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Ten-man Slovenia ease past Faroe Islands

Published: Friday 3 June 2011, 21.45CET
Faroe Islands 0-2 Slovenia
The visitors shrugged off Marko Šuler's first-half dismissal to earn a significant Group C win thanks to Tim Matavž and a Rógvi Baldvinsson own goal.
by Milan Cimburovic
from Toftir Stadion
Ten-man Slovenia ease past Faroe Islands
Tim Matavž opened the scoring for Slovenia ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsSlovenia

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts12
 
10
Attempts on target6
 
6
Attempts off target6
 
3
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
6
Offsides1
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed11
 
11
Fouls suffered6
 
6

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 3 June 2011, 21.45CET

Ten-man Slovenia ease past Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands 0-2 Slovenia
The visitors shrugged off Marko Šuler's first-half dismissal to earn a significant Group C win thanks to Tim Matavž and a Rógvi Baldvinsson own goal.

Slovenia earned an important Group C victory in the Faroe Islands despite playing for more than an hour with ten men.

After a tight and often cagey start, the visitors found themselves a player short when Marko Šuler was dismissed for a professional foul midway through the opening period. The hosts were unable to make their numerical advantage count, however, and found themselves behind four minutes later. Tim Matavž added to his hat-trick in the reverse fixture in October with another goal to give the visitors the lead before Rógvi Baldvinsson headed into his own net after the break to secure victory for Matjaž Kek's side.

Buoyed by their solid draw against Northern Ireland last time out, the Faroe Islands began on the front foot and their hopes of a first victory in Group C increased when Šuler was dismissed for a professional foul on 25 minutes.

The hosts nonetheless failed to take advantage and were trailing four minutes later courtesy of Matavž's fourth goal of the campaign. Slovenia doubled their lead and put the game beyond Brian Kerr's side two minutes after the break when Baldvinsson headed past his own goalkeeper.

The visitors remain five points behind Italy in second place and are not in action until September, while the Faroe Islands go into Tuesday's game against Estonia bottom of the section, having collected one point from six games.

Last updated: 04/06/11 0.39CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Slovenia

Slovenia

1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen (GK)
1
HandanovičSamir Handanovič (GK)
2
NaesJónas Tór Naes
Substitution81
2
BrečkoMišo Brečko
3
E. HansenEinar Hansen
4
ŠulerMarko Šuler
Red Card25
4
Jóhan DavidsenJóhan Davidsen
Yellow Card62
5
CesarBoštjan Cesar
5
BaldvinssonRógvi Baldvinsson
Goal47
8
KorenRobert Koren (C)
6
UdsenDaniel Udsen
Substitution45+2
10
BirsaValter Birsa
Substitution47
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen (C)
11
NovakovičMilivoje Novakovič
Substitution55
8
P. JustinussenPól Jóhannus Justinussen
13
JokićBojan Jokić
9
ElttørHjalgrím Elttør
19
IličićJosip Iličić
10
EdmundssonJóan Edmundsson
Yellow Card39
21
BačinovićArmin Bačinović
11
HolstChristian Holst
Substitution75
23
MatavžTim Matavž
Goal29
Substitution76

Substitutes

16
TórgardRené Tórgard (GK)
16
BelecVid Belec (GK)
12
DanielsenAtli Danielsen
Substitution45+2
6
B. IličBranko Ilič
13
V. DavidsenViljormur Davidsen
9
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič
Substitution55
14
A. HansenArnbjørn Hansen
14
DedičZlatko Dedič
15
C. MouritsenChristian Mouritsen
Substitution75
17
KirmAndraž Kirm
Substitution76
17
S. OlsenSúni Olsen
Substitution81
18
RadosavljevičAleksandar Radosavljevič
18
B. LøkinBogi Løkin
22
M. MavričMatej Mavrič
Substitution47

Coach

Brian Kerr (IRL) Matjaž Kek (SVN)

Referee

Oliver Drachta (AUT)

Assistant referees

Roland Brandner (AUT), Armin Eder (AUT)

Fourth official

Bernhard Brugger (AUT)

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  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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