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Puc gives Olimpija hope

Published: Thursday 15 May 2003, 11.11CET
A late goal from Blaz Puc earned NK Olimpija a 1-1 draw with NK Publikum in the Slovenian Cup final first leg.
Published: Thursday 15 May 2003, 11.11CET

Puc gives Olimpija hope

A late goal from Blaz Puc earned NK Olimpija a 1-1 draw with NK Publikum in the Slovenian Cup final first leg.

A late goal from Blaz Puc kept alive NK Olimpija's hopes of lifting the Slovenian Cup as it earned his side a 1-1 draw with NK Publikum in last night's final first leg.

Puc equaliser
Puc struck in the 89th minute, beating goalkeeper Antonio Fornezzia with a shot from 15 metres following Nedim Jusufbegovic's cross. The goal cancelled out Andrej Kvas's penalty for the visitors after 38 minutes.

Bright start
Kvas converted the spot-kick after a foul on Darko Maletic. Before falling behind, Olimpija had begun brightly and striker Marko Kmetec missed several chances to score.

Pušnik disappointed
Publikum coach Marijan Pušnik said: "This was our poorest performance this season. We have to improve significantly for the return match at home next week." The second leg will be played next Wednesday in Celje.

Last updated: 09/02/11 16.25CET

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