Slovan Bratislava one step away from a perfect home season

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-25 21:35:53|Editor: huaxia

BRATISLAVA, June 25 (Xinhua) -- After securing its tenth Fortuna Liga title over the weekend, Slovan Bratislava Sports Club advanced to the Slovnaft Cup final, the Slovak premier football cup, by defeating ViOn Zlate Moravce 2-0 in their second leg semifinal clash.

Bratislava triumphed 4-1 in the first leg last week.

Slovakia's latest league champions had no trouble confirming their dominant performance from the first leg against Zlate Moravce, although it took the visitors 45 minutes to score the first goal.

After hitting the goal post twice early on, Bratislava's Slovenian striker Zan Medved capitalized on a great lob pass by the Spaniard Nono and opened the score before the first whistle.

The home team sabotaged its chances for a decent outcome in the second half when their Croatian midfielder Antonio Asanovic got booked with a red card for hand play in the penalty box in the 61st minute.

Bratislava's latest addition to the roster Vladimir Weiss, member of the Slovak national team, stepped up to the awarded penalty shot and had no difficulties capitalizing on it, scoring his first goal in Slovan's jersey and setting the final score 2-0 in the process.

Bratislava's opponent in the final match in July will be Ruzomberok. Everything was open in the second semifinal series as the first match between Ruzomberok and Dunajska Streda ended in a 1-1 tie last week.

The second-leg fixture on Wednesday was clearly in the hands of hosts Ruzomberok with the young striker Matej Madlenak opening the score in the 20th minute with a header after a set-piece.

The visitors were the more active team in the first half with many shots directed at Matus Macik's goal but Ruzomberok benefited from its solid effectiveness and kept its lead.

The second half brought more confidence to the players of the home team which resulted in two goals scored by Ruzomberok's striker Stefan Gerec who was substituted in its beginning, stretching the lead to a comfortable 3-0 lead which remained unchanged until the final whistle.

The Slovnaft Cup final will be played on July 8th in Bratislava's Tehelne Pole stadium and it will be a rematch from the 2017/2018 edition when the eight-time Cup champion Bratislava triumphed over Ruzomberok 3-1. Enditem