27.5.2018 Maribor. Stadium Ljudski vrt. Slovenian League, round 36. Attendance: 6500. Referee: Nejc Kajtazović. Assistant referees: Rafael Ajdovec (Kranj) and Dejan Povšnar (Zagorje ob Savi). Fourth official: Aleš Skok (Ptujska Gora). Additional assistant referees: Dragoslav Perić (Kranj) and Roman Glažar (Hajdina). Match Delegate: Iztok Gustinčič (Portorož).
NK MARIBOR: Handanović, Milec, Ivković, Šuler, Kolmanič, Vrhovec (78' Kramarič), Dervišević, Pihler, Vršič (68' Hotić), Tavares, Mlakar (61' Mešanović). Substitutes: Cotman, Rajčević, Ahmedi, Kramarič, Hotić, Bajde, Mešanović. Coach: Darko Milanič.
GORICA: Sorčan, Curk, Kavčič, Tomiček, Lipušček, Celcer, Kolenc (65' Humar), Tešija, Osuji, Gulič (78' Marinič), Burgić (61' Filipović). Substitutes: Likar, Gregorič, Humar, Marinič, Džuzdanović, Bužinel, Filipović. Coach: Miran Srebrnič.
Goal scorers: 1-0 Tavares (20), 2-0 Vršič (22)
Dramatical end of the title race. We managed to stop the opponent with two fast hits and then our thoughts were elsewhere. In the moment when the fans learned about the lead of Domžale and showed the excitement, also the team felt the positive energy. But this energy was cut off shortly before the end of the match. With a penalty for Olimpija and there ended with a draw.
Last year, 73 points were enough for the first place, this year, 80 were enough only for the second.