Maribor mourn 'cruel fate' as two players die in traffic accident

The club were left devastated by a "tragic" day in which the two youngsters lost their lives ahead of Thursday's Europa League tie against Aberdeen

Thirteen-time Slovenian champions Maribor have paid tribute to two young players who tragically lost their lives in a traffic accident.

A club statement described a "day of the worst tragedy" as Damjan Marjanovic and Zoran Baljak died.

"With immense pain we received the tragic news that shattered us deeply," it read.

"A cruel fate has intervened in its severest form and took away two young members of our Violet family.

"Rest in peace, the memory of you will always be alive."

Both men were in the B team at Maribor, who are now in mourning ahead of Thursday's Europa League tie against Aberdeen.