MFK Ruzomberok - MSK Zilina 2:1 (1:0)

In the third playoff round of the Fortuna league played Ružomberok with Žilina.
2:1 (1:0)
Štadión pod Čebraťom, Ružomberok
MFK Ružomberok vs MŠK Žilina

MFK Ružomberok: Macík – Mrva, J. Maslo, Twardzik – Kojnok (57. Ďungel), Filinský, Múdry, Brenkus (62. Takáč), Madleňák – Almási, Gerec (78. Regáli)

MŠK Žilina: Petráš – Minárik, Kopas (46. Ďuriš), Kiwior – Vallo, Gono, Myslovič (59. Iľko), Sluka – Bernár, Paur (65. Kurminowski), Bičachčjan

Goals: 45. Gerec, 65. Almási - 72. Bichakhchyan

Yellow cards: 65. Almási - 41. Paur, 75. Bichakhchyan

Referees: Dohál – Bobko, Jekkel

Spectators: 265


In the tenth minute Almási did not use Brenkus´s pass and just missed the target in a chance. After eleven minutes later guest defender blocked dangerous Maslo´s shot after a Brenkus´s corner kick. In the thirty-second minute Myslovič just missed the target. About eight minutes later Petráš tipped Brenkus´s shot from behind of the penalty area. At the end of the first half time Gerec scored – 1:0. Subsequently Bichakhchyan just missed the target from behind of the penalty area.

In the fifty-second minute Peteráš tipped Madleňák´s shot and subsequently Brenkus missed the target in big chance. After two minutes Ďuriš did not use Bernát´s pass and just missed the target in a chance. In the sixty-fifth minute Almási used Gerec´s pass and scored – 2:0. About one minute later Twardzik did not use Gerec´s pass and guest defender Minárik blocked his shot in a big chance. In the sixty-seventh minute Kurminowski just missed the target in a chance. After five minutes later Bichakhchyan used Sluka´s pass and scored – 2:1. In the eighty-second minute Petráš tipped Regáli´s shot.

Ján Haspra (head coach of MFK Ružomberok): „I agree with my colleague. He is absolutely right. Everyone presented their style. Žilina is known for playing. We create something new, we also want to have our own style. The match resembled a cup match with Dunajská Streda. The first half was a slight dominance on the ball by the boys from Žilina. They combined very well, similarly to Dunajská Streda, also to the age of a penalty area, there was little danger there. At the end of the first half time we managed to score a goal. In the second half time, the passage was important, when we had a lot of goal chances from the counterattacks, which we did not change. Then the opponent lowered. They went mentally up, we went down. Such a classic match when reduced to 2:1. We finally managed it with great desire. Everyone in the club, city, district and maybe even in the region is looking forward to gaining three points with a tough and quality opponent.“