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Slovakia punish wasteful hosts

Published: Saturday 29 March 2003, 21.50CET
F.Y.R. Macedonia 0-2 Slovakia Slovakia secure a maiden Group 7 win in Skopje.

Match statistics

FYROMSlovakia

Goals scored0
2
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Published: Saturday 29 March 2003, 21.50CET

Slovakia punish wasteful hosts

F.Y.R. Macedonia 0-2 Slovakia Slovakia secure a maiden Group 7 win in Skopje.

Slovakia collected the first win of their UEFA 2004™ qualifying campaign to go third in Group 7 thanks to a hard-fought 2-0 win against F.Y.R. Macedonia in Skopje.

Macedonian dominance
Macedonia playmaker Mile Krstev was inspired early on but his incisive passing was wasted by the home forwards, who missed a series of chances in the opening exchanges. Artim Sakiri chested down a fine ball in the sixth minute but the striker's fierce volley was easily dealt with by Slovakian goalkeeper Miroslav König.

Petras opener
Fourteen minutes later König was lucky to see a long-range effort from Saso Krstev hit the post, but the visitors took the lead on the half-hour mark against the run of play when Vladimír Janocko applied speed and bend to a free-kick and the onrushing Martin Petráš headed into the net from close range to silence the noisy home crowd.

Defensive blunder
Macedonian dominance continued at the start of the second half but the home team were let down by poor last touches and Sakiri failed to score with 15 minutes to go when he only had König to beat. Slovakia made the points safe with just seconds left on the clock, Luboš Reiter gathering a poor pass from Goce Sedloski to steer past the despairing Petar Milosevski.

Jurkemik delighted
Slovakia coach Ladislav Jurkemik was predictably delighted by the result. "It was a good match," he said. "The Macedonians were strong opponents. They had a lot of chances but we remained organised in defence. Our keeper was brilliant."

Last updated: 29/03/03 23.01CET

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Lineups

FYROM

FYROM

Slovakia

Slovakia

1
MilosevskiPetar Milosevski
1
KönigMiroslav König
2
BragaAguinaldo Braga
2
M. PetrášMartin Petráš
Goal28
3
LazarevskiSaso Lazarevski
Substitution81
3
KlimplMaroš Klimpl
Yellow Card90
4
SedloskiGoce Sedloski
Yellow Card61
4
HlinkaPeter Hlinka
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
5
KarhanMiroslav Karhan
Substitution89
6
SumulikoskiVelice Sumulikoski
Substitution51
6
DemoIgor Demo (C)
Substitution80
7
JancevskiIgor Jancevski
7
LeitnerVladimír Leitner
8
KrstevMile Krstev
Yellow Card49
8
NémethSzilárd Németh
Substitution75
9
KrstevSaso Krstev
Substitution61
9
MichalíkRastislav Michalík
Yellow Card64
10
SakiriArtim Sakiri (C)
10
JanočkoVladimír Janočko
11
PandevGoran Pandev
11
VittekRóbert Vittek
Yellow Card36

Substitutes

12
NikoloskiJane Nikoloski
12
BucekJuraj Bucek
13
NaumoskiIlco Naumoski
Substitution51
Yellow Card87
13
HanekMichal Hanek
Substitution89
14
StojkovAco Stojkov
Substitution81
15
LabantBranislav Labant
16
GrozdanoskiVlatko Grozdanoski
Substitution61
17
ReiterĽuboš Reiter
Substitution75
Goal90
15
TrajanovVanco Trajanov
14
MintálMarek Mintál
17
Saso ZdravevskiSaso Zdravevski
16
KiselKarol Kisel
18
GrncarovBoban Grncarov
18
KozlejJozef Kozlej

Coach

Nikola Ilievski (MKD) Ladislav Jurkemik (SVK)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Alain Dutheil (FRA), Philippe Bombart (FRA)

Fourth official

Jean-Marc Bonnin (FRA)

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