Robert Pevnik maths both Riera and Krznar in a few days: Hot Sandro Jovanovic leads Aluminij to victory over Maribor
The victory over Radomlje was obviously just a flash in the pan. Hosting at Aluminij is the next proof in a row that in Maribor a lot of things in Maribor are seriously flawed. Aluminij won the Styria match 1:0, after Sandro Jovanović scored a hot goal after half an hour of play.
Maribor fans hoped and believed that after a great second half against Radomlje, the Violets had finally woken up, but it was not to be. In Kidričevo, it quickly became clear that we would once again be watching a timid, even timid Maribor, who were unable to take the game into their own hands. The visitors did get a few shots off in the opening half, but the home goalkeeper Jan Petek , who is only 17 years old, was never really tested.
Meanwhile, the hosts in 34th made a quick move to take the lead. Tomislav Jagić crossed the ball and Sandro Jovanović was just quick enough not to get caught in the loop of a foul. He got in front of Ažbe Jug from the left and beat him with a well-aimed shot. The 21-year-old newcomer to the top flight was delighted with his third goal of the season, in which he also added five assists to his tally.
Aluminij end the game with one more
Damir Krznar sent Hillal Soudani into the fray at the start of the second half, but much to his chagrin Maribor were down by one after just six minutes of the second half. Marko Bozic, with a sliding start, did take the ball away, but also hit Žana Baskera. For the head referee, this was enough for a yellow card, but as Božić had already received a second one, Aluminij continued with one more.
Clearly, this was grist for his mill. The hosts were relatively calm and controlled the action on the pitch, with only a few moments when Maribor could have been really close to a draw. The best chance came from Xhuliano Skuka in stoppage time, who was in a good position, but his finish was just like Maribor’s in this match – bad. Very bad.
Aluminij, who brought the leading Celje to their knees a few days ago, deservedly won their third victory of the season, while Maribor suffered their fourth defeat. To start a new saga around the future of coach Damir Krznar? Let’s be surprised…
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