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Luxembourg and Belarus share the spoils

Published: Monday 8 September 2014, 22.45CET
Luxembourg 1-1 Belarus
Lars Gerson and Stanislav Dragun traded goals as the teams shared the spoils in their qualifying Group C opener.

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Match statistics

LuxembourgBelarus

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)39
 
61
Total attempts10
 
27
on target1
 
6
off target7
 
12
blocked2
 
9
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
7
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
10
Fouls suffered6
 
10

Standings

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Published: Monday 8 September 2014, 22.45CET

Luxembourg and Belarus share the spoils

Luxembourg 1-1 Belarus
Lars Gerson and Stanislav Dragun traded goals as the teams shared the spoils in their qualifying Group C opener.

Belarus come from behind to earn draw with Luxembourg in Group C opener
Lars Gerson volleys hosts into lead on 42 minutes
Belarus pressure pays 12 minutes from time through Stanislav Dragun's equaliser
• Jonathan Joubert makes outstanding late stop to secure point for home side
Next games: Belarus v Ukraine, FYROM v Luxembourg (9 October)

Belarus were forced to come from behind but eventually earned a point in Luxembourg through Stanislav Dragun's goal 12 minutes from time in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group C.

Right from the off Luxembourg made problems for their opponents, as David Turpel and Stefano Bensi missed excellent opportunities to open the scoring. The hosts forced themselves onto the front foot, producing quick and bright football, while Belarus laboured to find a way through Luxembourg's compact defensive line. Sergei Krivets's efforts from distance were the only issue home keeper Jonathan Joubert had to deal with, something he managed with apparent ease.

Joubert's opposite number Aleksandr Gutor, however, was in the thick of the action. Mathias Jänisch and Christopher Martins went close and Luxembourg finally got the breakthrough three minutes before the interval. Panic was created by Daniel Da Mota's long throw into the Belarusian area and the ball eventually dropped to Gerson, who swivelled and perfectly caught his volley to send the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

The second period was a different affair. From the hour mark, Belarus took the initiative and began to commit men in numbers. After forcing Joubert into a number of fine stops they got the equaliser in the 78th minute when captain Timofei Kalachev angled a ball over the home defence from the right and Dragun met it on the full to scramble an effort into the far corner. Belarus piled on the pressure late on and might have stolen the three points were it not for Luxembourg's No1, who conjured an outstanding save to repel Igor Stasevich's goalbound effort.

Last updated: 03/06/15 4.53CET

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Lineups

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Belarus

Belarus

1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK)
1
GutorAleksandr Gutor (GK)
3
JänischMathias Jänisch
2
DragunStanislav Dragun
Goal78
5
SchnellTom Schnell (C)
3
MartynovichAleksandr Martynovich
Yellow Card81
6
PhilippsChris Philipps
Yellow Card28
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
7
GersonLars Gerson
Yellow Card34
Goal42
13
VeretiloOleg Veretilo
Substitution62
9
Da MotaDaniel Da Mota
Yellow Card45
Substitution67
14
KrivetsSergei Krivets
11
BensiStefano Bensi
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
Substitution73
13
C. MartinsChristopher Martins
Yellow Card5
16
BalanovichSergei Balanovich
18
JansLaurent Jans
18
OlekhnovichEdgar Olekhnovich
Yellow Card68
Substitution77
19
HolterDwayn Holter
Substitution77
21
FilipenkoYegor Filipenko
20
TurpelDavid Turpel
Substitution63
23
KalachevTimofei Kalachev (C)

Substitutes

12
MorisAnthony Moris (GK)
22
KlimovichAndrei Klimovich (GK)
4
DelgadoRicardo Delgado
12
ChernikSergei Chernik (GK)
8
BastosYannick Bastos
5
Polyakov                      Denis Polyakov
10
PayalBen Payal
Substitution77
Yellow Card81
6
PolitevichSergei Politevich
14
LaterzaTom Laterza
Substitution67
8
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
Substitution73
15
MalgetKevin Malget
9
StasevichIgor Stasevich
Substitution62
16
MartinsMarvin Martins
10
HlebAleksandr Hleb
21
DevilleMaurice Deville
19
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
22
LuisiAntonio Luisi
Substitution63
20
AleksievichIlya Aleksievich
Substitution77

Coach

Luc Holtz (LUX) Georgi Kondratiev (BLR)

Referee

Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Saulius Dirda (LTU)

Fourth official

Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)

Additional assistant referees

Sergejus Slyva (LTU), Jurij Paškovskij (LTU)

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