only three players: Jasmin Kurtić was rated 6.7, Benjamin Verbič 6.6 and Sandi Lovrić 6.4.
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