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Hoffer fires Austria into play-offs

Published: Wednesday 26 March 2008, 19.30CET
Austria 1-0 Slovakia
Erwin Hoffer scored the only goal as Austria became the first country to qualify for the Under-21 play-offs.
Hoffer fires Austria into play-offs
Erwin Hoffer's early goal proved to be decisive ©UEFA.com

Match statistics

AustriaSlovakia

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red Cards1
 
1

Standings

Group 7: BEL / SVK / ISL / AUT / CYP

PPts
Austria Austria717
Slovakia Slovakia68
Belgium Belgium67
Cyprus Cyprus76
Iceland Iceland66
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:25 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 26 March 2008, 19.30CET

Hoffer fires Austria into play-offs

Austria 1-0 Slovakia
Erwin Hoffer scored the only goal as Austria became the first country to qualify for the Under-21 play-offs.

Erwin Hoffer scored the only goal as Austria defeated Slovakia 1-0 at the Waldstadion in Pasching to become the first team to qualify for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs as the winners of Group 7.

Hat-trick
Coach Manfred Zsak fielded Hoffer – who scored a hat-trick in SK Rapid Wien's recent 7-0 win at Austrian champions FC Salzburg – alongside Marco Stankovic in attack, and the move paid dividends in the seventh minute as the striker gathered a ball from Zlatko Junuzovic, evaded his marker Martin Tóth and slipped the ball past L'uboš Kamenár in the Slovakian goal. Andreas Dober and Mario Reiter had chances to add to Austria's lead before Pavel Jurco missed the target from close range for Slovakia.

Red cards
Austria stayed in control during the second half, despite the introduction of Chelsea FC teenager Miroslav Stoch for Slovakia, with Michael Madl going close and Veli Kavlak forcing a save out of Kamenár from the rebound. The visitors were a man up in the closing stages as Andreas Dober was shown the red card for a foul, but could not take advantage as Juraj Kucka was dismissed to even up the numbers.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.51CET

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Lineups

Austria

Austria

Slovakia

Slovakia

3
DoberAndreas Dober
Red Card70
8
IžvoltMatej Ižvolt
Substitution55
20
ErbekHarun Erbek
10
JendrišekErik Jendrišek
9
HofferErwin Hoffer
Goal7
Substitution82
9
JurcoPavol Jurco
Yellow Card87
5
HohenederNiklas Hoheneder
1
KamenárLuboš Kamenár (GK)
8
JunuzovicZlatko Junuzovic
Yellow Card90+3
7
KuckaJuraj Kucka
Yellow Card42
Red Card89
11
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
4
J. MasloJán Maslo
4
MadlMichael Madl
17
PekaríkPeter Pekarík (C)
1
OlejnikRobert Olejnik (GK)
6
PilarPavol Pilar
Substitution66
6
M. ReiterMario Reiter
3
TóthMartin Tóth
7
SaurerChristoph Saurer
Substitution78
11
P. MasloPeter Maslo
10
StankovićMarko Stanković (C)
Yellow Card79
Substitution90+2
5
ČikošErik Čikoš
Substitution83

Substitutes

17
HackmairPeter Hackmair
Substitution90+2
14
DzoganLukas Dzogan
21
KuruBartolomej Kuru (GK)
13
PiroskaJuraj Piroska
Substitution66
19
OkotieRubin Okotie
Substitution82
Yellow Card85
12
HroššoLukáš Hroššo (GK)
16
SonnleitnerMario Sonnleitner
Substitution78
2
JanekIvan Janek
18
SulimaniEmin Sulimani
18
StochMiroslav Stoch
Substitution55
15
TothDaniel Toth
15
JaničLukáš Janič
Substitution83
2
SuttnerMarkus Suttner
16
ĎubekTomás Ďubek

Coach

Manfred Zsak (AUT) Jozef Barmoš (SVK)

Referee

Anthony Buttimer (IRL)

Assistant referees

Damien MacGraith (IRL), Kenneth Hennessy (IRL)

Fourth official

Declan Hanney (IRL)

Legend:

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