Leading Olympia continues to keep pace.
In the final match of the fifth round of the national championship, Olympia hosted Velenje. Along the lake, the people of Ljubljana took their precautions against Rudar and jumped again to the top of the championship.
Luka Menalo, Ante Vukusic and Andrew Cekici scored for the 0-3 win, and at the same time, the referee tripled over Mate Jug a regular goal in the first half.
Thus, Safet Hadzic's guards continue to shine in the records this season, leading by two points in the position ahead of Aluminum. With the 13th, the Greens and Whites continue at the top with a 7 point advantage over Maribor and 12 over Domžale, which is nailed to the bottom of the scale.
Today's rivals will host the next round, on Sunday, August 18, Rudar will play at Mura, and in the derby for the top rankings, Olympia will go to Aluminum in Kidricevo.
For the better part of the first half, the people of Ljubljana dominated, threw opportunities and also worried. The fast lead was taken in the 10th minute by Luka Menalo, who beat young home keeper Tomaz Stopajnik after a good pass from Mario Jurcevic.
The lead could be further improved by the actions of Andrew Cekic in the 22nd and Stefan Savic in the 25th minute. Ante Vukušić hit the crossbar in the 30th minute but was previously banned and the same player was three minutes later on Menala's shot from the edge of the field when he finished the ball, according to referee Mate Jug. in the forbidden position so that the goal was not scored.
But Olympia crowned the lead in the first half with another goal, just before the home defense ended Vukusic, who matured Stopajnik with a precise shot. The home side had practically the only half-opportunity minutes before Olympic defender Macky Bagnack made a poor pass to goalkeeper Nejc Vidmar, but then he reached the ball before Dominic Radic.
The continuation was more peaceful, the guests satisfied with the leadership and the terrain. Menalo could have put themselves ahead after 55 minutes but Stopajnik missed a volley shot on a ball coming in from the right.
Later, the home side also got some opportunities and goalkeeper Nejc Vidmar was employed most by Josip Filipovic in the 77th minute, but the action ended only with one corner for Velenje's people.
The visitors' central defense should have had no trouble clearing the pass to Leoncio Ermida, but the 79-minute free kick hit the crossbar. The victory in Olympia was finally confirmed by Cekici, who used a penalty in the 88th minute after David Kašnik incorrectly prevented Menal. In the 90th minute, after a shot from Vukusic through the goalkeeper Kašnik at the last minute, he still managed to clear the ball.
Rudar Velenje – Olimpija 0: 3 (0: 2)
Velenje – Stadium at the lake, Referee: Syd, Bensa, Černe.
Scorers: 0: 1 Menalo (10th), 0: 2 Vukusic (45th), 0: 3 Hammers (88th, 11th).
Mines Velenje: Stopajnik, Hrubik, Kašnik, Radić, Škoflek (from 62. Trifković), Filipović, Kitek, Tučić (from 75th Petrovič), Krefl, Pushaver (from 46th Lovenjak), Kobiljar.
Olympia: Vidmar, Maksimenko, Bagnack, Menalo, Cekici, Vukusic, Jurcevic, Andreasic, Putincanin, Savic, Tomic.
Yellow cards: Kobiljar, Filipovic, Petrovic, Kasnik; Bagnack.
Red card: /.
results: - Friday 9. August: Bravo - Aluminum 0: 1 (0: 0) - Saturday, August 10: Triglav Kranj - Mura 1: 3 (0: 2) Maribor - CB24 Tabor Sezana 4: 2 (1: 1) - Sunday, August 11: Domzale - Celje 3: 5 (0: 3) Rudar Velenje - Olimpija Ljubljana 0: 3 (0: 2) scale: 1. Olympia 5 4 1 0 13: 4 13 2. Aluminum 5 3 2 0 6: 2 11 3. Mura 4 2 2 0 10: 7 8 4. Cell 5 1 3 1 9: 8 6 5. Maribor 5 1 3 1 7: 6 6 6. Triglav Kranj 5 2 0 3 9:12 6 7. Sežana Camp 5 2 0 3 5: 8 6 8. Bravo 5 1 1 3 6: 9 4 9. Velenje miner 10 0 2 2 6:10 3 10. Domzale 4 0 1 3 8:13 1