Luka Elsner scores against a Champions League club: the Slovenian had a real drama at the end, but it had a happy ending
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Luka Elsner was one of the first to return to work after the national team break, and on Friday night Le Havre hosted Lens, this season’s Champions League runners-up, who can also boast the scalp of London giants Arsenal. But in Ligue 1 Lens doesn’t take advantage and Luka Elsner and his protégés have taken advantage of that.
The match at the Stade Oceane was scoreless, but the action was not so calm. First, in 23. In the first minute of the game, the Slovenian coach had to make his first substitution due to an injury to Christoper Operi. Before the end of the first half, we saw a few chances on both sides, but both goalkeepers shone, stopping the shots diligently.
After the break, Luka Elsner’s team came much closer to scoring, but they were unable to beat the visiting goalkeeper Brice Samba. Elsner then made four more substitutions in the last fifteen minutes of regulation and when everything was already pointing to a friendly 0:0, the shock came.
Florian Sotoca’ s header in stoppage time was accurate and gave Lens the lead in the dying seconds. However, the main referee , Francois Letexier, decided to take a second look at the match and, after watching the video, overturned the goal for offside. Nevertheless, it ended in a draw and a division of points.
Elsner and the team will next play in nine days’ time, when they travel to Metz.
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