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FYROM and Slovakia finish off equal

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 22.57CET
FYROM 1-1 Slovakia
Nikolce Noveski cancelled out Juraj Pirosk's opener for the visitors as the Group B rivals signed off with a goal and a point apiece in Skopje.
by Emil Gasevski
from National Arena Filip II Macedonian
FYROM and Slovakia finish off equal
Nikolce Noveski (in red) got FYROM's equaliser against Slovakia ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FYROMSlovakia

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts10
 
15
Attempts on target4
 
6
Attempts off target6
 
5
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
5
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
8

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 22.57CET

FYROM and Slovakia finish off equal

FYROM 1-1 Slovakia
Nikolce Noveski cancelled out Juraj Pirosk's opener for the visitors as the Group B rivals signed off with a goal and a point apiece in Skopje.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Slovakia settled for a 1-1 draw in their final UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier, with both sides weakened by injuries and suspensions for their closing Group B fixture.

Juraj Piroska headed Vance Sikov's attempted clearance into the FYROM net to put the visitors ahead on 54 minutes, but Nikolce Noveski had the last word 11 minutes from the end, nodding in Ivan Trickovski's corner.

Erik Jendrišek had a half-chance for Slovakia at one end and Mario Gjurovski fired just wide at the other after a slow start to the game, before visiting goalkeeper Ján Mucha made an admirable contribution by saving Trickovski's free-kick just beyond the half-hour mark.

Slovakia then took the lead with their first chance after the break, as Piroska made the most of Sikov's misdirected attempt to clear his lines. FYROM almost fell further behind when Martin Bogatinov was forced to pull off a splendid double save to deny Slovakia captain Marek Hamšík and Piroska, and Noveski also did well to deflect Juraj Kucka's powerful shot away for a corner as the visitors built up momentum.

FYROM were resolute, though, and Filip Ivanovski and Vlade Lazarevski fashioned decent opportunities before Noveski earned them a share of the spoils, using his head to put the ball past Mucha from Trickovski's deflected corner.

Last updated: 12/10/11 0.38CET

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Lineups

FYROM

FYROM

Slovakia

Slovakia

1
BogatinovMartin Bogatinov (GK)
1
MuchaJán Mucha (GK)
2
SikovVance Sikov
2
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
4
NoveskiNikolce Noveski (C)
Goal79
7
WeissVladimír Weiss
7
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
8
JežRóbert Jež
Substitution88
9
DemiriMuhamed Demiri
11
PiroskaJuraj Piroska
Goal54
Substitution87
10
GjurovskiMario Gjurovski
14
MichalikLubomir Michalik
11
FazliSamir Fazli
Substitution84
15
HubočanTomáš Hubočan
Substitution46
13
GrozdanoskiVlatko Grozdanoski
Substitution46
16
SalátaKornel Saláta
14
LazarevskiVlade Lazarevski
17
HamšíkMarek Hamšík (C)
15
MojsovDaniel Mojsov
Yellow Card9
18
JendrišekErik Jendrišek
Yellow Card81
18
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
Substitution64
19
KuckaJuraj Kucka

Substitutes

12
PacovskiTome Pacovski (GK)
12
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
5
ČechMarek Čech
Substitution46
6
PetrovRobert Petrov
Substitution46
10
GrajciarPeter Grajciar
Substitution88
16
MuaremMuarem Muarem
13
HološkoFilip Hološko
Substitution87
17
HuseiniMuhamed Huseini
20
ZabavníkRadoslav Zabavník
19
F. IvanovskiFilip Ivanovski
Substitution64
21
GuédéKarim Guédé
20
TrajkovskiAleksandar Trajkovski
Substitution84
22
ŠeboFilip Šebo

Coach

John Toshack (WAL) Vladimír Weiss (SVK)

Referee

Tony Chapron (FRA)

Assistant referees

Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA), Fredji Harchay (FRA)

Fourth official

Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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