21 September 2023 –Ballkan has shown another decent performance in Europe but lacked the luck to get a positive result from the trip to the Czech Republic. Our champion suffered a narrow defeat against Viktoria Plzen with 1:0 in the first match in the group stage of the Conference League, which was played at “Doosan Arena”. The winner of this match was determined in the 73rd minute when Lukas Kalvach’s central shot was deflected by Lumbardh Dellova and ended up in the net of Enea Koliçi’s goal. After this goal, Ilir Daja’s team focused on attack and created several scoring chances but Gripshi and Zyba were not accurate.

The next match within Group C will be played at “Fadil Vokrri” stadium on 5 October against the well-known Croatian team, Dinamo Zagreb that tonight defeated Astana.