Third league Vipava had the scalp of Gorica in its hands, but then… Luka Vekić equalised in the 92nd minute, Nova Gorica won after eleven penalty kicks
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Olimpija is not the only (former) Slovenian champion that could almost get burnt against a lower league club in the Pivovarna Union Cup on Thursday. The Dragons beat Brinje Grosuplje after an eleven-meter shootout, but even more drama unfolded in Vipava, where the local third-placed team was already holding the scalp of the Gorica. But…
In front of a closed gates , the hosts took the lead in 22nd minute, Jan Štrukelj, a member of Gorica at the time, beat the visiting goalkeeper Dennis Zeriali. Vipava held the advantage until the end of regulation time, and then Gorica found a way to get the ball behind the back of Gašper Želko in the second minute of stoppage time.
Luka Vekić was the saviour of the 2nd SNL club, and he was also the first goal scorer for Gorica in the eleven-meter penalty shootout. Vipava scored only once from the white spot(Aron Petkovšek), while Gorica’s Luka Baruca and Sebastian Lesjak also scored to ensure that the club advanced to the next round of the Pivovarna Union Cup no matter what.
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