Date Time League Season
28 July 2022 7:00 pm UEFA Europa Conference League 2022/23

Match Report

St Patricks Athletic advance on penalties to cement a memorable night for Irish in Europe

St. Patrick’s Athletic produced heroics as they advanced to the Europa Conference League Third Qualifying Round. With the game ending 0-0, extra time couldn’t separate the sides. Joe Anang saved a penalty and was immense. It went to sudden death and Tio Cipot blasted the ball over the bar and Pat’s could celebrate.

Both sides had chances including a penalty claim that was waved away for Mura in the 21st minute when Daku was fouled in the box. He was also lucky not to be sent off for simulation in the second half.

Dardan Shabanhaxhaj curled his shot just wide in the 18th minute while three minutes later Pat’s were fortunate not to give away a penalty when Harry Brockbank brought down Mirlind Daku.

In the 25th minute, Barry Cotter squandered a great chance to put Pat’s ahead but he headed over from close range. Down the other end, Daku brought a fine save out of Joe Anang. 

As the game went on it opened up more. Just before the half-hour mark, Adam O’Reilly hit a good strike but it went wide. 

Luka Bobičanec shot straight at Anang while Eoin Doyle had an effort but hit it straight at the keeper.

In the 38th minute, Daku got into a good position but hit the post with his shot. Pat’s started the second half very well. Forrester blasted over the bar and minutes later Klemen Pucko got a great header in to put the ball out for a corner with Cotter threatening. 

Billy King had a great chance in the 51st minute; Forrester played a lovely ball into him and King cut inside but his shot across the face of the goal just went inches wide in the 56th minute Daku was lucky not to be sent off. The forward went down in the box under the challenge of Brockbank. He had already been booked but the referee didn’t take any action.

Mura were reduced to 10 men in the 71st minute when Matic Marusko was sent off for an off-the-ball incident with Forrester. It appeared the Pat’s player struck out at the Mura sub. He had only been on the pitch eight minutes.

Joe Redmond with a great block on Daku’s shot in stoppage time. Anang brought off a great save at the start of extra-time as the home side tried to break the deadlock. The Pat’s keeper pulled off a superb save to deny Klepic minutes later. 

In the 101st minute, Serge Atakayi squandered a great opportunity; he decided to take the shot himself and it went just wide with Eoin Doyle in a great position. It went to penalties and the rest they say is history.

  • And it's missed Pat's are through 6-5. Go on..

  • Joe Redmond 6-5 Pat's

  • Keeper beats keeper 5-5

  • Atakayi 5-4 Pat's

  • 4-4

  • Timmermans 4-3 PAt\'s

  • 3-3. Sudden death. Oh my nerves

  • Tom Grivosti\'s peno is saved 3-2 Pat's

  • Anang with the save. YES!!!

  • Jason McClelland 3-2

  • Daku 2-2

  • Barry Cotter blasts the ball over the ball. His run-up was like he was going from one goal to the other

  • Mura miss their second peno

  • Ronan Coughlan 2-1

  • 1-1

  • Eoin Doyle scores the first penalty - 1-0 Pat's

  • 121'

    This is Pat's first penalty shoot out in Europe

  • 121'

    We are going to penos

  • 115'

    Adam O'Reilly off

  • 115'

    Jason McClelland is on

  • 101'

    All Atakayi has to do is square the ball to Eoin Doyle, he decides to take the shot himself and it's just wide with Doyle in a great position

  • 97'

    Klepic but what a superb save from Anang

  • 94'

    Anang with a great save

  • 95'

    We are going to extra-time

  • 93'

    Klepac is booked

  • 93'

    Joe Redmond with a brilliant block on a Daku shot

  • 90'

    There will be 5 mins of additional time. Will we get a winner or will it go to extra-time

  • 85'

    Sous is off

  • 85'

    Sroler on for Mura

  • 85'

    Chris Forrester who picked up an injury is off

  • 85'

    Ronan Coughlan is on

  • 85'

    Timmermans just wide. Ouch!

  • 82'

    Mura pressing although they're down to 10

  • 70'

    Matic Marusko is sent off for off the ball incident with Forrester

  • 63'

    Shabanhaxhaj is off

  • 63'

    Matic Marusko

  • 63'

    Miheal Klepac is on

  • 63'

    Nik Lorbek is on

  • 69'

    Billy King is off

  • 69'

    Serge Akakayi is on for Pat\'s

  • 67'

    Timmermans puts the ball out for a Mura corner

  • 63'

    Nikola Petkovic goes off

  • 63'

    Kia Cipot is on

  • 61'

    Jamie Lennon

  • 61'

    Thijs Timmermans is on

  • 56'

    Daku goes down in the box under a challenge from Brockbank. It was legit. He took a tumble and that's a dive and a second yellow but nothing.

  • 54'

    Lovely ball from Forrester to Billy King, he does well to cut inside but his shot just goes wide.

  • 51'

    Great defending from Mura and a corner for Pat's

  • 51'

    Poor corner

  • 50'

    Deflection and out for a corner

  • 48'

    At long last... Daku is booked

  • 47'

    Chris Forrester over the bar but not even for a point

  • 46'

    Back underway in Slovenia

  • 45'

    0-0 at the break. Still evenly poised.

  • 42'

    Harry Brockbank is booked

  • 41'

    Nik Lorbek with a yellow card

  • 38'

    Down the other end Daku hits the post with his effort.

  • 38'

    Eoin Doyle with an effort but it's at the keeper

  • 35'

    Luka Bobičanec shoots straight at Anang

  • 29'

    Good strike from Adam O'Reilly but it goes wide.

  • 26'

    Daku with a great chance but a fine save from Anang

  • 25'

    Barry Cotter heads over the bar from close range. It was easier to score.

  • 21'

    Daku is hauled down in the box by Brockbank. Lucky no penalty. It looked like one.

  • 21'

    Good defending for Pat's

  • 18'

    Dardan Shabanhaxhaj with a chance but it curls wide.

  • 17'

    Daku being warned by the ref. Next time I'd say a card will be flashed

  • 15'

    No danger

  • 15'

    Free kick to Mura

  • 11'

    Good clearance from Joe Redmond.

  • 10'

    Anto Breslin with a cross but no one there

  • 9'

    Nothing to report at the moment

  • The tie is evenly poised after the 1-1 draw in Richmond Park last week. Chris Forrester with the equaliser for Pat's

  • Team news for St. Pat's - Jamie Lennon & Billy King start in place of Thijs Timmermans & Mark Doyle. Mark Doyle is our through suspension. Joe Redmond captains the side

  • It's 30 degrees in Slovenia, like a heatwave in Ireland.

  • Good evening and welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of St. Pat's v Mura. Deniese O'Flaherty here to keep you updated.

NŠ Mura

69Matko Obradović Goalkeeper
2Kia Cipot Forward
3Klemen Pucko Defender
6Amar Beganović Defender
8Luka Bobičanec Midfielder
11Žiga Kous 30 Midfielder
14Nik Lorbek 47 Midfielder 41'
70Darick Kobie Morris Defender
80Nikola Petković 24 Forward
19Mirlind Daku Forward 48'
99Dardan Shabanhaxhaj 9 Forward
1Klemen Mihelak Goalkeeper
4Gregor Balažic Defender
7Alen Kozar Midfielder
9Matic Maruško 99 Midfielder 70'
17Josip Majić Forward
18Vito Štrakl Defender
24Tio Cipot 80 Goalkeeper
28Vid Šumenjak Midfielder
30Martin Šroler 11 Midfielder
31Srđan Kuzmić Defender
47Mihael Klepač 14 Forward

St. Pat's Ath

1Joseph Anang Goalkeeper
2Barry Cotter Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
5Tom Grivosti Defender
6Jamie Lennon 25 Midfielder
8Chris Forrester 10 Midfielder
8Adam O’Reilly 11 Midfielder
12Harry Brockbank Defender 42'
15Billy King 7 Forward
20Joe Redmond Defender
9Eoin Doyle Forward
7Serge Atakayi 15 Forward
10Ronan Coughlan 8 Forward
11Jason McClelland 8 Forward
18Ben McCormack Midfielder
22Sam Curtis Defender
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
25Thijs Timmermans 6 Midfielder
29Paddy Barrett Defender
30Ross Fay Midfielder
45Babatunde Owolabi Forward

Past Meetings

(Second Qualifying Round)
1 - 1
UEFA Europa Conference League
Richmond Park

St. Pat's Ath. v NŠ Mura


Fazanerija City Stadium
Na tratah, Ptuj, 2250, Slovenia

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