Maribor banish crisis from Ljudski vrt in just 16 minutes of second half: Radomlje lead, but still go home defeated
After more than a month and five consecutive league games without a win, Maribor finally tasted the taste of glory again. But here’s the interesting thing: after the first half of Thursday’s game, it didn’t look like the points would stay at home. Radomlje even led ! But Maribor woke up in the second half, scoring three goals in just 16 minutes and finally winning again after three league defeats in a row.
Before the game, the home players even had to go to the increasingly disgruntled fans of their club for an “interrogation”. But at the outset, the words (we assume they were anything but pleasant) really didn’t seem to work. After 20 minutes of the match, the visitors were already celebrating. Dejan Vokić, a former Maribor hope, crossed the ball, and Madžid Šošić was not caught in the loop of the offside trap and beat Ažbe Jug unchallenged.
The sour faces of the visitors to the Ljudski vrt, which was rather empty, said it all during the break. Damir Krznar must have been seriously flirting with a miserable end to his Štajerska adventure at that moment, but during the break someone in the Maribor dressing room apparently just turned on the light. The Viole returned to the pitch reborn and in the period between 50th and 66th minute they scored three goals.
After a pass from Ignacio Guerric, Marko Božić scored, and Uroš Koruna helped him to equalise. Eight minutes later, Marin Laušić assisted from a corner and Sven Šoštarič Karič scored with a header to give Maribor the lead. The dream turnaround was sealed in 66th minute by newcomer Erico Castro with his debut on Slovenian soil. The lion’s share of the work was done by Marko Kolar, who eventually passed the ball to Castro, who fired a fierce shot under the crossbar. From hell to paradise in 15 minutes? Sort of.
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