In a beautiful atmosphere in front of more than 10,000 spectators at the “Bilino Polje” Stadium in Zenica, there were no goals after 90 minutes, so the penalty kick was taken in which Mostar had more luck, but also skills.
In the first half, Sarajevo had more than a game and a number of more likely opportunities, but the nets were at a standstill. Rifet Kapić had the first opportunity of the match, but his shot ended up next to the goal. In the same minute, Anel Hebibović also had a good chance, but even after his shot, the ball went next to Velež’s goal. In the 12th minute, Rifet Kapić had another chance, but his attempt was blocked by the captain of Mostar, Denis Zvonić. Nihad Mujakić came out on his own to Velež goalkeeper Marko Jovičić in the 16th minute, after a misunderstanding in Velež’s defence, but Jovičić defended his shot. A minute later, Velež sent the first shot towards Sarajevo’s goal by Alen Dejanović, but Belmin Dizdarević managed to tame his shot. Sarajevo had the best opportunity in the first half in the 31st minute, when Mehmed Ćosić managed to block the shots of Sarajevo players one-two meters from the goal line even three times. First of Mersudin Ahemtović, then of Anel Hebibović and finally of Asmir Suljić.
The second half started more cautiously on both sides, so in the first 15 minutes there were no opportunities on either side. In the 61st minute, Samir Radovac tried to surprise the goalkeeper of Sarajevo with a shot from 40 meters, but the ball went next to the goalpost. In the 63rd minute, Nemanja Anđušić crossed from the left side, and Haris Ovčina headed next to the goal. In the 66th minute, Mersudin Ahmetović had a great opportunity, after the assist of Anel Hebibović, but Marko Jovićić came out the winner once again. In the 76th minute, Omar Pršeš tried a shot from about 30 meters, but the ball went over the bar of Sarajevo’s goal. As time went on, the teams played more and more cautiously, taking care of their own goal, so there were no clear opportunities until the 89th minute, when Alen Dejanović escaped the attention of his guards, but shot poorly near the goal from a good position.
In the second series of penalties, Dal Varešanović hit the post, and in the third series, Belmin Dizdarević defended Denis Zvonić’s shot. In the fourth series, Slaviša Bogdanović “read” Mirko Oremuš. The penalty decision for Velež in the fifth series was realized by Brandao de Souza and brought his players and fans an indescribable celebration.
FK SARAJEVO – FK VELEŽ penalty kicks 3:4 0:0 (0:0)
“Bilino Polje” Stadium. Spectators: 10.000.
Referee: Irfan Peljto (Sarajevo)
Assistant Referees: Senad Ibrišimbegović (Travnik) and Arnel Novalić (Doboj)
Fourth Official: Miloš Gigović (Gradiška).
Additional Assistant Referees: Ermin Sivac (Zenica) and Mirza Kazlagić (Cazin)
Match Delegate: Radika Marić (Bijeljina)
Referee Observer: Midhat Arnautović (Tuzla)
Goals from penalty kicks: Suljić, Šećerović, Bodul (Sarajevo), Ovčina, Haskić, Pršeš, Brandao (Velež)
Yellow cards: Dupovac, Šabanović, Đokanović, Lazić, Šećerović (Sarajevo), Hasanović, Pršeš, Zvonić (Velež)
Red cards: Halid Šabanović (Sarajevo) in the 90th minute
FK SARAJEVO: Belmin Dizdarević, Halid Šabanović, Darko Lazić, Anel Hebibović (84th, Darko Bodul), Andrej Đokanović (80th, Mirko Oremuš), Mersudin Ahmetović (84th, Dražen Bagarić), Dal Varešanović, Nihad Mujakić (80th, Selmir Pidro), Amer Dupovac (captain), Rifet Kapić (72nd, Adnan Šećerović), Asmir Suljić. Head Coach: Dženan Uščuplić
FK VELEŽ: Marko Jovičić (90th+1, Slaviša Bogdanović), Slaviša Radović, Denis Zvonić (captain), Samir Zeljković, Mehmed Ćosić (46th, Nermin Haskić), Nemanja Anđušić (75th, Edo Vehabović), Haris Ovčina, Dino Hasanović (75th, Omar Pršeš), Alen Dejanović, Arman Džanković (62nd, Brandao de Souza), Samir Radovac. Head Coach: Feđa Dudić