The Red Star dropped out of the Champions League 1photo: Pedja Milosavljevic / STARSPORT photo STARSPORT

Empoli’s youth defeated their peers from the ranks of the Serbian club with a convincing 5: 0 (2: 0) and advanced to the sixteenth finals of the elite competition.

Weakened by the non-playing of the injured goalkeeper Stefan Markovic, left back Viktor Radojevic, back midfielder Marko Curic and striker Aleksandar Kahvic, the youth team of the Red Star experienced a result debacle on the field of Empoli and ended its participation in the fight for the continental club crown.

It was 1: 1 in Belgrade, while in the return match only one team asked about everything. With the goals of Luka Magacu and Cristiano Aslani, the home team paved the way to the next round in just 16 minutes, so Tomaso Baldanzi, the already mentioned Aslani and Alessandro Logreco only finished the already seen “execution” in the second half.

Marko Neđić’s team tried to lose at least as honorably as possible, but the opponent thwarted any of their slightly more serious attempts to do so.

The red and whites now have the championship race with Partizan, which after 14 rounds has five points more, but also two matches more.