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Belarus boost finals ambitions

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2007, 2.45CET
Hungary 0-1 Belarus
Belarus won the battle of the top two in Group 8 to put themselves in pole position to qualify for the finals.
by Márton Dinnyés
Published: Tuesday 16 October 2007, 2.45CET

Belarus boost finals ambitions

Hungary 0-1 Belarus
Belarus won the battle of the top two in Group 8 to put themselves in pole position to qualify for the finals.

Belarus won the battle of the top two in Group 8 to put themselves in pole position to qualify for the UEFA European Under-21 championship finals.

Kamarovski goal
Both sides went into the game with nine points from four games, two clear of last summer's finalists Serbia, but it was the visitors who took a deserved step towards the 2009 edition in Sweden. Although Hungary dominated the early stages, Yury Kurnenin's team eventually assumed control and scored the only goal in the 42nd-minute when a right-sided corner found Dmitri Komarovski alone inside the box to head in.

Finishing difference
Although Hungary had chances after the break, Ádám Szalai and Balázs Farkas could not convert chances to earn the hosts a point. "It was a game of teams with equal strength but we had the skill to score a goal today and it was the difference," Belarus coach Kurnenin said. Serbia can leapfrog Hungary into second place if they win away in Latvia tomorrow.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.14CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Belarus

Belarus

1
BogdánÁdám Bogdán (GK)
11
AfanasievMikhail Afanasiev (C)
Substitution74
10
DemjénGábor Demjén (C)
Yellow Card56
Substitution87
2
OsipovichNikolai Osipovich
13
HrepkaAdám Hrepka
Substitution59
1
ChesnovskiPavel Chesnovski (GK)
3
KovacsZoltán Kovacs
10
KomarovskiDmitri Komarovski
Goal42
4
KovácsGábor Kovács
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
18
Z. LaczkóZsolt Laczkó
9
KrivetsSergei Krivets
5
SzakályPéter Szakály
3
MartynovichAleksandr Martynovich
9
SzalaiÁdám Szalai
16
PutiloAnton Putilo
2
VargaRóbert Varga
Substitution83
4
ShitovIgor Shitov
16
PintérÁdám Pintér
18
VerkhovtsovDmitri Verkhovtsov
Yellow Card28
7
ZsidaiLaszlo Zsidai
7
KovelLeonid Kovel
Substitution90

Substitutes

6
GuzmicsRichard Guzmics
6
BalanovichSergei Balanovich
Substitution90
12
HegedusLajos Hegedus (GK)
17
DegterevAleksandr Degterev
15
KissZoltán Kiss
12
GomelkoArtem Gomelko (GK)
8
Á. SzabóÁdám Szabó
Substitution87
13
MaltsevIgor Maltsev
17
FarkasBalázs Farkas
Substitution59
19
PlatonovDmitri Platonov
Substitution74
14
PátkaiMáté Pátkai
5
YanushkevichAleksei Yanushkevich
11
VölgyiDániel Völgyi
Substitution83
20
VeretiloOleg Veretilo

Coach

Antal Róth (HUN) Yury Kurnenin (BLR)

Referee

Joeri Van De Velde (BEL)

Assistant referees

Dirk Gilon (BEL), Luc Leroy (BEL)

Fourth official

Jean-Baptist Bultynck (BEL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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