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Slovenia - Azerbaijan
6-7
 

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Azerbaijan's Edu strikes late to stun Slovenia

Published: Friday 31 January 2014, 22.30CET
Slovenia 6-7 Azerbaijan
Slovenia seemed to be sailing through at 5-2, but Azerbaijan fought back and flying goalkeeper Edu clinched victory in the final minute.
by Paul Saffer
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Match statistics

Slovenia
Azerbaijan

6

Goals scored

7

32

Total attempts

36

13

Attempts on target

18

10

off target

10

9

blocked

8

1

against woodwork

1

6

Corners

7

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

4

3

Fouls suffered

6

Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1Puškar (GK)1Buranello (GK)
2R. Mordej5Felipe
Goal35:37
5Čujec
Goal17:35
6Edu
Goal39:34
7Osredkar (C)8Farzaliyev
9Vrhovec
Goal1:14
Goal19:45
Goal29:05
9Amadeu
Goal0:26
12A. Mordej (GK)19Zamanov (GK)
3Bizjak2Mammadov
4Drobne
Yellow Card29:05
7Farajzade
Yellow Card39:34
6Kroflič
Goal25:37
10Biro Jade
8Melink13Gambarov
10Fetič
Goal36:32
14Borisov (C)
Goal29:20
11Vrabel15Rafael
Goal24:26
Goal38:32
13Rosič17Atayev
14Štendler18Augusto
Goal31:59

Coaches

Andrej Dobovičnik (SVN) Alesio (BRA)

First referee

Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (POR)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 01/02/2014 09:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Friday 31 January 2014, 22.30CET

Azerbaijan's Edu strikes late to stun Slovenia

Slovenia 6-7 Azerbaijan
Slovenia seemed to be sailing through at 5-2, but Azerbaijan fought back and flying goalkeeper Edu clinched victory in the final minute.

Azerbaijan flying goalkeeper Edu struck with less than 30 seconds to go in an incredible match which Slovenia had seemingly won.

Having upset Italy 3-2 on Wednesday, matters were in Slovenia's hands, and at 5-2 up thanks to Gašper Vrhovec's hat-trick they appeared set to seal top spot in Group C and a last-eight berth. However, Azerbaijan levelled at 5-5 and 6-6 before Edu's last-minute intervention left the section wide open ahead of his team's Sunday decider with Italy.

Azerbaijan had to wait four days to be the last of the 12 teams to start, and within 24 seconds Amadeu found the net on his competitive international debut with a vicious effort. Vrhovec equalised for Slovenia less than a minute later, though, pouncing on a rebound from Igor Osredkar's blocked shot.

Towards the end of the half, Slovenia took control of proceedings, with Vrhovec threatening more than once. The pressure told when Kristjan Čujec turned in Rok Mordej's near-post corner. And there was still time before the break for Čujec to cross for Vrhovec to make it 3-1.

Slovenia started the second half the stronger, but they were given a warning when goalkeeper Damir Puškar had to advance to foil Vitaliy Borisov. Indeed, on 25 minutes, Rafael showed neat footwork before shooting in from the edge of the box. Nevertheless, Uroš Kroflič immediately restored the two-goal cushion after Alen Fetič's corner.

Vrhovec completed his hat-trick following fine work from Čujec, but moments later Borisov restored hope for Azerbaijan, now playing with Edu as flying goalkeeper. With eight minutes left, Augusto struck from a seemingly impossible angle to further reduce arrears.

From his own half, Osredkar was denied by the post, and Slovenia's lead disappeared when Amadeu played a corner long back to Felipe, who took a step forward and smashed the ball in. But there were more twists to come as Puškar made a save and his long throw found Fetič in space to restore Slovenia's lead, before Felipe levelled again from as tight an angle as Augusto. Amazingly that was not it, Felipe's ball towards goal given a final touch by Edu as the seconds ticked down.

Last updated: 25/09/14 2.31CET

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