Historic moment for a young Slovenian in Udinese: David Pejičić makes his debut for the Udinese first team at the age of 16!
The fact is that Udinese’ s performances this season are far from what was expected, especially compared to last season. Udinese have won only once this season, in the cup competition against second-placed Catanazar. This time they played Cagliari, whose colours are also worn by Antoine Makoumbou, a former member of Maribor and Tabor Sežana. Jake Bijola was not in the home team camp this time, Sandi Lovrić was in the starting eleven as captain, young David Pejičić started the match on the substitutes’ bench. And it was David Pejičić who made the game at the Dacia Arena special for us.
The 16-year-old from Slovenia made his debut for Udinese after coming on just before the end of regulation time.
The visiting strategist Claudio Ranieri had to intervene after the first substitution in the 17th. One minute in, when the pain was too much for Alessandro Di Pardo. In the first half, the football fans did not see any footballing excellence, as there were only a few chances for both sides, and the teams went into the break with an initial score of 0:0. The home team took the lead in the third minute of stoppage time, but after watching the video, head referee Francesco Cosso decided that Lorenzo Lucca had been fouled.
V 63. On 1 minute Florian Thauvin spotted a lone Axel Guessand, who scored with a header to make it 1-0. Sandi Lovrić left the game a moment later, leaving his place on the pitch to Domingos Quina. The visitors levelled the score ten minutes before the end of regulation time when Benito Nicolas Viola scored from long range with a free kick.
David Pejičić’s dream came true just as regulation time was about to end. The member of the Slovenian U-17 national team was on the sidelines, replacing Etienne Camara, and made his debut for Udinese. With the score still tied at the end of regulation time, the match went into extra time, which the visitors took advantage of, scoring the winning goal in the last minute, just before the 11th minute, through Gianluca Lapadula, formerly of the Gorica.
The relegation from the cup was just another in a series of Udinese’s failures this season, but the young David Pejicic will never forget the defeat to Sardinia…
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