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Milinković salvo sends Slovan past TNS

Published: Tuesday 22 July 2014, 23.57CET
The New Saints FC 0-2 ŠK Slovan Bratislava (agg: 0-3)
Marko Milinković scored twice in the last 16 minutes as the Slovakian team overcame their stubborn Welsh opponents.
by Mark Pitman
from Rhyl
Milinković salvo sends Slovan past TNS
Slovan celebrate with their fans after eliminating TNS ©chestertonphotography.co.uk

Match statistics

TNSSlovan Bratislava

Goals scored0
2
Total attempts9
 
18
on target4
 
5
off target4
 
7
blocked1
 
6
against woodwork0
2
Corners1
 
9
Offsides1
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
10
Fouls suffered9
 
12

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 22 July 2014, 23.57CET

Milinković salvo sends Slovan past TNS

The New Saints FC 0-2 ŠK Slovan Bratislava (agg: 0-3)
Marko Milinković scored twice in the last 16 minutes as the Slovakian team overcame their stubborn Welsh opponents.

ŠK Slovan Bratislava earned their place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a 2-0 win against The New Saints FC courtesy of a second-half double from Marko Milinković.

Slovan arrived in Rhyl with a slender one-goal advantage and were made to work for their eventual reward by a spirited and committed performance from the Welsh titleholders. It took until the 74th minute for the capital outfit to make the breakthrough, and the decisive second only arrived with 60 seconds of the 90 remaining. 

Greg Draper almost handed TNS a dream start, but his close-range effort was bravely blocked by goalkeeper Dušan Perniš. TNS enjoyed the better of the play in the opening half, with midfielder Sam Finley the creative link in their more attack-minded formation, but failed to find the crucial goal to level the tie, despite striker Michael Wilde coming close on 23 minutes.

There were chances at the other end, however, with captain Igor Žofčák and defender Erik Čikoš – the goalscorer in the first leg – being denied by the crossbar before half-time. Slovan's quality eventually shone through and it was Milinković who proved the hero, opening the scoring with a drilled shot past Paul Harrison and beating the keeper with a late free-kick.

Last updated: 31/05/15 2.51CET

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Lineups

tns

TNS

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

1
HarrisonPaul Harrison (GK) (C)
1
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
2
SpenderSimon Spender
3
NiňajBranislav Niňaj
3
MarriottChris Marriott
4
ČikošErik Čikoš
4
BakerPhil Baker
6
FořtPavel Fořt
6
K. EdwardsKai Edwards
8
GrendelErik Grendel
Substitution90
8
FinleySam Finley
Yellow Card76
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák (C)
Substitution66
9
DraperGreg Draper
11
MilinkovićMarko Milinković
Goal74
Goal89
10
WilliamsMatty Williams
Substitution59
14
JablonskýTomáš Jablonský
12
SeargeantChristian Seargeant
Substitution75
20
SoumahSeydouba Soumah
Substitution69
18
WildeMichael Wilde
Substitution80
26
HudákDávid Hudák
23
A. EdwardsAeron Edwards
81
LásikRichard Lásik

Substitutes

25
MullockChris Mullock (GK)
22
PoláčekMartin Poláček (GK)
5
EvansSteve Evans
Substitution80
9
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Substitution69
7
RuscoeScott Ruscoe
12
MészárosKarol Mészáros
Substitution66
11
FraughanRyan Fraughan
13
MatejkaRóbert Matejka
16
RawlinsonConnell Rawlinson
25
SipľakMichal Sipľak
20
DarlingtonAlex Darlington
Substitution59
Yellow Card88
29
JakúbekMatej Jakúbek
Substitution90
22
QuigleyScott Quigley
Substitution75
77
PeltierLester Peltier

Coach

Craig Harrison (ENG) František Straka (CZE)

Referee

Jakob Kehlet (DEN)

Assistant referees

Lars Rix (DEN), Heine Sørensen (DEN)

Fourth official

Jens Maae (DEN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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