For the second consecutive season, FK Crvena Zvezda and FK Sartid will meet in the Serbia-Montenegro Cup final.
Igor Bogdanović got the only goal of the game as Zvezda beat second division FK Budućnost Banatski Dvor. He fired home from 16 metres after a quick break on 28 minutes. Young forward Dragan Bogovac should have wrapped the game up in the second half, but he wasted three clear chances.
Zvezda, who will play in their 27th final, also beat Budućnost on their way to winning the Cup last season, but on that occasion they needed a penalty shoot-out.
Sartid, meanwhile, did require a shoot-out to see off FK Železnik - again the side they beat in the last four last season - who mounted a dogged rearguard action after the 24th-minute dismissal of Jovan Markoski.
Indeed Železnik should have taken the lead but after captain Dejan Radjenović had missed a penalty, Sartid went ahead after 57 minutes through Nenad Mirosavljević. They were rocked, though, when Slobodan Marković shot crisply home from ten metres to force the game into extra-time.
Sartid could not break through in the extra half-hour, but Goran Bogdanović, Željko Damjanović and Marko Pantelić converted their penalties to ensure a 3-1 shoot-out triumph.
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