Safet Hadžić makes his debut for Koper with a draw: Mura lead 2:0, but once again remain winless in Fazanerija (the streak stretches back to May)
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After four defeats in five home games in the 2023/24 season, Mura were staring their first win since May in the eyes on Sunday evening in Fazanerija. But despite the fact that the Prekmurci were against Koper already 2:0 up, they were once again without three points. Koper may have been in a seemingly lost position, but it refused to give up on the debut of Safet Hadžić. The Primorje side scored two goals in the second half to turn the defeat into a draw. It ended 2:2.
Mura and Koper put on a very attractive show in the Prekmurje football centre, with plenty of chances on both sides.
Mura took the lead in 11. In the first minute, a nice action by the hot Dardan Shabanhaxhaj and Žan Trontelj. A side defender took a shot on the right side of the penalty area, Koper defender Maj Mittendorfer tried to block his attempt, but only managed to get the ball to bounce over the helpless Klemen Hvalić.
Koper celebrates its first win in 33. minute, but it didn’t last long. Franjo Prce did head the ball into the net after a free kick, but Bede Osuji, who was involved in the action, was fouled beforehand. Just before the end of the half, Amadeus Maroša missed an impossible shot, but redeemed himself right at the start of the second half.
The players hadn’t been on the pitch a minute after returning from the changing rooms when Mura celebrated again. Hvalič made a huge mistake, kicking the ball out of a nice calm into the feet of Shabanhaxhaj. The latter passed the ball to Maroša, who found himself well between two Kopro defenders and routinely scored for 2:0. At that moment it seemed that Mura’s victory was sealed, but…
But Koper refused to give up. V 67. In the first minute, Maks Barišić reduced the lead for the hosts, scoring after a nice combination of Ahmed Ankrah and Osuji. The former made a deep pass to Osuji, who merely extended the round leather to Barišić, who struck from the right side of the penalty area and sent the ball into the Mura net.
Koper sensed an opportunity, but Mura, who were under pressure, defended their lead well. But only up to 85. Roko Jurišić is shown his second yellow card. A minute later it was 2:2 when Enej Jelenič beat Mihelak. Enough to share the points, enough to make Vladimir Vermezovic very sorry and enough to make Safa Hadzic at least partly happy.
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