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Win no comfort for Slovakia

Published: Friday 7 October 2005, 17.26CET
Slovakia 2-1 Estonia Slovakia's hopes of reaching the play-offs are all but extinguished despite a late winner against Estonia.
by Stanislav Hlavacek
Published: Friday 7 October 2005, 17.26CET

Win no comfort for Slovakia

Slovakia 2-1 Estonia Slovakia's hopes of reaching the play-offs are all but extinguished despite a late winner against Estonia.

Slovakia's hopes of reaching the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals are all but extinguished despite a late winner against Estonia.

Tough call
With Portugal having sealed first place in Group 3, Slovakia needed Russia to drop points against Luxembourg to revive their hopes of grabbing second place tonight, but with Russia winning 3-0, they now need to win by at least four goals against the Russians in their final qualifier on Tuesday to progress.

Nervous finishing
Slovakia began their game against Estonia with plenty of attacking intention but were unable to make their dominance count as they struggled in front of goal. Captain Milan Ivana had a seventh-minute effort ruled out for offside, but Blažej Vaščák should have made a fine chance count two minutes later.

Estonia equalise
With Slovakia goalkeeper Dušan Perniš rarely troubled, Vašcák finally gave the home side the lead on 37 minutes, slotting home from just inside the box. But their good work was cancelled out after the break when Perniš could only parry Jarmo Ahjupera's header into the path of Konstantin Vassiljev who scooped in the rebound.

Last-gasp winner
The home side continued to pile on the pressure, but they may have thought their luck was out when Erik Jendrisek missed an open goal from three metres after 70 minutes, but in the dying moments of the game, substitute Tomáš Labun crossed for defender Roman Konečný to score from close range.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.04CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Estonia

Estonia

12
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
1
AksaluMihkel Aksalu (GK) (C)
18
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
2
ŠišovTihhon Šišov
3
BrezinskýMiloš Brezinský
3
VannaTõnis Vanna
5
KonečnýRoman Konečný
Goal90+2
4
PostSander Post
4
ČechMarek Čech
5
TaskaMartin Taska
Yellow Card72
11
VaščákBlažej Vaščák
6
ReinumäeOtt Reinumäe
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák
Goal38
7
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev
Goal54
Substitution71
6
KóňaTomáš Kóňa
8
LemberMati Lember
9
GrajciarPeter Grajciar
Substitution68
9
AhjuperaJarmo Ahjupera
7
IvanaMilan Ivana (C)
10
VunkMartin Vunk
Substitution65
8
BakošMarek Bakoš
Substitution46
11
SidorenkovAndrei Sidorenkov
Substitution90+3

Substitutes

1
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
12
VeberJürgen Veber (GK)
15
MinarcíkMartin Minarcík
13
MazurkevitšAndrei Mazurkevitš
17
LabunTomas Labun
Substitution68
14
M. HaavistuMikk Haavistu
14
ZeherRóbert Zeher
15
SiimKauri Siim
16
JendrišekErik Jendrišek
Substitution46
17
HurtMartin Hurt
Substitution71
13
SedivyPeter Sedivy
18
DupikovAlo Dupikov
Substitution65
16
MutleRaiko Mutle
Substitution90+3

Coach

Jozef Bubenko (SVK)

Referee

Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)

Assistant referees

Gegham Vardanyan (ARM), Artur Igityan (ARM)

Fourth official

Ararat Tshagharyan (ARM)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution