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Slovakia find stride to crush San Marino

Published: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 23.32CET
San Marino 0-5 Slovakia The visitors took 42 minutes to break the deadlock but went on to overwhelm San Marino in Serravalle in Group D.
Slovakia find stride to crush San Marino
Slovakia scored five in San Marino ©Getty Images

Match statistics

San MarinoSlovakia

Goals scored0
5
Attempts on target4
 
8
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners3
 
10
Fouls committed13
 
14
Yellow cards5
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 21 November 2007, 23.32CET

Slovakia find stride to crush San Marino

San Marino 0-5 Slovakia The visitors took 42 minutes to break the deadlock but went on to overwhelm San Marino in Serravalle in Group D.

Marek Čech struck twice as Slovakia ended their Group D campaign with a resounding 5-0 win against San Marino in Serravalle.

Michalík breakthrough
Having restricted Wales to a narrow 2-1 victory in their last outing, San Marino must have held hopes of another close encounter as the teams approached half-time with the score goalless. However, Ľubomír Michalík made the breakthrough three minutes before the interval and from then on it was one-way traffic. Within 12 minutes of the restart it was 4-0 as Filip Hološko, Marek Hamšík and Čech all got their names on the scoresheet, and Čech rounded off the victory seven minutes from time. The result was enough for Slovakia to leapfrog Wales and Cyprus into fourth, with San Marino 14 points adrift at the foot of the table.

Selva denied
San Marino ended their UEFA EURO 2008™ campaign with a 'goals against' tally of 57, yet things looked bright for Giampaolo Mazza's team in a lively opening. Andy Selva almost gave the hosts a shock lead when his free-kick struck the crossbar on five minutes and the same player tested Štefan Senecký with a long-range effort later in the half.

Floodgates open
After Michalík headed, however, in the floodgates opened. Six minutes after the restart Hološko nodded in Hamšík's corner to make it 2-0 and when Hamšík added a third from distance two minutes later, Slovakia were cruising. Čech quickly hit his first of the night and San Marino's misery was complete when the 24-year-old applied a crisp finish to Juraj Halenár's pass to make it 5-0.

Last updated: 22/11/07 1.01CET

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Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovakia

1
F. ValentiniFederico Valentini (GK)
12
SeneckýŠtefan Senecký (GK)
2
C. ValentiniCarlo Valentini
Yellow Card89
7
KrajčíkMatěj Krajčík
Substitution63
3
Mau. MaraniMauro Marani
Yellow Card81
Substitution84
15
MichalikLubomir Michalik
Yellow Card29
Goal42
4
D. SimonciniDavide Simoncini
3
HubočanTomáš Hubočan
Yellow Card73
5
Ales. Della ValleAlessandro Della Valle
5
ČechMarek Čech
Goal83
6
G. BolliniGianluca Bollini
Substitution61
11
BorbélyBalázs Borbély
7
Mic. MaraniMichele Marani
17
HamšíkMarek Hamšík
Goal53
8
MuccioliRiccardo Muccioli
Yellow Card59
18
KiselKarol Kisel
Substitution46
11
VannucciDamiano Vannucci
Yellow Card52
2
KozákJán Kozák (C)
9
MaraniManuel Marani
8
ŠestákStanislav Šesták
Substitution75
10
SelvaAndy Selva (C)
Yellow Card44
Substitution50
13
HološkoFilip Hološko
Goal51
Goal57

Substitutes

12
CeccoliMichele Ceccoli (GK)
1
ČontofalskýKamil Čontofalský (GK)
13
AndreiniMatteo Andreini
Substitution84
16
Ottó SzabóOttó Szabó
Substitution46
14
BerrettiMaicol Berretti
Substitution61
6
JežRóbert Jež
15
BugliMatteo Bugli
4
P. PetrášPeter Petráš
Substitution63
16
De LuigiMarco De Luigi
Substitution50
10
HesekAndrej Hesek
17
F. NanniFederico Nanni
9
BrezinskýMiloš Brezinský
18
F. VitaioliFabio Vitaioli
14
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Substitution75
Yellow Card81

Coach

Giampaolo Mazza (SMR) Ján Kocian (SVK)

Referee

Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)

Assistant referees

Sergejs Braga (LVA), Arnis Lemkins (LVA)

Fourth official

Romans Lajuks (LVA)

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