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Zlatkovski hits Swiss hopes

Published: Wednesday 26 March 2008, 2.45CET
F.Y.R. Macedonia 2-1 Switzerland
The hosts gained only their second victory in Group 5 to move above the Swiss into third.

Match statistics

FYROMSwitzerland

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 5: NED / SUI / NOR / MKD / EST

PPts
Netherlands Netherlands515
Norway Norway510
FYROM FYROM68
Switzerland Switzerland57
Estonia Estonia70
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:24 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 26 March 2008, 2.45CET

Zlatkovski hits Swiss hopes

F.Y.R. Macedonia 2-1 Switzerland
The hosts gained only their second victory in Group 5 to move above the Swiss into third.

F.Y.R. Macedonia kept their slim hopes of qualifying for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs alive with a 2-1 home defeat of Switzerland.

First-half goals
The hosts were two goals to the good with a little over half an hour gone in Kumanovo thanks to strikes from Ivan Trickovski and Zoran Zlatkovski. And although Switzerland reduced the arrears three minutes later through Julian Esteban, F.Y.R. Macedonia held on for their second win of Group 5 to move above their opponents into third place with eight points from six matches.

Home pressure
Trickovski put F.Y.R. Macedonia ahead on 12 minutes when he converted Armend Alimi's pass from close range. F.Y.R. Macedonia continued to force their opponents on to the back foot and squandered several chances to increase their lead with Trickovski, Zlatkovski and Alimi all culpable. However their pressure was rewarded on 32 minutes when Zlatkovski latched on to a pass from Aleksandar Angelovski, and was left all alone to double the hosts' lead. 

Holding on
Switzerland hit back within three minutes when Esteban scored from the edge of the penalty area after a free-kick from Almen Abdi caused confusion in the F.Y.R. Macedonia defence. And although Switzerland produced an improved performance after the break, F.Y.R. Macedonia had few problems holding on, much to the disappointment of visiting coach Pierre-André Schürmann. "If you are playing a [UEFA] European Championship qualifier you need to be aggressive, and we were not," he said.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.51CET

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Lineups

FYROM

FYROM

Switzerland

Switzerland

3
CuculiArdian Cuculi
9
EstebanJulian Esteban
Goal37
10
PandevSaško Pandev (C)
Substitution78
6
AbdiAlmen Abdi
Substitution80
1
TofiloskiDarko Tofiloski (GK)
7
F. FeltscherFrank Feltscher
Substitution82
7
ZlatkovskiZoran Zlatkovski
Goal32
Substitution88
1
GonzalezDavid Gonzalez (GK)
8
AlimiArmend Alimi
Yellow Card71
2
LambertChristophe Lambert
4
AngjelovskiAleksandar Angjelovski
3
LustenbergerClaudio Lustenberger
6
DimitrovskiVladimir Dimitrovski
10
ZambrellaFabrizio Zambrella (C)
Yellow Card34
2
GligorovGligor Gligorov
5
FeratiBeg Ferati
5
MojsovDaniel Mojsov
11
LustenbergerFabian Lustenberger
Substitution53
9
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
Goal12
4
BaumannPatrik Baumann
11
B. IbraimiBesart Ibraimi
Yellow Card29
Substitution69
8
DzemailiBlerim Dzemaili

Substitutes

17
GeorgievskiDaniel Georgievski
15
BarmettlerHeinz Barmettler
15
SimovskiDusan Simovski
Substitution88
12
DjukicDragan Djukic (GK)
18
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
13
ElmerJonas Elmer
16
StojkovDragan Stojkov
Substitution69
16
UralMurat Ural
Substitution53
13
GlavevskiBlagojcz Glavevski
14
AndristStephan Andrist
Substitution82
14
ČurlinovCvetan Čurlinov
Substitution78
17
HochstrasserXavier Hochstrasser
12
NaumovskiKristijan Naumovski (GK)
19
StockerValentin Stocker
Substitution80

Coach

Mirsad Jonuz (MKD) Pierre-André Schürmann (SUI)

Referee

Hubert Siejewicz (POL)

Assistant referees

Konrad Sapela (POL), Radosław Siejka (POL)

Fourth official

Robert Malek (POL)

Legend:

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