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Spoils shared in Zilina

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2003, 20.34CET
Slovakia 1-1 F.Y.R. Macedonia Slovakia clinch third place in Group 7 after a home draw.

Match statistics

SlovakiaFYROM

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Wednesday 10 September 2003, 20.34CET

Spoils shared in Zilina

Slovakia 1-1 F.Y.R. Macedonia Slovakia clinch third place in Group 7 after a home draw.

Slovakia were held to a 1-1 draw at home by F.Y.R. Macedonia in UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying Group 7.

Out of running
Szilárd Nemeth gave the home team lead in the first half but Draganco Dimitrovski levelled after the interval to ensure the points were shared between two sides that had already been eliminated. Slovakia remained in third place behind Turkey and section leaders England.

Second half foothold
F.Y.R Macedonia, who finished second from bottom ahead of Liechtenstein, gained a foothold in the match in the second half having created few meaningful chances in the opening period. The home team were denied by solid defending early on but it was not long before Nemeth found a way through. He opened the scoring in the 25th minute, striking a powerful shot from distance which goalkeeper Petar Milosevski was powerless to stop.

Milosevski saves
The visitors were fortunate not to go further behind. Nemeth, Tomáš Oravec and Vladimír Janocko could all have increased the lead and Milosevski was forced to produce a number of fine saves to prevent Slovakia from going further ahead. Dimitrovski, who had come on as a replacement for Ilco Naumoski, eventually equalised in the 63rd minute. He collected a pass from Artim Sakiri after a fine counterattacking move and remained composed to slot in.

Missed chance
F.Y.R. Macedonia, however, missed the best chance of the game when Vanco Trajanov's volley hit the post after he had latched on to a rebound from a Dimitrija Kapinkovski free-kick in the 79th minute. Slovakia face Liechtenstein for their final qualifier on 11 October while F.Y.R. Macedonia can look back at an impressive draw in England as the highlight of their campaign.

Last updated: 11/09/03 1.38CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

FYROM

FYROM

1
KönigMiroslav König (C)
1
MilosevskiPetar Milosevski (C)
2
M. PetrášMartin Petráš
2
StavrevskiGoran Stavrevski
3
LabantVladimír Labant
4
SedloskiGoce Sedloski
4
KlimplMaroš Klimpl
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
5
ZabavníkRadoslav Zabavník
Yellow Card31
6
StojanoskiMilan Stojanoski
6
LabantBranislav Labant
7
TrajanovVanco Trajanov
7
ĎuricaMartin Ďurica
Substitution72
8
PandevGoran Pandev
Substitution74
8
NémethSzilárd Németh
Goal25
9
GrozdanoskiVlatko Grozdanoski
Substitution90+1
9
OravecTomáš Oravec
10
SakiriArtim Sakiri
10
JanočkoVladimír Janočko
Substitution89
11
NaumoskiIlco Naumoski
Substitution38
11
MintálMarek Mintál
Substitution72
17
JancevskiIgor Jancevski

Substitutes

12
RzeszotoBranislav Rzeszoto
12
NikoloskiJane Nikoloski
13
SninskýDušan Sninský
Substitution89
14
KapinkovskiDimitar Kapinkovski
Substitution74
14
UrbanRudolf Urban
Substitution72
15
DimitrovskiDraganco Dimitrovski
Substitution38
Goal62
18
KiselKarol Kisel
Substitution72
16
GeorgievskiSlavčo Georgievski
Substitution90+1
15
KurtyMarián Kurty
3
BragaAguinaldo Braga
16
BabničPeter Babnič
13
KumbevPance Kumbev
17
ReiterĽuboš Reiter
18
GjuzelovIgor Gjuzelov

Coach

Ladislav Jurkemik (SVK) Dragan Kanatlarovski (MKD)

Referee

Leif Sundell (SWE)

Assistant referees

Leif Lindberg (SWE), Stefan Wittberg (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

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