The friendly match between Crvena Zvezda and Botev was interrupted in the 69th minute after a brawl between the football players on the field. At that point, the score was 2-1 in favor of the red-and-whites.
In the 67th minute, Barbosa scored a goal for Botev. Following the end of the winter break, they gathered in Belgrade to begin their preparatory period and then defeated the Cypriot team Chloraka (3-2) and the Hungarian ZTE (1-0) as well as the Subotica-based Spartak (3-1) in Cyprus.
Lastly, Vladan Milojević’s team also claimed victory over Mladost from Lučani. Prior to the match against Crvena Zvezda, Botev was defeated by Partizan with a score of 1-0.
This team went on the break in 15th place in the league.