Bad night that happened Jan Oblak, archer of Atlético de Madrid, with your selection. Slovenia lost at home to Russia (1-2), in a match valid for qualifying for the Qatar World Cup 2022. And the truth is that the mattress could do little to avoid the two real goals that the visiting team scored, especially the second.
And it’s not that Oblak made a bad game, on the contrary. In the end he was one of the most outstanding in his country, he finished with four stops and 11 shots received.
The night was full of scares for the rojiblanco. In the 12th minute he knocked down a striker from Russia on a decided ball and was awarded a penalty in the first instance. Then, the referee rectified and signaled a previous offside. In any case, the goalkeeper of the Atlético de Madrid He had touched the ball before, so if the referee’s first decision had followed in force, he would have been in a tight spot.
Russia he lived mostly from what he did in the first part. At 18, Oblak made a stop to a great action of Kuzyaev, who got rid of a half Slovenian defense with a self-pass in the area.
The one he could not avoid was the auction of Diveev in a lateral foul, which went to the net in the 28th minute. The head butt of the central was very far from where he was Oblak, who could only watch him get into the squad. More successful was a later raid, which produced a great hand. But the night was going to be long for him. At 30 minutes, another corner kick thrown by Russia ended up with a ball bouncing in the area that the other central, Dzhikiya, finished in Chilean as if he were one of the best strikers on the planet.
Shortly before the break, the Balkan team reduced differences after a great choral play that ended with a tight shot from Ilicic. Slovenia He tried until the end and in the second half he got to score Kurtic in the 75th minute but the goal was annulled for offside. The team of Oblak is right now fourth of Group H ranking, with 10 points (three wins, one draw and four losses), with Russia leading with 19 points and Croatia second with 17.
With this result, Slovenia definitely says goodbye to the options of being able to play the Qatar World Cup because even winning the two remaining games could reach second place to try to get into the play-off.