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Piroška keeps Slovakia in hunt

Published: Friday 16 November 2007, 13.07CET
Cyprus 1-2 Slovakia Juraj Piroška's second-half strike in Paralimni ensured visitors Slovakia remain in contention for qualification from Group 7.
by John Leonidou
Published: Friday 16 November 2007, 13.07CET

Piroška keeps Slovakia in hunt

Cyprus 1-2 Slovakia Juraj Piroška's second-half strike in Paralimni ensured visitors Slovakia remain in contention for qualification from Group 7.

Slovakia remain in contention for qualification from UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7 after beating Cyprus 2-1 in Paralimni.

Ahead
Slovakia won the reverse 4-1 in October thanks to three late goals, and a strike from Juraj Piroška with 19 minutes to play gave them back-to-back triumphs after Cyprus' Andreas Avraam had cancelled out Peter Pekarík's earlier effort. The visitors appeared to be cruising when Pekarík had put them ahead just before the half-hour mark but Cyprus drew level seconds before half-time when Dimitris Christofi, who plays his football in Paralimni for Enosis Neon Paralimniou FC, saw his header rebound off the woodwork and strike partner Avraam tapped in.

Piroška winner
Slovakia resumed control in the second period and their persistence paid off when Piroška restored their lead. Jozef Barmoš' side held on and the win takes Slovakia to eight points from five games, leaving them second behind Austria prior to their match at home to Belgium later on. Cyprus sit fourth with three points from four matches.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.10CET

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Lineups

Cyprus

Cyprus

Slovakia

Slovakia

1
AsprogenisNikolas Asprogenis (GK)
8
IžvoltMatej Ižvolt
Substitution70
17
AvraamAndreas Avraam
Goal45+1
11
JendrišekErik Jendrišek
9
ChristofiDimitris Christofi
9
JurcoPavol Jurco
Substitution90+1
16
DimitriouMichalis Dimitriou
Substitution85
1
KamenárLuboš Kamenár (GK)
2
IoannouOrthodoxos Ioannou
7
KuckaJuraj Kucka (C)
18
MichailMichalis Michail
Substitution75
5
J. MasloJán Maslo
6
PanagiGeorgios Panagi (C)
3
MrázPatrik Mráz
14
ShelisGeorgios Shelis
10
OpielaLukás Opiela
7
VattisIlias Vattis
Substitution69
2
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
Goal30
8
KyriakouDimitris Kyriakou
6
PilarPavol Pilar
Yellow Card32
15
MichailApostolakis Michail
Yellow Card44
4
TóthMartin Tóth
Substitution46

Substitutes

4
DimitriouAlexandros Dimitriou
14
DzoganLukas Dzogan
Substitution46
12
HadjifrangiskouEvagoras Hadjifrangiskou
15
HlohovskiFilip Hlohovski
5
KatsiarisTheodoros Katsiaris
12
KosickýTomás Kosický (GK)
11
PanagiotouFeidias Panagiotou
Substitution85
13
LisivkaIvan Lisivka
13
AristidouMenelaos Aristidou
Substitution69
18
P. MasloPeter Maslo
Substitution90+1
19
PikramenouSavvas Pikramenou
Substitution75
17
PiroskaJuraj Piroska
Substitution70
Goal72
20
CharalampousKyriakos Charalampous
16
NosekMartin Nosek

Coach

Antros Kouloumbris (CYP) Jozef Barmoš (SVK)

Referee

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

Assistant referees

Viachaslau Bykov (BLR), Stanislav Savitski (BLR)

Fourth official

Valeri Velichko (BLR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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