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Slovakia soar thanks to rising Stoch

Published: Wednesday 14 October 2009, 18.45CET
Cyprus 0-1 Slovakia
The visitors extended their lead at the top of Group 7 with victory away to bottom side Cyprus courtesy of Miroslav Stoch's winner.
by John Leonidou
Slovakia soar thanks to rising Stoch
Miroslav Stoch scored the only goal in Famagusta ©AFP
Published: Wednesday 14 October 2009, 18.45CET

Slovakia soar thanks to rising Stoch

Cyprus 0-1 Slovakia
The visitors extended their lead at the top of Group 7 with victory away to bottom side Cyprus courtesy of Miroslav Stoch's winner.

Slovakia are four points clear at the top of Group 7 after a 1-0 victory away to bottom side Cyprus, maintaining the only unbeaten record in a highly-competitive UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification section.

Stoch winner
Croatia's 3-1 victory over Serbia on Tuesday meant both those sides trailed Slovakia by a solitary point ahead of the game in Famagusta, but a 46th-minute winner from the promising Miroslav Stoch increased the visitors' cushion and condemned Cyprus to a fourth straight defeat in the phase.

Red card
Boris Kitka's side had been in control of the match even before Stoch unleashed a 25-metre drive that sped past Tasos Kissas to settle the contest. Few other chances were created and the home side were reduced to ten men in added time when Kostas Markou picked up a second yellow card for a foul on Martin Baran. Slovakia's ten-point haul has come from four matches with Cyprus seven adrift having played a game more. Croatia and Serbia are four behind the leaders having played three and four fixtures respectively. Croatia provide the next visitors for both Cyprus and Slovakia on 14 and 18 November respectively.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.06CET

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Lineups

Cyprus

Cyprus

Slovakia

Slovakia

1
KissasTasos Kissas (GK) (C)
1
DúbravkaMartin Dúbravka (GK)
2
PanayiotouPanayiotis Panayiotou
2
ČikošErik Čikoš
4
SocratousDemos Socratous
3
JánošíkPeter Jánošík
5
PelentritisKyriakos Pelentritis
Yellow Card29
4
PeciarTomáš Peciar
Yellow Card38
7
MarkouCostas Markou
Yellow Card45+2
Red Card90+3
5
CsehMartin Cseh
8
KatsisAntonis Katsis
6
ProcházkaRoman Procházka
10
ChristofiDimitris Christofi
7
BaranMartin Baran
11
G. FylaktouGerasimos Fylaktou
Substitution61
8
MakRóbert Mak
Substitution59
13
A. CharalambousAngelis Charalambous
Substitution82
9
StochMiroslav Stoch
Yellow Card34
Goal46
15
AntoniadesMarios Antoniades
Substitution84
10
GrendelErik Grendel (C)
Substitution71
16
StavrouAndreas Stavrou
Yellow Card90
11
SylvestrJakub Sylvestr
Substitution90

Substitutes

12
IoannouKyriakos Ioannou (GK)
12
ĎurčoJán Ďurčo (GK)
6
SielisValentinos Sielis
13
JarabicaMarián Jarabica
9
PantosStamatis Pantos
Substitution61
14
HovancikJuraj Hovancik
14
EconomidesGeorgios Economides
Substitution82
15
PichRóbert Pich
18
DemetriouIoannis Demetriou
16
GergelRoman Gergel
Substitution59
19
DrakosHarris Drakos
17
KuzmaMarek Kuzma
Substitution71
20
KyprianouAndreas Kyprianou
Substitution84
18
LačnýMiloš Lačný
Substitution90

Coach

Savvas Paraskevas (CYP) Boris Kitka (SVK)

Referee

Menashe Masiah (ISR)

Assistant referees

Shabtai Nahmias (ISR), Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)

Fourth official

Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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