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Slovaks find winning feeling

Published: Friday 8 October 2004, 20.00CET
Slovakia 3-1 Latvia Jozef Bubenko's team recovered from recent setbacks to win comfortably in Senec.
Published: Friday 8 October 2004, 20.00CET

Slovaks find winning feeling

Slovakia 3-1 Latvia Jozef Bubenko's team recovered from recent setbacks to win comfortably in Senec.

Jozef Bubenko's Slovakia side bounced back from recent defeats by Russia and France to register a 3-1 win against Latvia at the national training centre in Senec on Friday.

Bubenko success
Bubenko led Greek club Panionios NFC to UEFA Cup qualification last season, and here his methods helped his country's Under-21s to a deserved victory.

Doubling up
Slovakia claimed an early advantage when Milan Ivana, one of three foreign-based players in the team, scored on 13 minutes. That advantage was doubled soon after as Radovan Kulík of FK Dukla Banská Bystrica found the target.

Deciding goal
Although the visitors, who threatened sporadically, reduced the deficit with Vladimirs Volkovs' 26th-minute strike, FK AS Trencín forward Ivan Lietava secured the points with a goal three minutes after the restart.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.36CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Latvia

Latvia

1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
1
TrifonovsAntons Trifonovs (GK)
2
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
5
IvaskoEdijs Ivasko
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel
Yellow Card90
3
KļavaOskars Kļava
Yellow Card80
5
KonečnýRoman Konečný
Yellow Card83
6
IvanovsDeniss Ivanovs (C)
4
PlevaDalibor Pleva
2
RoslovsAleksandrs Roslovs
Yellow Card32
8
PečovskýViktor Pečovský
Yellow Card72
7
SokolovsJūrijs Sokolovs
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák
Yellow Card38
18
SemjonovsJevgenijs Semjonovs
14
KopúnekKamil Kopúnek
9
ŽuravlovsAndrejs Žuravlovs
6
KulíkRadovan Kulík
Goal18
Yellow Card61
10
A. VišņakovsAleksejs Višņakovs
7
IvanaMilan Ivana (C)
Goal12
8
BlanksKristaps Blanks
15
LietavaIvan Lietava
Goal47
15
VolkovsVladimirs Volkovs
Goal25

Substitutes

12
KissDaniel Kiss (GK)
12
LukovichIngus Lukovich (GK)
13
BrezinskýMiloš Brezinský
14
KirhnersIntars Kirhners
11
ZošákŠtefan Zošák
16
CikinovsAleksandrs Cikinovs
17
IžvoltMatej Ižvolt
17
ValuškinsSergejs Valuškins
18
BruskoTomás Brusko
11
ScanicinsIlja Scanicins
16
StevkoRoland Stevko
4
ZarudnijsJevgenijs Zarudnijs
9
ŠeboFilip Šebo

Coach

Jozef Bubenko (SVK) Jurijs Ševļakovs (LVA)

Referee

Asaf Kenan (ISR)

Assistant referees

Eyal Hatuka (ISR), Ran Leichet (ISR)

Fourth official

Eyal Zur (ISR)

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