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The last test of preparations in Turkey
NK MARIBOR - FC ZENIT 1-3 (0-2)
Foto: Drago Wernig
10.2.2018. Stadium Mardan. Referee: Igor Chesnokov. Assistant referees: Yernar Kussaynov and Jevgenij Kolyev (all from Kasahstan).

NK MARIBOR: Handanović, Milec, Ivković (46' Rajčević), Šuler, Kolmanič (46' Hodžić), Dervišević (85' Vrhovec), Pihler (72' Ahmedi), Hotić (80' Vršič), Bajde (62' Kramarič), Bohar (85' Žugelj), Tavares (65' Zahović). Substitutes: Obradović, Hodžić, Rajčević, Koblar, Doumbia, Žugelj, Horvat, Uskoković, Vrhovec, Kramarič, Ahmedi, Vršič, Zahović. Coach: Darko Milanič.

ZENIT: Lunev, Smolnikov, Mevlja, Mammana, Criscito, Erokhin, Paredes, Kuzyaev, Rigoni, Kokorin, Zabolotnyi. Came on as substitutes: Lodygin, Kaplenko, Pletnev, Poloz, Noboa, Terentjev, Kakkoev, Skrobotov, Žirkov, Driussi, Kranevitter. Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Goal scorers: 0-1 Rigoni (14), 0-2 Kokorin (32), 1-2 Tavares (49), 1-3 Pletnev (81)

The biggest challenge before going home – the match with NK Zenit was the last test of preparations in Turkey. We scored in the second half, we had opportunities, but we missed two penalty kicks (both Luka Zahović), which is a rarity.