Rogaška both celebrated and sinned: Mura spoil the return of top-flight football to Rogaška Slatina after 30 long years
After 30 long years, top-flight football has returned to Rogaška Slatina. A rainy Saturday brought the first ever match Rogaška
on home soil in the 2023/24 season, but the premiere did not end as the Black and Whites had hoped. At least not those from Rogaška Slatina… The match was won by Mura, who scored two goals in the ninth round of the Telemach First League through Amadej Maroša and Matic Marušek, but Rogaška will continue to beat themselves on the head for a long time because of the many missed chances.
Although the leaders of Rogaška and the Football Association of Slovenia have been on more than friendly terms in recent times, the umbrella organisation also attended the opening ceremony of the renovated stadium. The delegation was led by NZS president Radenko Mijatović, who also cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the facility, the renovation of which cost more than one million euros.
Mura scored their first goal in the 19th. In the first minute, after a pass by Žan Trontelj from the right wing, Amadej Maroša was quicker than Rok Vodišek and sent the ball behind the back of the Rogaška goalkeeper from close range. The second goal came in the 89th minute. Matic Maruško beat Vodišek in the final minute. Mura made a long run, taking the ball from the left side of their own half all the way to the Rogaska goal. Žiga Kous passed and Maruško scored with a precisely timed left-footed shot.
Rogaška had a couple of chances between the two goals, but Klemen Mihelak didn’t let them beat him. The fact that the home team fired 14 shots (Mura six), but the ball only went into the Prekmurje giant’s goal three times, shows how wasteful Rogaška was in attack….
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