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Kazakhstan revel in debut win

Published: Sunday 25 March 2007
Kazakhstan 2-1 Serbia Kairat Ashirbekov and Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev struck the goals in Kazakhstan's first competitive victory as full UEFA members.

Match statistics

KazakhstanSerbia

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
10
Attempts off target2
 
10
Corners3
 
9
Fouls committed8
 
9
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Published: Sunday 25 March 2007

Kazakhstan revel in debut win

Kazakhstan 2-1 Serbia Kairat Ashirbekov and Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev struck the goals in Kazakhstan's first competitive victory as full UEFA members.

Kazakhstan claimed their first competitive win since joining UEFA, as goals from Kairat Ashirbekov and Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev put them on their way to a memorable Group A defeat of Serbia who finished with ten men.

Pressure on Serbia
The visitors had trailed group leaders Finland by a point at kick-off and a victory could have taken them top tonight. But they were placed under early pressure in Almaty and this menace materialised into two second-half strikes within the space of 14 minutes. First Ashirbekov fired a right-footed shot into goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković's bottom corner, then Kazakhstan secured a two-goal cushion as Ruslan Baltiev's inswinging corner was nodded high into the centre of the net from five metres by Zhumaskaliyev.

Deadlock broken
Stojković had been forced to parry Zhumaskaliyev's drive as early as the eighth minute, while Murat Suyumagambetov also tested the Serbia keeper from distance, though the latter was equal to the task. After the first-half stalemate, the game sprung into life with Ashirbekov's breakthrough. Serbia sought an instant response through Miloš Krasić, with the PFC CSKA Moskva midfielder's close-range attempt being tipped to safety by home custodian David Loria.

Misery complete
Nemanja Vidić was next to threaten for the away team, directing Krasić's corner just over the bar with a header. Zhumaskaliyev made Serbia regret that miss on 61 minutes, although the Kazakh advantage was soon reduced to one as Zigić nodded Milan Stepanov's long ball into the bottom corner seven minutes later to restore hope. At the other end, Sergey Skorykh came close to extending Kazakhstan's lead when he was denied by a brilliant Stojković stop, before Serbia's misery was completed in the fourth minute of stoppage time as Zigić was red-carded for fouling Skorykh.

First win
Kazakhstan, who failed to win any of their 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after gaining UEFA membership, remain fifth in Group A following six games of their debut EURO campaign. Arno Pijpers' side do not return to action until June, while Serbia welcome Portugal on Wednesday.

Last updated: 30/01/12 8.00CET

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Lineups

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Serbia

Serbia

1
LoriaDavid Loria (GK)
Yellow Card59
1
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
2
SmakovSamat Smakov
21
MarkovićMarjan Marković
3
KuchmaAleksandr Kuchma
15
StepanovMilan Stepanov
4
ZhalmagambetovMaksim Zhalmagambetov
5
VidićNemanja Vidić (C)
Yellow Card63
5
IrismetovFarkhadbek Irismetov
Yellow Card7
11
D. TošićDuško Tošić
6
SkorykhSergei Skorykh
16
KovačevićNenad Kovačević
7
SergienkoEduard Sergienko
Substitution58
2
ErgićIvan Ergić
Substitution70
8
BaltievRuslan Baltiev
Yellow Card42
18
JankovićBoško Janković
9
SuyumagambetovMurat Suyumagambetov
Substitution80
17
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Yellow Card56
10
ZhumaskaliyevNurbol Zhumaskaliyev (C)
Goal61
9
PantelićMarko Pantelić
Substitution69
11
AshirbekovKairat Ashirbekov
Goal47
Substitution71
19
ŽigićNikola Žigić
Goal68
Red Card90

Substitutes

18
NovikovYuriy Novikov (GK)
12
AvramovVlada Avramov (GK)
12
Y. AzovskiyYegor Azovskiy
3
DragutinovićIvica Dragutinović
19
KornienkoOleg Kornienko
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
15
ChichulinAnton Chichulin
Substitution58
4
DuljajIgor Duljaj
16
UtabayevKairat Utabayev
7
KoromanOgnjen Koroman
Substitution70
14
ByakovDmitriy Byakov
Substitution71
14
TrišovićAleksandar Trišović
17
FinonchenkoAndrei Finonchenko
Substitution80
8
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution69

Coach

Arno Pijpers (NED) Javier Clemente Lázaro (ESP)

Referee

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Tomaš Somolani (SVK), Vlastislav Laskovsky (SVK)

Fourth official

Richard Havrilla (SVK)

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