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Slovakians strengthen their case

Published: Friday 25 March 2005, 18.52CET
Estonia 0-2 Slovakia Goals from Ivan Lietava and Roman Konecný keep the visitors in Group 3 contention.
Published: Friday 25 March 2005, 18.52CET

Slovakians strengthen their case

Estonia 0-2 Slovakia Goals from Ivan Lietava and Roman Konecný keep the visitors in Group 3 contention.

By Margus Luik

Slovakia joined second-placed Russia on nine points in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 3 thanks to a useful win in Estonia.

Lietava heads in
In the wet conditions, Estonia began brightly but it was Slovakia who opened the scoring after 25 minutes when the 1.91m-tall Lietava, who has been in fine form in attack for FK AS Trencín this season, was first to the ball from a corner.

Victory sealed
Vladimir Voskoboinikov then went close for Estonia as they pushed to equalise before the break. They could not manage a goal, though, and in the second half it was Slovakia who dominated, forcing Estonia goalkeeper Mihkel Aksalu to make a number of great saves. But even he was beaten three minutes from time again after a corner, when defender Roman Konecny headed in.

Tuesday encounter
Following this game, the only game in the pool today, Slovakia are now only behind Russia on head-to-head record and three points adrift of Portugal in the race for the two play-off places. Slovakia welcome the leaders, who have won all their four games, to Senec on Tuesday while fourth-placed Estonia, yet to score or win in the group, play Russia the following day.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.33CET

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Lineups

Estonia

Estonia

Slovakia

Slovakia

1
AksaluMihkel Aksalu (GK) (C)
12
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
2
ŠišovTihhon Šišov
Yellow Card79
13
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
3
PostSander Post
3
AdámikJozef Adámik
4
MazurkevitšAndrei Mazurkevitš
5
KonečnýRoman Konečný
Goal87
5
SiimKauri Siim
4
MinarcíkMartin Minarcík
6
VunkMartin Vunk
8
PečovskýViktor Pečovský
7
AntonovAndrei Antonov
Substitution56
11
VaščákBlažej Vaščák
Substitution83
8
MutleRaiko Mutle
Substitution84
15
LietavaIvan Lietava
Goal26
9
VoskoboinikovVladimir Voskoboinikov
Yellow Card88
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák
Substitution80
10
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev
7
IvanaMilan Ivana (C)
11
HurtMartin Hurt
Substitution62
17
BakošMarek Bakoš
Substitution68

Substitutes

12
ReeloSander Reelo (GK)
1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
13
RoopsSiim Roops
Substitution62
6
DobrotkaMartin Dobrotka
14
VannaTõnis Vanna
2
PlevaDalibor Pleva
15
TaskaMartin Taska
16
KóňaTomáš Kóňa
Substitution83
16
MarmorKristian Marmor
Substitution56
14
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Substitution68
17
AhjuperaJarmo Ahjupera
Substitution84
18
KulíkRadovan Kulík
Substitution80
18
KonsaOliver Konsa
9
ŠeboFilip Šebo

Coach

Jozef Bubenko (SVK)

Referee

Marek Mikolajewski (POL)

Assistant referees

Krzysztof Myrmus (POL), Piotr Mikolajewski (POL)

Fourth official

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

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