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Gauracs strike lifts Latvia

Published: Sunday 18 November 2007, 2.45CET
Latvia 1-0 Hungary
A lone Edgars Gauracs strike condemned Hungary to defeat and earned Latvia only their second victory of Group 8.
by Mihail Korolev
Gauracs strike lifts Latvia
Latvia earned their second win of the group after beating Hungary ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 18 November 2007, 2.45CET

Gauracs strike lifts Latvia

Latvia 1-0 Hungary
A lone Edgars Gauracs strike condemned Hungary to defeat and earned Latvia only their second victory of Group 8.

A lone Edgars Gauracs strike condemned Hungary to defeat and earned Latvia only their second victory of UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 8.

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The Ascoli Calcio 1898 forward struck the decisive blow midway through the second half, heading in a corner to draw the hosts within two points of Hungary in the section. Latvia began positively and their task was made somewhat easier when visiting goalkeeper Adam Bogdan was shown a red card for fouling Kristaps Blanks outside the area after 21 minutes. However Latvia did not immediately take full advantage of the extra man as Blanks, Vadims Žulevs and Artjoms Rudnevs were all guilty of squandering promising chances. But with home goalkeeper Hermanis Malins in place to thwart the rare Hungarian attacks, Latvia were rewarded for their persistence when Gauracs headed home on 65 minutes to avenge the 1-0 defeat from the corresponding fixture back in June.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.55CET

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Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Hungary

Hungary

9
BlanksKristaps Blanks
1
BogdánÁdám Bogdán (GK)
Red Card21
25
GabovsVladislavs Gabovs
Yellow Card75
13
HrepkaAdám Hrepka
Substitution69
13
GaiļusVadims Gaiļus
3
KovacsZoltán Kovacs
23
KozlovsIgors Kozlovs
Substitution90+2
4
KovácsGábor Kovács
1
MāliņšGermans Māliņš (GK)
18
Z. LaczkóZsolt Laczkó
Yellow Card11
Substitution22
3
SilagailisArturs Silagailis
Yellow Card88
9
SzalaiÁdám Szalai (C)
7
SmirnovsVitālijs Smirnovs (C)
6
VargaRóbert Varga
Yellow Card51
24
ŽulevsVadims Žulevs
Substitution45
8
Á. SzabóÁdám Szabó
10
CauņaAleksandrs Cauņa
10
FarkasBalázs Farkas
Substitution80
14
LaizānsOļegs Laizāns
16
PintérÁdám Pintér
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Substitution63
17
ZsidaiLaszlo Zsidai

Substitutes

19
GauračsEdgars Gauračs
Substitution63
Goal65
2
GuzmicsRichard Guzmics
11
LukjanovsIvans Lukjanovs
Substitution45
12
HegedusLajos Hegedus (GK)
Substitution22
8
ZolotarjovsDmitrijs Zolotarjovs
15
KissZoltán Kiss
17
KrjauklisRitus Krjauklis
Substitution90+2
7
NémethKrisztián Németh
Substitution69
15
SolovjovsAleksandrs Solovjovs
5
SzakályPéter Szakály
12
VlasovsAleksandrs Vlasovs (GK)
11
IváncsicsGellért Iváncsics
Substitution80
18
LazdiņšArtis Lazdiņš
14
PátkaiMáté Pátkai

Coach

Genadijs Sitiks (LVA) Antal Róth (HUN)

Referee

Anthony Buttimer (IRL)

Assistant referees

Ciaran Delaney (IRL), Kenneth Hennessy (IRL)

Fourth official

Richie Winter (IRL)

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