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Revived Belarus beat Slovenia

Published: Wednesday 11 October 2006, 21.45CET
Belarus 4-2 Slovenia Yuri Puntus's men earned their first Group G victory in thrilling fashion, coming from behind against Slovenia in Minsk.

Match statistics

BelarusSlovenia

Goals scored4
 
2
Attempts on target7
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
0
Corners4
 
3
Fouls committed12
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 11 October 2006, 21.45CET

Revived Belarus beat Slovenia

Belarus 4-2 Slovenia Yuri Puntus's men earned their first Group G victory in thrilling fashion, coming from behind against Slovenia in Minsk.

Belarus earned their first UEFA EURO 2008™ Group G win in thrilling style against Slovenia in Minsk.

Coming from behind
Denis Kovba had put the hosts ahead, before goals from defender Bostjan Cesar and Klemen Lavrič gave the visitors a half-time advantage. However, a second-half brace from Sergei Kornilenko and a further strike from substitute Vladimir Korythko wrapped up a memorable comeback by Yuri Puntus's men.

Just reward
The Belarussians had started the brighter of the two sides, Kornilenko forcing goalkeeper Borut Mavrič to tip his effort around the post as early as the second minute. The home team got their reward in the 23rd minute when Kornilenko received the ball in plenty of space and picked out Kovba, who finished coolly into the bottom corner from ten metres for his second international goal.

Slovenia ascendancy
The hosts switched off with the euphoria of taking the lead, and Cesar pulled Slovenia level almost immediately after the restart. The away side drew confidence from their equaliser and were in front two minutes before the break. Robert Koren got to the by-line and crossed for Lavrič to head past the stranded Vladimir Gayev and into the top right-hand corner.

Strong recovery
Whatever Puntus said at half-time seemed to work as Belarus returned to the field full of intent. They conjured a goal within five minutes of the restart, Kornilenko nodding in Timofei Kalachev's centre. Kornilenko then made no mistake in rifling in his second on the hour to secure a 3-2 advantage, which Korythko consolidated with a sublime strike in the 85th minute. The victory lifts Slovenia to four points from four games, one more than Belarus have from their three outings.

Last updated: 11/10/06 23.07CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Slovenia

Slovenia

1
GaevVladimir Gaev (GK)
1
B MavričBorut Mavrič (GK)
2
KulchiyAleksandr Kulchiy
4
M. MavričMatej Mavrič
3
KovbaDenis Kovba
Goal17
5
CesarBoštjan Cesar
Goal18
4
OmelyanchukSergei Omelyanchuk
8
KorenRobert Koren
5
ShtaniukSergei Shtaniuk (C)
9
NovakovičMilivoje Novakovič
Substitution83
6
GurenkoSergei Gurenko
Yellow Card86
14
BirsaValter Birsa
8
KalachevTimofei Kalachev
15
JokićBojan Jokić
9
RomashchenkoMaksim Romashchenko
Substitution51
16
ŽlogarAnton Žlogar
Yellow Card61
13
HlebAleksandr Hleb
17
LavričKlemen Lavrič
Goal44
15
V. HlebVyacheslav Hleb
Substitution69
18
AčimovičMilenko Ačimovič (C)
Substitution70
21
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Goal52
Goal59
Substitution90
20
B. IličBranko Ilič

Substitutes

12
AmelchenkoAnton Amelchenko (GK)
12
HandanovičSamir Handanovič (GK)
14
KontsevoiArtyom Kontsevoi
Substitution90
11
KomacAndrej Komac
Substitution70
Yellow Card83
17
KorythkoVladimir Korythko
Substitution51
Goal85
19
BurgičMiran Burgič
Substitution83
18
StrakhanovichOleg Strakhanovich
Substitution69
2
F. CipotFabijan Cipot
16
RadkovArtem Radkov
3
LazičIgor Lazič
19
KovelLeonid Kovel
7
ŠukaloGoran Šukalo
20
TigorevYan Tigorev
10
ČehNastja Čeh

Coach

Yuri Puntus (BLR) Branko Oblak (SVN)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Assistant referees

Gabor Erös (HUN), Tibor Vámos (HUN)

Fourth official

Zsolt Szabó (HUN)

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