Olimpija trembled and shook, the second league tem was down only after eleven-meter shootout: In the ‘living mud’, luck was on the side of Zmaji (VIDEO)
The Cup journey has officially started for the defending champions. Olimpija finally got a good start in Grosuplje, where they were fairly beaten on a very badly damaged pitch by NK Brinje Grosuplje. Zoran Zeljkovicć couldn’t count on the injured Matevž Vidovšek and Timi Max Elšnik, as well as Telemach First League top scorer Rui Pedro, who was only in the stands, Marcel Ratnik, Agustin Doff, Nemanja Motika, Ahmet Muhamedbegović and Admir Bristrić.
The spectators didn’t see any goals in the regular period, so the winner was decided by an 11th-minute penalty shootout. In the first series, Pedro Lucas was accurate for the visitors and Lan Piskule for the home team. Mateo Karamatić scored for the Dragons in the second period, and then Ivan Makovec shot over Denis Pintola’s net. The next shot by the visitors was saved by the home keeper Urban Trobec, who deflected a shot by David Sualehe and Marko Brkić equalised.
Mustafa Nukić was next to score with a powerful shot down the middle, and then Denis Pintol came on the scene with a decisive defensive save, stopping a shot by Jure Perger. Saar Fadida of Israel successfully converted a penalty to secure victory and advance the visitors from the capital.
It is without doubt worth noting that the home member is 2. SNL has tired the Ljubljana players out. They did not find themselves in the mud at all, the battle in the regular season was quite even, and the hosts had their chances. The Dragons didn’t shine by any chance, but at least they got lucky in the end…
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