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Gordeichuk fires Belarus past Luxembourg

Published: Tuesday 8 September 2015, 22.35CET
Belarus 2-0 Luxembourg
BATE Borisov midfielder Mikhail Gordeichuk scored twice on his home ground as Belarus recorded their second victory in qualifying Group C.

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Match statistics

BelarusLuxembourg

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)60
 
40
Total attempts14
 
8
on target3
 
1
off target7
 
4
blocked4
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
3
Offsides4
 
1
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
8

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Published: Tuesday 8 September 2015, 22.35CET

Gordeichuk fires Belarus past Luxembourg

Belarus 2-0 Luxembourg
BATE Borisov midfielder Mikhail Gordeichuk scored twice on his home ground as Belarus recorded their second victory in qualifying Group C.

  • Mikhail Gordeichuk's double earns Belarus their second Group C win
  • Belarus remain in fourth place – they cannot finish higher
  • Sixteen Luxembourg players had food poisoning in the lead-up to the game 
  • The triumph is Belarus's first at home in six competitive fixtures
  • Next games: Slovakia v Belarus, Spain v Luxembourg (9 October)

Belarus recorded their second victory in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group C, seeing off Luxembourg thanks to a goal in each half from Mikhail Gordeichuk.

Belarus were quick out of the blocks, keen to harass a visiting side perhaps still feeling the effects of the food-poisoning bug that swept through their squad on Sunday night. That high-intensity approach resulted in Luxembourg keeper Jonathan Joubert being pressed into service early on when beating out a powerful header from home captain Sergei Kornilenko.

Luxembourg defended valiantly but fell behind 11 minutes before the break courtesy of Gordeichuk's opportunistic strike, the BATE Borisov player scoring on his home ground after Kornilenko's attempt on the turn was helped on inadvertently by Maxime Chanot. Gordeichuk seized on the run of the ball, dispatching a shot away from Joubert and inside the near post.

Aleksandr Khatskevich's Belarus continued to push after the restart, confirming Luxembourg's sixth successive away defeat in competitive play when Gordeichuk took receipt of substitute Sergei Kislyak's pass, surged into the box and drilled beyond Joubert.  

The Grand Duchy team's response was muted, with Belarus goalkeeper Yuri Zhevnov enjoying a comfortable night. Indeed, he was not called into action until he was forced to tip over Stefano Bensi's fierce drive two minutes from time.

Last updated: 10/09/15 0.03CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

1
ZhevnovYuri Zhevnov (GK)
1
JoubertJonathan Joubert (GK)
2
DragunStanislav Dragun
2
ChanotMaxime Chanot
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
3
JänischMathias Jänisch
7
Renan BressanRenan Bressan
5
SchnellTom Schnell
8
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko (C)
Substitution84
6
PhilippsChris Philipps
Yellow Card77
10
HlebAleksandr Hleb
Substitution58
7
GersonLars Gerson
11
GordeichukMikhail Gordeichuk
Goal34
Goal62
Substitution75
10
PayalBen Payal
Substitution46
14
SivakovMikhail Sivakov
13
JoachimAurélien Joachim
Substitution46
17
NekhaychikPavel Nekhaychik
17
MutschMario Mutsch (C)
19
BordachevMaksim Bordachev
18
JansLaurent Jans
21
FilipenkoYegor Filipenko
21
DevilleMaurice Deville
Substitution69

Substitutes

22
GorbunovAndrei Gorbunov (GK)
12
AmodioAndrea Amodio (GK)
12
ChernikSergei Chernik (GK)
4
DelgadoRicardo Delgado
9
StasevichIgor Stasevich
9
Da MotaDaniel Da Mota
Substitution46
13
M. VolodkoMaksim Volodko
11
BensiStefano Bensi
Substitution46
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
Substitution58
14
MalgetKevin Malget
16
BegunovRoman Begunov
15
MartinoMassimo Martino
18
MaevskiIvan Maevski
16
S. ThillSébastien Thill
20
SignevichNikolai Signevich
Substitution84
20
TurpelDavid Turpel
Substitution69
23
KalachevTimofei Kalachev
Substitution75
22
LuisiAntonio Luisi

Coach

Aleksandr Khatskevich (BLR) Luc Holtz (LUX)

Referee

Slavko Vinčić (SVN)

Assistant referees

Bojan Ul (SVN), Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)

Fourth official

Gregor Rojko (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Mitja Žganec (SVN), Dragoslav Perič (SVN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution