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Hološko late show shatters FYROM

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 23.15CET
Slovakia 1-0 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Filip Hološko's goal in the first minute of added time earned the home side a winning start to their Group B campaign.
by Rastislav Hribik
from Štadión Pasienky
Hološko late show shatters FYROM
Slovakia players celebrate their last-gasp winning goal in Bratislava ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SlovakiaFYROM

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts17
 
6
Attempts on target10
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
2
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
3
Offsides2
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed16
 
17
Fouls suffered16
 
16

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 23.15CET

Hološko late show shatters FYROM

Slovakia 1-0 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Filip Hološko's goal in the first minute of added time earned the home side a winning start to their Group B campaign.

Filip Hološko's goal in the first minute of added time earned Slovakia a winning start to the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign in Bratislava.

Vladimír Weiss's team had to work hard for their victory but finally found a way through after the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia had been reduced to ten men when Vanče Šikov earned a second yellow card for time-wasting after 85 minutes.

Slovakia had gone into the game missing injured forwards Stanislav Šesták and Róbert Vittek and without that pair they struggled to find a way to goal in the first period. Miroslav Stoch threatened with a couple of shots and Hološko sent a header at Edin Nuredinovski, but the visitors were largely comfortable.

Home coach Weiss had asked the Slovakian public to turn out in force at the Štadión Pasienky but the ground was half-full and chances remained scarce early in the second half. Indeed the visitors began to offer a threat on the counter and after the hour Goran Pandev sent a rasping shot a just few centimetres wide of Ján Mucha's goal. Pandev tried again with a cross-shot saved by Mucha, before his team-mate Slavčo Georgievski missed the target with 14 minutes remaining.

With the home fans roaring Slovakia on, captain Marek Hamšík went close from substitute Juraj Kucka's corner but when Kucka was denied by Nuredinovski with 90 minutes on the clock, a draw seemed inevitable. Yet 60 seconds later, Hološko struck to change everything, and Slovakia had the three points.

Last updated: 03/09/10 23.34CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

FYROM

FYROM

1
MuchaJán Mucha (GK)
1
NuredinovskiEdin Nuredinovski (GK)
Yellow Card77
2
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
Substitution90
2
SikovVance Sikov
Yellow Card66
Red Card85
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel
Yellow Card81
3
PopovGoran Popov
7
WeissVladimír Weiss
Substitution61
4
NoveskiNikolce Noveski
8
ŠtrbaZdeno Štrba
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
9
StochMiroslav Stoch
Yellow Card86
6
GeorgievskiSlavčo Georgievski
10
SaparaMarek Sapara
7
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
Substitution80
13
HološkoFilip Hološko
Goal90+1
8
SumulikoskiVelice Sumulikoski
15
HubočanTomáš Hubočan
10
PandevGoran Pandev (C)
Yellow Card86
16
SalátaKornel Saláta
Substitution76
11
NaumoskiIlco Naumoski
Substitution61
17
HamšíkMarek Hamšík (C)
13
DespotovskiFilip Despotovski
Yellow Card54
Substitution73

Substitutes

12
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
12
BogatinovMartin Bogatinov (GK)
4
PečalkaMário Pečalka
9
GjurovskiMario Gjurovski
5
ZabavníkRadoslav Zabavník
14
IlijoskiBaže Ilijoski
6
KarhanMiroslav Karhan
15
GrncarovBoban Grncarov
Substitution80
11
KuckaJuraj Kucka
Substitution76
16
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
18
JendrišekErik Jendrišek
Substitution61
17
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
Substitution73
20
SylvestrJakub Sylvestr
Substitution90
18
RisticStevica Ristic
Substitution61

Coach

Vladimír Weiss (SVK) Mirsad Jonuz (MKD)

Referee

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

Assistant referees

Beat Hidber (SUI), Charles Helbling (SUI)

Fourth official

Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)

Legend:

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