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Early goals see off Slovakia

Published: Friday 3 June 2005, 22.51CET
Portugal 2-1 Slovakia Early goals from Filipe Oliveira and Hugo Viana make it six wins out of six.
Published: Friday 3 June 2005, 22.51CET

Early goals see off Slovakia

Portugal 2-1 Slovakia Early goals from Filipe Oliveira and Hugo Viana make it six wins out of six.

Portugal now have the last remaining perfect record in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying as they defeated Slovakia to maintain their Group 3 dominances.

Early goals enough
The points were all but sealed inside ten minutes, as Filipe Oliveira and Hugo Viana both struck from inside the area. In the second half, the visitors tried to get back to the game and after Varela and Paulo Sérgio both missed chances Slovakia brought some excitement back to the match when Matus Kozacik scored from close-range 14 minutes from time.

Strong lead
But Portugal kept control of the ball and now lead Russia by six points. The second-placed team can halve the gap when they play Latvia on Saturday but Portugal can then steal a march again in Estonia on Tuesday. Slovakia remain three points behind Russia, at least until tomorrow's game, and require victory in Luxembourg in midweek to keep their bid for a play-off place on course.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.29CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Slovakia

Slovakia

1
Bruno ValeBruno Vale (GK)
1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
2
João PereiraJoão Pereira
2
BrezinskýMiloš Brezinský
Substitution46
3
Zé CastroZé Castro
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel (C)
4
Pedro RibeiroPedro Ribeiro
5
AdámikJozef Adámik
5
RodriguesVitor Rodrigues
4
MinarcíkMartin Minarcík
6
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
Yellow Card75
Substitution84
10
MikuličMartin Mikulič
7
Filipe OliveiraFilipe Oliveira
Goal4
Substitution67
8
PečovskýViktor Pečovský
8
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
Yellow Card72
6
KopúnekKamil Kopúnek
Yellow Card34
Substitution36
9
VarelaSilvestre Varela
7
ČechMarek Čech
10
Hugo VianaHugo Viana (C)
Goal11
11
HološkoFilip Hološko
Goal81
11
Paulo SérgioPaulo Sérgio
Substitution73
9
ŠeboFilip Šebo
Substitution72

Substitutes

12
Paulo RibeiroPaulo Ribeiro (GK)
12
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
13
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
Substitution84
17
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
14
SemedoSemedo
18
BasistaPeter Basista
15
Diogo ValenteDiogo Valente
Substitution73
14
IvanaMilan Ivana
Substitution46
16
Edgar MarcelinoEdgar Marcelino
16
KóňaTomáš Kóňa
17
DannyDanny
Substitution67
15
LietavaIvan Lietava
Substitution72
18
IvanildoIvanildo
13
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák
Substitution36

Coach

Agostinho Oliveira (POR) Jozef Bubenko (SVK)

Referee

Tony Asumaa (FIN)

Assistant referees

Esa Vehvilainen (FIN), Lassi Lahti (FIN)

Fourth official

Jouni Hietala (FIN)

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