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Russia progress despite defeat

Published: Wednesday 12 October 2005, 19.00CET
Slovakia 1-0 Russia Russia gained the final play-off berth as Slovakia were unable to claim the five-goal win they needed to finish second in Group 3.
by Stanislav Hlavacek

Match statistics

SlovakiaRussia

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 3: POR-RUS-SVK-LAT-EST-LUX

PPts
Portugal Portugal1030
Russia Russia1019
Slovakia Slovakia1019
Latvia Latvia1012
Estonia Estonia103
Luxembourg Luxembourg102
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 12 October 2005, 19.00CET

Russia progress despite defeat

Slovakia 1-0 Russia Russia gained the final play-off berth as Slovakia were unable to claim the five-goal win they needed to finish second in Group 3.

Russia gained the final berth in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying play-offs as Slovakia were unable to claim the five-goal victory they needed to pip their opponents to second place in Group 3.

Zofcak goal
Having lost 4-0 in Moscow 13 months ago, Slovakia needed to better that as they trailed Russia by three points prior to kick-off in a pool long since won by Portugal. Slovakia were clearly motivated in Senec, and on 15 minutes MFK Ružomberok midfield player Igor Zofcak broke the deadlock as he did in the 2-1 win against Estonia on Friday, today's goal created by Blažej Vaščák.

Russia hold on
However, a combination of tight Russian defending and some wasted Slovakian chances ensured the visitors restricted their opponents to one goal and moved into tomorrow's draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland at 13.00CET. They will be at home in their first leg on 12 November, and will travel to their opponents - one of the seven group winners - four days later.

Bubenko farewell
Slovakia coach Jozef Bubenko, in charge for the last time before he returns to Greek side Panionios NFC, said: "I am satisfied with the result. We played one of our best games today, producing good teamwork. We had chances, but it was too difficult to score five goals. I guess finishing equal on points with Russia can be considered as a success."

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.02CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2006/matches/round=1910/match=74313/postmatch/report/index.html#russia+progress+despite+defeat

Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Russia

Russia

12
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
1
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
Yellow Card37
18
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
3
AkhmetzyanovIldar Akhmetzyanov
5
KonečnýRoman Konečný
Yellow Card82
5
TaranovIvan Taranov
3
BrezinskýMiloš Brezinský
Yellow Card60
7
PavlenkoAleksandr Pavlenko
Substitution32
4
ČechMarek Čech
9
SaenkoIvan Saenko (C)
8
PečovskýViktor Pečovský
10
DenisovIgor Denisov
6
KóňaTomáš Kóňa
13
SamodinSergei Samodin
Substitution74
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák
Goal15
14
EschenkoAndrei Eschenko
13
SedivyPeter Sedivy
15
NakhushevRuslan Nakhushev
7
IvanaMilan Ivana (C)
Substitution65
16
NababkinKirill Nababkin
11
VaščákBlažej Vaščák
Substitution73
18
KharitonovAleksandr Kharitonov
Substitution43

Substitutes

1
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
12
RebrovArtem Rebrov (GK)
2
MinarcíkMartin Minarcík
11
LebedenkoIgor Lebedenko
Substitution74
15
LabunTomas Labun
4
ChernogaevSergei Chernogaev
Substitution43
14
ZeherRóbert Zeher
6
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
16
JendrišekErik Jendrišek
Substitution73
8
MyagkovViktor Myagkov
17
BakošMarek Bakoš
Substitution65
17
SabitovRenat Sabitov
9
GrajciarPeter Grajciar
20
GerkAnatoli Gerk
Substitution32

Coach

Jozef Bubenko (SVK) Andrey Chernyshov (BLR)

Referee

Saso Lazarevski (MKD)

Assistant referees

Ljubomir Krstevski (MKD), Petre Kodovski (MKD)

Fourth official

Emil Bozinovski (MKD)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution