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Belarus pick up points in Luxembourg

Published: Saturday 24 March 2007, 22.01CET
Luxembourg 1-2 Belarus Goals from Timofei Kalachev and Vitali Kutuzov put Belarus ahead though substitute Chris Sagrahola pulled one back for Luxembourg.
Belarus pick up points in Luxembourg
Timofei Kalachev is congratulated on giving Belarus the lead ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LuxembourgBelarus

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target4
 
6
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners7
 
6
Fouls committed6
 
6
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Saturday 24 March 2007, 22.01CET

Belarus pick up points in Luxembourg

Luxembourg 1-2 Belarus Goals from Timofei Kalachev and Vitali Kutuzov put Belarus ahead though substitute Chris Sagrahola pulled one back for Luxembourg.

Belarus ensured they would stay in touch with the UEFA EURO 2008™ Group G leaders tonight as they held on for a win in Luxembourg.

Belarus hold on
Goals from Timofei Kalachev and Vitali Kutuzov had put Belarus in control but substitute Chris Sagrahola pulled one back for Luxembourg and the home side had chances to secure a first point in the group near the end. Belarus remain fourth, three points ahead of Slovenia.

Kulchiy close
After Luxembourg defender Jeff Strasser had had to make a couple of early interceptions, the persistence of the visitors soon paid off. Kutuzov forged an opening for Kalachev who found the top left corner with his left foot. The scorer then set up Aleksandr Kulchiy whose shot rattled the post. Luxembourg finally threatened for the first time when Dan Collette's long-range effort demanded a save from Yuri Zhevnov, who then had to field a Strasser header.

Lead doubles
Early in the second half, Kutuzov's strike warmed the palms of Jonathan Joubert. However, he was not to be denied after 53 minutes when his shot from distance flew into the net. Kalachev tried to follow suit with a wayward attempt from outside the area, while Vyacheslav Hleb forced another save from Joubert as Belurus continued to press.

Luxembourg reduce arrears
At the other end, Sagrahola was denied by Zhevnov and the same player subsequently reduced the arrears for the hosts on 68 minutes, rustling the bottom left corner after good work from fellow substitute Jérôme Bigard. Vladimir Korythko might have restored Belarus's two-goal cushion, before with eight minutes remaining Strasser almost equalised with a header and René Peters also went close. Luxembourg will hope for better luck in Romania on Wednesday, while Belarus return to action with two fixtures against Bulgaria in early June.

Last updated: 25/03/07 0.53CET

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Lineups

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Belarus

Belarus

1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK)
12
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
7
StrasserJeff Strasser (C)
3
YurevichAleksandr Yurevich
4
HoffmannEric Hoffmann
5
ShtaniukSergei Shtaniuk (C)
5
ReiterClaude Reiter
2
KulchiyAleksandr Kulchiy
Yellow Card9
2
KintzigerKim Kintziger
Yellow Card59
6
KorythkoVladimir Korythko
Yellow Card30
6
PetersRené Peters
18
StrakhanovichOleg Strakhanovich
Substitution58
8
BettmerGilles Bettmer
13
HlebAleksandr Hleb
9
PayalBen Payal
Substitution67
9
KalachevTimofei Kalachev
Goal25
10
LombardelliClaudio Lombardelli
Substitution58
10
V. HlebVyacheslav Hleb
16
RemySébastien Remy
8
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Substitution74
11
ColletteDan Collette
Substitution64
11
KutuzovVitali Kutuzov
Goal54
Substitution80

Substitutes

12
GilletStéphane Gillet (GK)
1
KhomutovskiVasili Khomutovski (GK)
3
BigardJérôme Bigard
Substitution58
14
ChelyadinskiArtyom Chelyadinski
Substitution58
13
FerreiraCarlos Ferreira
Substitution67
16
KovelLeonid Kovel
14
SagramolaChris Sagramola
Substitution64
Goal68
17
BliznyukGennadi Bliznyuk
Substitution74
Yellow Card84
15
MoreiraClayton Moreira
4
LikhtarovichDmitri Likhtarovich
17
PleinJacques Plein
7
KovbaDenis Kovba
18
HussDaniel Huss
15
RadkovArtem Radkov
Substitution80

Coach

Guy Hellers (LUX) Yuri Puntus (BLR)

Referee

Mark Whitby (WAL)

Assistant referees

Edward King (WAL), Philip Bates (WAL)

Fourth official

Ceri Richards (WAL)

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