On a trip to Ljubljana I checked the local teams, and it just so happened ND Ilirija 1911 were at home the weekend I was there. They play in Slovenia’s second division the 2. Slovenska Nogometna Liga or simply 2. SNL.
The stadium was about 4km from the centre, and it was a bit of hassle to get there, the bus system wasn’t the most straight forward. However, the Slovenian people are very friendly, and helped us on our way there.
We arrived at the Ilirija Sports Park and there only seemed to be one turnstile, and this was unmanned, so like the locals were doing we walked in! There was a modest stand on our side of the ground, with a smaller stand on the opposite side. We could’t get a beer anywhere so went and got one from the local bar in a plastic cup.
Kick off! The pitch wasn’t the best if honest, however it turned out to be an enjoyable game, played at a decent standard, a last minute penalty made it 2-0 and all over. All in all a good day out, and lovely walk through the park back to Ljubljana centre.
Score: 2 – 0