Qualifying round (Group 7 ) - 11/10/2003 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time) - Rheinpark - Vaduz
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Vittek on song for Slovakia

Published: Saturday 11 October 2003, 17.57CET
Liechtenstein 0-2 Slovakia Robert Vittek scores twice as Slovakia defeat bottom side.

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

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Published: Saturday 11 October 2003, 17.57CET

Vittek on song for Slovakia

Liechtenstein 0-2 Slovakia Robert Vittek scores twice as Slovakia defeat bottom side.

Robert Vittek made sure Slovakia finished their UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying campaign on a high note by scoring both goals in a 2-0 defeat of Liechtenstein at the Rheinpark stadium in Vaduz.

Situation unchanged
Both sides were out of the running for a place in the final tournament in Portugal next summer before kick-off and the result did nothing to affect either team's position in the Group 7 standings. Slovakia ended up in third place on ten points while Liechtenstein remained bottom, having collected a solitary point from their eight matches.

Vittek decisive
Vittek, on loan at FC Nürnberg from ŠK Slovan Bratislava, was recalled to the starting lineup by coach Ladislav Jurkemik in place of Marek Mintál and it was a decision which proved successful as the striker inspired the victory, providing a font of vision and clever touches all evening.

Hard work
The home team, however, ensured their visitors were made to toil for the triumph and offered stern resistance in the first half, repelling a succession of attacks before eventually succumbing to a 40th-minute effort from the irrepressible Vittek.

Unenviable task
It was the same player who collected the second goal eleven minutes into the second half. The victory will nevertheless do nothing to compensate for Slovakia's disappointment at having lost all four matches against England and Turkey, the group winners and runners-up respectively.

Last updated: 12/10/03 13.32CET

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