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Slovenia back above Belarus

Published: Friday 3 June 2005, 22.42CET
Belarus 1-2 Slovenia A victory in Minsk ensures Slovenia avenge March's 4-1 home loss to Belarus.
Published: Friday 3 June 2005, 22.42CET

Slovenia back above Belarus

Belarus 1-2 Slovenia A victory in Minsk ensures Slovenia avenge March's 4-1 home loss to Belarus.

By Denis Orlov

Slovenia gained revenge for their 4-1 loss at home to Belarus in march with a 2-1 victory in Minsk that takes them into third place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5.

Early chances
Leanid Kovel came close for the home team on three minutes, but not long after at the other end Miso Brecko struck the post in what was a frantic opening. With ten minutes left in the half Oleg Shkabara threatened the Slovenian goal, while Miran Burgic missed the target for the visitors.

Vital goals
It was Burgic who was then involved in the pivotal episode on the match as home goalkeeper Ihar Lohvinav upended him in the Belarus box and teenager Valter Birsa converted the penalty. Shkabara nearly equalized as he headed on to the post but just before the break Dejan Robnik lobbed Logvinov from 17 metres out to make it 2-0.

Lead safe
The away team defended deep in the second half, and were rewarded as Belarus could only manage one goal, Shkabara setting up Vitali Rodionov to score 18 minutes from the end. Slovenia are now two points behind second-placed Norway, who they welcome next on 2 September.

Puntus disappointed
Belarus coach Yuri Puntus, whose team can return to third place with win here against bottom team Scotland on Tuesday, said: "I could not motivate my players well enough after that big victory in Slovenia. That's why the first half was so poor."

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.30CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Slovenia

Slovenia

1
LohvinavIhar Lohvinav (GK)
Substitution49
1
ŠimčičVasja Šimčič (GK)
2
DenisevichIvan Denisevich
Substitution46
2
BrečkoMišo Brečko
3
StaschenyukAleksandr Staschenyuk
3
KljajičZiga Kljajič
Yellow Card45
4
PopelOleg Popel
4
UrbancDejan Urbanc
Yellow Card74
5
PlaskonnyPavel Plaskonny
Yellow Card50
5
MörecMitja Mörec (C)
6
MikhnyukSergei Mikhnyuk
Substitution65
6
ŠulerMarko Šuler
7
ShkabaraOleg Shkabara (C)
Yellow Card39
7
RobnikDejan Robnik
Goal45
8
SchegrikovichDmitri Schegrikovich
8
MatičDarijan Matič
Substitution46
9
KovelLeonid Kovel
9
BurgičMiran Burgič
Substitution88
10
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi
10
ŽinkoLuka Žinko
11
AfanasievMikhail Afanasiev
11
BirsaValter Birsa
Goal40
Substitution65

Substitutes

12
AmelchenkoAnton Amelchenko (GK)
Substitution49
12
PridigarMarko Pridigar (GK)
13
GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev
13
PevecRobert Pevec
Substitution65
14
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
14
PečnikNejc Pečnik
Substitution46
15
MorozVladimir Moroz
Substitution46
15
BerkoSebastjan Berko
Substitution88
16
KomarovskiDmitri Komarovski
16
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič
17
LentsevichDmitri Lentsevich
17
StevanovićDalibor Stevanović
18
RodionovVitali Rodionov
Substitution65
Goal73

Coach

Yuri Puntus (BLR) Branko Zupan (SVN)

Referee

Csaba Sapi (HUN)

Assistant referees

Zoltan Tompos (HUN), Lajos Tóth (HUN)

Fourth official

Zoltan Szarka (HUN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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