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Better tidings for Belarus

Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.17CET
Belarus 3-2 Scotland Despite a valiant comeback from the Scots, Belarus return to third position in Group 5.
Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.17CET

Better tidings for Belarus

Belarus 3-2 Scotland Despite a valiant comeback from the Scots, Belarus return to third position in Group 5.

An early goal from Leonid Kovel set Belarus on their way to a home victory against Scotland and third place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 5.

Winless streak
Kovel found the net after just three minutes as the Belarussians, who had slipped up at home against Slovenia on Friday, set about returning to winning ways and extending Scotland's run of matches without victory to 14.

Quick goals
Rainer Bonhof's Scots held on until half-time, when heavy rain delayed proceedings, but found themselves 3-0 down soon after the restart. In the first six minutes of the second half, Yuri Puntus's side scored two quick goals, the second of which was neatly tucked in by Mikhail Afanasijev.

Scottish comeback
The visitors, who had only scored one goal in five matches prior to kick-off, rallied and on 58 minutes Hibernian FC midfield player Steven Whittaker pulled a goal back. When 19-year-old David Clarkson made it 3-2 four minutes from time, there were nerves in the Belarussian camp. The home side held on though to take all three points and move third in the group, back above Slovenia and only one point adrift of Norway in second.

Azzurrini next
Both sides are next in action on 2 September, when defeat at home against group leaders Italy could mathematically eliminate Scotland, while Belarus will look to further strengthen their position by securing victory in Moldova.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.26CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Scotland

Scotland

1
AmelchenkoAnton Amelchenko (GK)
1
SamsonCraig Samson (GK)
2
LentsevichDmitri Lentsevich
Substitution69
2
WattSteven Watt
Substitution53
3
StaschenyukAleksandr Staschenyuk
Goal49
3
MorrisonScott Morrison
Substitution82
4
PopelOleg Popel
Yellow Card68
4
CollinsNeil Collins
Yellow Card27
5
PlaskonnyPavel Plaskonny
Yellow Card44
5
RobertsonGregor Robertson
6
MorozVladimir Moroz
6
M. WilsonMark Wilson
Yellow Card29
7
PavlovAleksandr Pavlov
Yellow Card70
Substitution90
7
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
Yellow Card7
Goal58
8
SchegrikovichDmitri Schegrikovich
8
McCunnieJamie McCunnie (C)
9
KovelLeonid Kovel
Goal2
Substitution88
9
BrightonTom Brighton
Yellow Card89
10
KontsevoiArtem Kontsevoi (C)
10
MaloneyShaun Maloney
11
AfanasievMikhail Afanasiev
Goal51
11
BroadfootKirk Broadfoot

Substitutes

17
DenisevichIvan Denisevich
Substitution88
12
Alistair BrownAlistair Brown (GK)
16
KomarovskiDmitri Komarovski
Substitution90
13
LawsonPaul Lawson
12
ChesnovskiPavel Chesnovski (GK)
14
ThomsonKevin Thomson
Substitution82
18
RodionovVitali Rodionov
15
ClarksonDavid Clarkson
Substitution53
Goal86
13
GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev
Substitution69
16
BrownScott Brown
14
SkverniukAleksei Skverniuk
15
TsvetinskiSergei Tsvetinski

Coach

Yuri Puntus (BLR) Rainer Bonhof (GER)

Referee

Lasha Silagava (GEO)

Assistant referees

Mamuka Elikashvili (GEO), Avtandil Samkharadze (GEO)

Fourth official

Merab Malaguradze (GEO)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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