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Maribor cruise to victory against Zrinjski

Published: Wednesday 23 July 2014, 22.45CET
NK Maribor 2-0 HŠK Zrinjski (agg: 2-0)
The Slovenian champions made home advantage count in the second leg to set up a third qualifying round tie against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC.
Maribor cruise to victory against Zrinjski
Maribor ran out winners at the Stadion Ljudski vrt ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MariborZrinjski

Goals scored2
 
0
Total attempts17
 
7
on target8
 
1
off target6
 
4
blocked3
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
4
Offsides3
 
7
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
11
Fouls suffered11
 
15

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 23 July 2014, 22.45CET

Maribor cruise to victory against Zrinjski

NK Maribor 2-0 HŠK Zrinjski (agg: 2-0)
The Slovenian champions made home advantage count in the second leg to set up a third qualifying round tie against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC.

NK Maribor secured a place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round after a 2-0 victory against HŠK Zrinjski in Slovenia.

Dare Vršič scored on the brink of half-time for the hosts with a free-kick. Agim Ibraimi then converted a 57th-minute penalty after Zrinjski goalkeeper Ratko Dujković was adjudged to have fouled Petar Stojanovič. Maribor continued to threaten Dujković's goal thereafter but had already done enough.

Zrinjski, though, could have taken the lead had Velibor Djurić found the net from ten metres out; Jasmin Handanovič thwarted his effort. As the second half came to an end the hosts started to counterattack at pace. Marcos Tavares was unlucky not to break the deadlock, but in the 45th minute Vršič did give his side the lead as his free-kick curled over the wall and nestled in the top corner.

Dujković made a number of fine saves but conceded a penalty for a foul on Stojanovič just before the hour. Ibraimi doubled the lead from the spot and Maribor looked comfortable for the rest of the game. Another counterattack nearly bore a third goal but Jean Philippe Mendy was denied by the impressive Zrinkski goalkeeper.

Maribor will now face Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC in the third qualifying round.

Last updated: 31/05/15 2.47CET

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Lineups

maribor

Maribor

zrinjski

Zrinjski

33
HandanovićJasmin Handanović (GK)
1
DujkovićRatko Dujković (GK)
Yellow Card56
4
ŠulerMarko Šuler
Yellow Card62
3
RadulovićAleksandar Radulović
5
FilipovićŽeljko Filipović
5
GraovacDanijel Graovac
9
TavaresTavares (C)
Substitution72
11
PeharMile Pehar
Substitution60
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Goal57
13
ŠćepanovićVučina Šćepanović
Yellow Card56
14
MendyJean-Philippe Mendy
Yellow Card30
Substitution87
15
BlaićZvonimir Blaić
21
DerviševićAmir Dervišević
Substitution81
16
StojkićPero Stojkić (C)
Yellow Card50
22
VršičDare Vršič
Goal45
20
StojanovićDanijel Stojanović
Substitution75
26
RajčevićAleksander Rajčević
24
NikolićStevo Nikolić
28
VilerMitja Viler
32
KatanecMatija Katanec
30
StojanovičPetar Stojanovič
55
DjurićVelibor Djurić
Substitution68

Substitutes

1
CotmanAljaž Cotman (GK)
12
TirićIvan Tirić (GK)
7
MejačAleš Mejač
6
RadeljićAnto Radeljić
Substitution75
11
ZahovičLuka Zahovič
7
SimeunovićDeni Simeunović
Substitution60
17
FajićNusmir Fajić
Substitution87
9
KordićKrešimir Kordić
Substitution68
39
BoharDamjan Bohar
Substitution72
18
ZlatićIvo Zlatić
44
ArghusArghus
23
DurakDženan Durak
70
MerteljAleš Mertelj
Substitution81
25
PetrakOliver Petrak

Coach

Ante Šimundža (SVN) Branko Karačić (CRO)

Referee

Sergei Lapochkin (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Aleksei Lebedev (RUS)

Fourth official

Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)

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