In the opening match of the 26th round of the First League, Gorica drew with Mura (1:1). The legendary Edy Reja made his debut on the hosts’ bench.
The hosts were in the lead until the 80th minute and a second consecutive victory was on the horizon. But in the end of the match, Dejan Grabić’s men, who were not allowed to play due to a penalty, the league’s second top scorer Mirlind Daku, equalized and reached a point. They now have a total of 38 points in fifth place. Gorica is on 19 points, as many as their rivals for survival, Radomlje and Tabor from Sežana, have less at the end of the match.
Stankovski shook the post in the first half…In the 13th minute, Zvonimir Petrović tried from a distance and caused some work for Klemno Mihelak in the goal of Mura. Later on, neither team was particularly dangerous, even Dardan Shabahaxhaj’s shot in the 30th minute was not accurate enough. Luka Stankovski’s attempt in the 36th minute was more dangerous, when he hit the post from a good ten meters away. Lazar Zličić in the black and white jersey drew attention to himself several times, among other things, he sent the ball past the goal in the 38th minute.
… and then punished Kuzmic’s mistakeStankovski gave Gorica the lead in the 53rd minute. After a long pass into the penalty area, the ball happily bounced off the foot of Srđan Kuzmic right to Stankovski, who then sent it into the net from close range. In the 56th minute, Stankovski, the winter reinforcement of Primorje, had another chance, but he sent the ball just wide of the goal. He also got injured in the process and had to leave the game.
Morris accurate after a corner pass In the 66th minute, the home team was close to scoring again, but Dario Kolobarić’s shot was too poor, so Mihelak could intervene. On the other side, in the 70th minute, Ivan Šarić could have leveled the score, but he failed to score with a header from close range. Although Reja closed down the formation a bit, Sobočani equalized in the 80th minute, after a corner from the left side, defender Kobie Morris scored from close range.
Round 26: GORICA – MURA 1:1 (0:0)500; Stankovski 53.; Morris 80.
Gorica: Dajčar, Selimović, Mevlja, Cerovec, Brekalo, Petrović (81./Krajnc), Hrka, Ahmetaj, Stankovski (58./Jukić), Karrica (77./Andrejašič), Kolobarić.
Mura: Mihelak, Kuzmic, K. Cipot, Morris, Beganović, Maruško, Tripi (61./Šarić), Šroler (46./ Klepač), Zličić, Shabanhaxhaj, Petković.
Judge: Slavko Vinčić (Maribor)
Saturday at 5:30 p.m.: MARIBOR – CB24 TABOR SEŽANA
At 20.15: KOPER – CELJE
Sunday at 3:00 p.m.: OLYMPIA – DOMŽALE
At 17.30: KALCER RADOMLJE – BRAVO