Belle Vue - Rhyl 22/07/2014 - 19:45CET (18:45 local time)

Second qualifying round, Second leg

TNS - Slovan Bratislava
0-2
Aggregate: 0-3
 

TNS - Slovan Bratislava 0-2 - 22/07/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2015

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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

TNS
Slovan Bratislava

0

Goals scored

2

9

Total attempts

18

4

on target

5

4

off target

7

4

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

2

1

Corners

9

1

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

10

9

Fouls suffered

12

Lineups

tns

TNS

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

1Harrison (GK) (C)1Perniš (GK)
2Spender3Niňaj
3Marriott4Čikoš
4Baker6Fořt
6K. Edwards8Grendel
90
8Finley
76
10Žofčák (C)
66
9Draper11Milinković
74
89
10Williams
59
14Jablonský
12Seargeant
75
20Soumah
69
18Wilde
80
26Hudák
23A. Edwards81Lásik

Substitutes

25Mullock (GK)22Poláček (GK)
5Evans
80
9Halenár
69
7Ruscoe12Mészáros
66
11Fraughan13Matejka
16Rawlinson25Sipľak
20Darlington
59
88
29Jakúbek
90
22Quigley
75
77Peltier

Coaches

Craig Harrison (ENG) František Straka (CZE)

Referee

Jakob Kehlet (DEN)

Press kits

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: 23/07/14 12.22CET

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