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Belgium comeback stuns Slovakia

Published: Friday 12 October 2007, 22.14CET
Belgium 4-2 Slovakia
Belgium scored four times in the final 22 minutes to complete an outstanding comeback and register their first win in Group 7.
Belgium comeback stuns Slovakia
Tom De Mul played a big part in the comeback ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 12 October 2007, 22.14CET

Belgium comeback stuns Slovakia

Belgium 4-2 Slovakia
Belgium scored four times in the final 22 minutes to complete an outstanding comeback and register their first win in Group 7.

Belgium scored four times in the final 22 minutes to complete an outstanding comeback and register their first win in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 7.

Jendrišek double
The home side, who reached the last four at the finals in the Netherlands in June, had only taken one point from their first two games in qualifying so were desperate to get their campaign back on track. But their hopes appeared to be in tatters when Lukás Opiela struck on 21 minutes and Erik Jendrišek after 56 minutes to give the visitors a two-goal cushion.

Amazing turnaround
Belgium were given a glimmer of hope when Tom De Mul pulled a goal back on 68 minutes and they began to dream of an amazing escape when Anthony Vanden Borre levelled on 74 minutes with a penalty. The superb turnaround was completed with another Vanden Borre strike and a goal from Giuseppe Rossini inside the last four minutes. Belgium go to group leaders Austria, who they trail by three points, on Tuesday while Slovakia, who have two points from three games and sit bottom of the group, host Cyprus.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.15CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Slovakia

Slovakia

10
CordaroAlessandro Cordaro
Substitution61
11
JendrišekErik Jendrišek
Goal55
3
DerijckTimothy Derijck
5
JonášMichal Jonáš
9
Yulu-MatondoJeanvion Yulu-Matondo
9
JurcoPavol Jurco
4
CortjensWouter Cortjens
1
KosickýTomás Kosický (GK)
7
De MulTom De Mul (C)
Goal66
7
KuckaJuraj Kucka
2
GoreuxRéginal Goreux
Yellow Card17
3
MrázPatrik Mráz
Yellow Card73
50
Ma-KalambayYves Ma-Kalambay (GK)
10
OpielaLukás Opiela
Goal21
Substitution86
11
MoiaMassimo Moia
2
PekaríkPeter Pekarík (C)
Substitution82
5
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
Yellow Card31
Substitution39
6
PilarPavol Pilar
Substitution66
6
WitselAxel Witsel
Substitution77
4
TóthMartin Tóth
8
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre
Goal74
Goal86
8
P. MasloPeter Maslo

Substitutes

1
BoeckxFrank Boeckx (GK)
14
DzoganLukas Dzogan
18
LamahRoland Lamah
Substitution39
18
IžvoltMatej Ižvolt
Substitution66
17
PolletDavid Pollet
12
KamenárLuboš Kamenár (GK)
13
Lander Van SteenbruggheLander Van Steenbrugghe
16
MajtánTomáš Majtán
Substitution86
15
SanchezPaco Sanchez
Substitution77
13
LisivkaIvan Lisivka
16
RossiniGiuseppe Rossini
Substitution61
Goal89
15
NemcekJán Nemcek
Substitution82
14
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
17
PiroskaJuraj Piroska

Coach

Jean-François De Sart (BEL) Jozef Barmoš (SVK)

Referee

Vitaliy Godulyan (UKR)

Assistant referees

Igor Bytskalo (UKR), Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR)

Fourth official

Igor Ishchenko (UKR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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