Maribor's players also had to give up their superiority to Norway's Rosenborg in the return game of the 3rd round of the Champions League qualifiers. As in the first game in the National Garden, the Slovenian champions lost 1-3 to Trondheim, but despite the two defeats, they are optimistic in the camp. "The overall picture of the second game is much better," Maribor coach Darko Milanic said after the match.
At halftime, the Maribor football team in Norway led by 1-0, so it took a few minutes to smell the miracle at Trondheim, but then they lost in the second part of the game, lost by 1: 3 and defeat 2 : 6 against Rosenborg in the Champions League dream. After the match, despite the defeat with the presentation of his guards, the coach was pleased Darko Milanic,
"On our part, a very good first half. We scored too, we had a lot of hope. The overall picture of the second game is much better. We were looking for a goal, but we also ran a little, maybe because of the first game. The competitor showed the quality of our neck. "I look positive, though it may seem strange. With some adjustments, this will be the right image. However, it is clear that we are getting too many hits, "said Milanic in defense of Maribor, who received two hits in two games.
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The only goal for Maribor was scored in the first half Rudy Posank Vancas, who repeatedly found himself in the match for another goal. "I think the first half was fantastic. We had a lot of opportunities, but we only managed 1-0. Then we got a quick shot, maybe we fell because of that. We had to score two more goals, but it turned out. It's football. It's hard to We have not taken enough opportunities. We have to take it fast, pull the nice things and confidently try to get into the European League, "said Belokrajc, who scored his second goal in a series in Maribor. The Slovenian champions will play their next game on Saturday, when Celle comes to the National Garden in six this first round.
The citizens of Maribor are already waiting for the Europa League playoffs and will try to level the European autumn against the winner in the third round of qualifying for this competition between the Welsh TNS and the Bulgarian Ludogorets. The name of the next European opponent will be known to the Slovenian champions on Thursday and it should come as a big surprise that they will not be Bulgarians. TNS won 5-0 in the first game.
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