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Slovakia make most of 'lucky goal'

Published: Wednesday 9 September 2009, 18.40CET
Slovakia 1-0 Cyprus
Jakub Sylvestr capitalised on a goalkeeping error from Cyprus No1 Tasos Kissas to earn Slovakia their second victory in five days.
by Rastislav Hribik
from Bratislava
Slovakia make most of 'lucky goal'
Cyprus defender Kyriakos Pelentritis (right) challenges goalscorer Jakub Sylvetr ©SITA
Published: Wednesday 9 September 2009, 18.40CET

Slovakia make most of 'lucky goal'

Slovakia 1-0 Cyprus
Jakub Sylvestr capitalised on a goalkeeping error from Cyprus No1 Tasos Kissas to earn Slovakia their second victory in five days.

Jakub Sylvestr capitalised on a goalkeeping error from Cyprus No1 Tasos Kissas to earn Slovakia their second victory in five days, enough to propel them to the Group 7 summit.

'Lucky goal'
Sylvestr had been guilty of wasting two good chances in the first half but when Kissas failed to gather Peter Janošík's centre midway through the second period the ŠK Slovan Bratislava forward had the simplest of headers to make it 1-0. "I have never scored such a lucky goal," he said, though it did not matter to the 2,500 fans in Senica as Boris Kitka's side made it seven points from three UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers, six in their last two following Saturday's win in Serbia.

Missed chances
"If somebody had told me a week ago we'd have six points from these two matches I would not have believed them," said Kitka, though he is not entirely happy. "The first half was poor, we were lacking movement in midfield and though we were better after the break we needed a goalkeeping mistake to earn the points." Had Sylvestr made the most of two chances at the end of the first half they may not have needed it, the No9 also denied by Kissas eight minutes from time. His ability to get in the right place at the right time was, however, rewarded.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.11CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Cyprus

Cyprus

1
DúbravkaMartin Dúbravka (GK)
1
KissasTasos Kissas (GK) (C)
2
ČikošErik Čikoš
Yellow Card34
2
PanayiotouPanayiotis Panayiotou
3
JánošíkPeter Jánošík
3
A. CharalambousAngelis Charalambous
Yellow Card22
Substitution88
4
JarabicaMarián Jarabica
5
PelentritisKyriakos Pelentritis
5
JuharMartin Juhar
6
PitsillosPantelis Pitsillos
6
BaranMartin Baran
7
MarkouCostas Markou
Yellow Card31
7
KuzmaMarek Kuzma
Substitution81
8
KatsisAntonis Katsis
Substitution73
8
GergelRoman Gergel
Yellow Card71
14
StavrouAndreas Stavrou
9
SylvestrJakub Sylvestr
Goal68
15
AntoniadesMarios Antoniades
10
GrendelErik Grendel (C)
Yellow Card21
Substitution90
16
KyriakouKyriakos Kyriakou
Yellow Card80
11
LačnýMiloš Lačný
Substitution46
20
TofasGeorgios Tofas
Substitution53

Substitutes

12
ChudýMartin Chudý (GK)
12
ConstandinouGavriel Constandinou (GK)
13
KatonaPeter Katona
4
ZarnasKostantinos Zarnas
14
CsehMartin Cseh
9
XenofontosChristos Xenofontos
Substitution73
15
DobiasTimon Dobias
10
TsiaklisAggelos Tsiaklis
Substitution88
16
ProcházkaRoman Procházka
Substitution46
13
PittarasAndreas Pittaras
Substitution53
17
SkutkaDavid Skutka
Substitution90
17
EfthymiouChristos Efthymiou
18
MakRóbert Mak
Substitution81
19
PierakisKastanas Pierakis

Coach

Boris Kitka (SVK) Savvas Paraskevas (CYP)

Referee

Anthony Buttimer (IRL)

Assistant referees

David Wogan (IRL), Allen Lynch (IRL)

Fourth official

Padraig Sutton (IRL)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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