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Nemeth puts Slovakia in contention

Published: Wednesday 2 April 2003, 21.00CET
Slovakia 4-0 Liechtenstein Szilárd Nemeth scores twice to seal a crushing Group 7 victory.

Match statistics

SlovakiaLiechtenstein

Goals scored4
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 2 April 2003, 21.00CET

Nemeth puts Slovakia in contention

Slovakia 4-0 Liechtenstein Szilárd Nemeth scores twice to seal a crushing Group 7 victory.

Middlesbrough FC forward Szilárd Nemeth boosted Slovakia's UEFA EURO 2004™ qualification hopes when he scored twice in a 4-0 home victory against Liechtenstein in Group 7 in Trnava tonight.

Six points
The victory was Slovakia's second of the section following their 2-0 success against F.Y.R Macedonia on Saturday and positioned Ladislav Jurkemik’s side on six points behind front pair Turkey and England. Striker Róbert Vittek missed out through suspension but Vladimír Janocko, captain Miroslav Karhan and Nemeth all started after recovering from knocks.

Exhausted reserves
Liechtenstein might have given England the odd fright in their 2-0 defeat by Sven-Göran Eriksson's side at the weekend but on tonight’s evidence they exhausted their reserves in Vaduz. The visitors, comprising professional bankers, electricians, students and wine producers, were restricted to a smattering of difficult chances from tight angles and failed to fashion any meaningful opportunities.

Reiter opener
Despite a sluggish start, striker Luboš Reiter gave Slovakia the lead just before the twenty-minute mark, turning in a cross from FK Austria Wien's Janocko with a sure touch from a central position inside the box.

Held in check
The home team, however, were mistaken if they thought the breakthrough would open the floodgates; Liechtenstein closed ranks and successfully held their opponents in check for the remainder of the half.

Nemeth on target
Jurkemik's team-talk clearly hit the right notes at half-time as Slovakia were a more formidable opponent after the break, going close soon after the re-start and doubling the advantage in the 51st minute when Nemeth, a second-half substitute for Jozef Kozlej, slammed in.

Tucked away
From there on Liechtenstein hardly had a look-in and Nemeth, who has underlined his potential at Middlesbrough this season, scored again ten minutes later, tucking away a pinpoint centre from Karhan.

Hapless Jehle
By that stage the game was finished but there was still time for Janocko to have the final word with a fourth goal in added time, squeezing a shot past hapless Liechtenstein goalkeeper Peter Jehle.

Last updated: 02/04/03 23.33CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
KönigMiroslav König
1
JehlePeter Jehle
2
M. PetrášMartin Petráš
2
M. TelserMartin Telser
Yellow Card53
3
KlimplMaroš Klimpl
3
D'EliaFabio D'Elia
4
HlinkaPeter Hlinka
4
HaslerDaniel Hasler (C)
5
KarhanMiroslav Karhan (C)
5
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
6
DemoIgor Demo
Substitution68
6
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa
Yellow Card77
7
LeitnerVladimír Leitner
Yellow Card22
7
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
Yellow Card84
8
KozlejJozef Kozlej
Substitution46
8
R. BüchelRonny Büchel
Substitution71
9
MichalíkRastislav Michalík
Substitution81
9
BeckThomas Beck
Yellow Card56
10
JanočkoVladimír Janočko
Yellow Card59
Goal89
10
M. FrickMario Frick
Substitution59
11
ReiterĽuboš Reiter
Goal19
11
GersterAndreas Gerster
Yellow Card80
Substitution83

Substitutes

12
BucekJuraj Bucek
12
HeebMartin Heeb
14
MintálMarek Mintál
Substitution81
13
OspeltJürgen Ospelt
Substitution83
15
LabantBranislav Labant
Substitution68
14
GigonFrédéric Gigon
Substitution71
16
NémethSzilárd Németh
Substitution46
Goal50
Goal64
17
Thomas NiggThomas Nigg
Substitution59
13
HanekMichal Hanek
15
ZechHarald Zech
17
OravecTomáš Oravec
16
Matthias BeckMatthias Beck

Coach

Ladislav Jurkemik (SVK) Ralf Loose (GER)

Referee

Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Assistant referees

Stevo Govedarevic (SVN), Andrej Kokolj (SVN)

Fourth official

Matjaz Bohinc (SVN)

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