Čukarički make history with Serbian Cup success

Slavoljub Srnić got the only goal of the game as FK Čukarički stunned FK Partizan in the final of the Serbian Cup to win the first trophy in their 89-year existence.

The Stadion FK Crvena zvezda saw Čukarički's maiden cup success
The Stadion FK Crvena zvezda saw Čukarički's maiden cup success ©FK Crvena zvezda

FK Čukarički clinched the first trophy in their 89-year history in Belgrade as they stunned FK Partizan 1-0 in Serbian Cup final.

The only goal came from forward Slavoljub Srnić in the 39th minute as he beat the Partizan centre-backs to a ball and found the bottom left corner of Živko Živković's goal.

There was plenty of motivation for the Čukarički players, appearing in the club's first ever final, and they started off at lightning pace. Both teams went close with shots from range but the only decisive goalmouth action came when Srnić made the difference six minutes before the interval.

Newly-crowned league champions Partizan had the chance to secure their fifth domestic double but were denied by the team that are certain to finish third in the table and will play in Europe for the second time next season.

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