Koper continues the “club experiment” with a 17-year-old boy: Luka Žavbi replaced in the 6th minute Primorje lose to Domžale
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The enthusiastic response of the Slovenian football public did not go down well. Although it was at the expense of Koper, national team director Miran Pavlin also strongly critical of Koper, the Primorje team continued with their “club experiment” named after Luka Žavbi in Saturday’s match against Domžale. Only 17 years old, he started the game again, helped Koper to meet the home-grown quota and then quickly went to the bench. This time, coach Safet Hadžić gave him a “hefty” six minutes, which is definitely an improvement on his debut, where he spent a measly 45 seconds on the court…
But the practice of early changeover did not bring the desired results for Koper this time. The Primorje team lost at home to Domžale, who once again played a good game, this time keeping the net intact while scoring a goal for a much-needed victory and a jump back to eighth place in the standings of the Telemach First League.
Koper was the better and more dangerous opponent in the first half, but the hosts could not find a way to crush the visitors from the Ljubljana area. The home players were significantly lacking concentration in front of the Domžale goal, Nardin Mulahusejnović and especially Enej Jelenič wasted two really promising chances that could have easily led to a goal with a bit more concentration.
Domžale survived the first half, but then took advantage of Koper’s big concession in the second half. The only goal was scored in the 74th minute. Mario Krstovski jumped highest after a cross from the right between two home defenders and scored with a header to take the lead. A goal for the win. Domžale enjoyed their first away win since July and kept the net intact for the first time since February!
Koper is in 1st place. SNL lost for the first time in 11 games, which was – clearly – also the first defeat for new coach Safe Hadžić.
This text was automatically translated using AI.