Last season at the top, now at the bottom: Ilirija in a serious crisis, deepened by Domžale’s win
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Youth football is also very interesting because the balance of power is changing rapidly. Someone can be a champion today and be in deep trouble tomorrow. This is also the story of the Ljubljana club: Ilirija defending its title as the best team in the Eon NextGen youth league, Ilirija is in a crisis that is getting bigger by the round. The Green-Whites were at the top of the standings last season, but now they are at the bottom.
Ilirija also lost Game 13. round of the youth league, which started very well for the home team. When Jure Novak in 17. hits the net of Domžale, many thought that the hosts would finally get a positive result again. But this was not the case. It ended with Domžale winning big, Ilirija remained winless for the ninth time in a row! The Ljubljana club won only two points in what was a really black series for them.
Domžale got the win – their first after four games without a win – from Jon Ficko (27), Mark Šerbec ( 57), Emils Evelons (71) and Vid Štefanec, who scored in the 91st period. In the first minute, he converts an 11th-minute penalty kick. With the win Domžale jumped to sixth place in the Eon NextGen Youth League standings.
Ilirija started the game with Strmec, Kobal, Pori, Dagarin, Lukežič, Novak, Vučko, Hace, Zukić, Sojer, Lepoša, followed by Savič, Belovič, Letić, Puc and Nikolić. Let’s add that Damir Zukic was in 55. is sent off for a second yellow card.
Dejan Djuranović, the coach of Domžale, decided to go with a line of Erjavšek, Tkačuk, Ficko, Zabukovnik, Štefanec, Černe, Šerbec, Dovžan Karahodžić, Bukovec, Guberac, Nikić, Evelons, Duranović, Marinković, Bandur and Zajc also got a chance.
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