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No separating Zrinjski and Maribor

Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014, 23.17CET
HŠK Zrinjski 0-0 NK Maribor
The tie hangs in the balance after the Slovenian champions were held by their Bosnian counterparts, who finished the first leg with ten men.
by Fuad Krvavac
from Mostar
No separating Zrinjski and Maribor
There was little to choose between the teams in this tight encounter ©Fedja Krvavac

Match statistics

ZrinjskiMaribor

Goals scored0
 
0
Total attempts10
 
7
on target3
 
2
off target6
 
4
blocked1
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
6
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
12
Fouls suffered11
 
7

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014, 23.17CET

No separating Zrinjski and Maribor

HŠK Zrinjski 0-0 NK Maribor
The tie hangs in the balance after the Slovenian champions were held by their Bosnian counterparts, who finished the first leg with ten men.

There is everything to play for in Slovenia next week after the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg between HŠK Zrinjski and NK Maribor finished goalless.

Having participated in the play-offs for the last two seasons, Maribor were slim favourites to take an advantage into the return fixture. Their Bosnian opponents – appearing at this stage for the first time in five years – had other ideas, though, and ultimately neither team could gain a foothold in a tight contest.

The visitors started confidently and should have taken a 21st-minute lead. Dane Vrsič superbly picked out Agim Ibraimi, but the Macedonian slipped the ball narrowly past the upright when faced with goalkeeper Ratko Dujković. Having survived that scare, the hosts then had two opportunities before half-time. Danijel Stojanović shot straight at Maribor keeper Jasmin Handanovič from point-blank range and Velibor Djurić curled a free-kick just wide.

After the restart the well-positioned Jean-Philippe Mendy's weak connection provided a routine low save for Dujković, and he was close to ruing that when Mile Pehar headed just over the crossbar from Daniel Stojanović's centre.

Defence became the priority for the latter stages of the second half, particularly for the hosts, and though they avoided the concession of an away goal, Milan Muminović received his marching orders for a second yellow card in added time.

Last updated: 31/05/15 3.30CET

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Lineups

zrinjski

Zrinjski

maribor

Maribor

1
DujkovićRatko Dujković (GK)
33
HandanovićJasmin Handanović (GK)
5
GraovacDanijel Graovac
4
ŠulerMarko Šuler
8
MuminovićMilan Muminović
Yellow Card24
Red Card90+1
5
FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
11
PeharMile Pehar
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Substitution81
13
ŠćepanovićVučina Šćepanović
Yellow Card18
14
MendyJean-Philippe Mendy
Substitution67
16
StojkićPero Stojkić (C)
17
FajićNusmir Fajić
18
ZlatićIvo Zlatić
21
DerviševićAmir Dervišević
20
StojanovićDanijel Stojanović
Substitution66
22
VršičDare Vršič
24
NikolićStevo Nikolić
Substitution82
26
RajčevićAleksander Rajčević (C)
32
KatanecMatija Katanec
28
VilerMitja Viler
55
DjurićVelibor Djurić
Substitution65
30
StojanovičPetar Stojanovič

Substitutes

22
VasiljNikola Vasilj (GK)
1
CotmanAljaž Cotman (GK)
7
SimeunovićDeni Simeunović
Substitution65
7
MejačAleš Mejač
9
KordićKrešimir Kordić
Substitution82
9
TavaresTavares
Substitution67
Yellow Card84
15
BlaićZvonimir Blaić
11
ZahovičLuka Zahovič
17
TurkaljVedran Turkalj
36
ŽivkoŽiga Živko
23
DurakDženan Durak
Substitution66
39
BoharDamjan Bohar
Substitution81
25
PetrakOliver Petrak
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj

Coach

Branko Karačić (CRO) Ante Šimundža (SVN)

Referee

Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)

Assistant referees

Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP), Abraham Alvarez Canton (ESP)

Fourth official

Juan Martinez Munuera (ESP)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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