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Jurčo treble fires up Slovakia

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2007, 2.45CET
Slovakia 4-1 Cyprus
MFK Košice forward Pavol Jurčo hit a hat-trick to help Slovakia to their first vicory in Group 7.
by Rastislav Hribik
Published: Tuesday 16 October 2007, 2.45CET

Jurčo treble fires up Slovakia

Slovakia 4-1 Cyprus
MFK Košice forward Pavol Jurčo hit a hat-trick to help Slovakia to their first vicory in Group 7.

MFK Košice forward Pavol Jurčo hit a hat-trick to help Slovakia to their first victory in Group 7 in qualifying for the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Majtán dismissed
The victory in Senec was all the more impressive given the fact the home side had to play for over an hour with ten men following the dismissal of forward Tomáš Majtán in the 25th minute. All the goals came after the break with Jurčo opening the scoring on 58 minutes. Menelaos Aristidou levelled from a corner for Cyprus with 18 minutes to play before Slovakia struck three times late on to claim victory.

Crushing finish
Jurčo put Slovakia, who had lost 4-2 to Belgium last Friday, back in front when he rounded the goalkeeper and shot into the empty net with seven minutes remaining and three minutes later he completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot. FC Artmedia Petržalka forward Juraj Piroška added the fourth late on with a fine solo effort. A disappointing night for Cyprus was compounded in the final minute when Adamos Efstathiou was sent off.

Slovakia second
"Majtán's dismissal actually helped us," Slovakia coach Jozef Barmoš said. "After that we concentrated on counterattacks and were able to win." The result takes Slovakia up to second in Group 7 after four matches, three points behind leaders Austria. Cyprus in fourth have three points from three games.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.14CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Cyprus

Cyprus

11
JendrišekErik Jendrišek
1
AsprogenisNikolas Asprogenis (GK)
5
JonášMichal Jonáš
Yellow Card83
17
AvraamAndreas Avraam
9
JurcoPavol Jurco
Goal59
Goal82
Goal86
Substitution90+2
4
DimitriouAlexandros Dimitriou
1
KosickýTomás Kosický (GK)
16
DimitriouMichalis Dimitriou
Substitution61
7
KuckaJuraj Kucka
Yellow Card77
11
EfstathiouAdamos Efstathiou
Yellow Card40
Red Card89
8
MajtánTomáš Majtán
Red Card26
2
IoannouOrthodoxos Ioannou
3
MrázPatrik Mráz
5
KatsiarisTheodoros Katsiaris
10
OpielaLukás Opiela
Substitution90+3
6
PanagiGeorgios Panagi (C)
2
PekaríkPeter Pekarík (C)
10
PavlouKyriakos Pavlou
Yellow Card53
Substitution69
6
PilarPavol Pilar
Substitution79
7
VattisIlias Vattis
4
TóthMartin Tóth
8
KyriakouDimitris Kyriakou
Substitution80

Substitutes

14
DzoganLukas Dzogan
Substitution90+3
9
ChristofiDimitris Christofi
Substitution61
18
IžvoltMatej Ižvolt
3
DemetriouYiannis Demetriou
12
KamenárLuboš Kamenár (GK)
12
HadjifrangiskouEvagoras Hadjifrangiskou
13
LisivkaIvan Lisivka
18
MichailMichalis Michail
16
P. MasloPeter Maslo
Substitution90+2
14
ShelisGeorgios Shelis
Substitution80
17
PiroskaJuraj Piroska
Substitution79
Goal89
13
AristidouMenelaos Aristidou
Substitution69
Goal73
15
NemcekJán Nemcek
19
CharalampousKyriakos Charalampous

Coach

Jozef Barmoš (SVK) Antros Kouloumbris (CYP)

Referee

Sinisa Zrnic (BIH)

Assistant referees

Mato Stanic (BIH), Edin Selimovic (BIH)

Fourth official

Emir Alecković (BIH)

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