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Cyprus climb courtesy of win in Belarus

Published: Wednesday 15 August 2012, 19.45CET
Belarus 0-3 Cyprus
The hosts had two players sent off in the closing stages, by which point they were three goals down, as Cyprus moved into third place in Group 1.
by Denis Orlov
from Dinamo-Juni Stadium
Cyprus climb courtesy of win in Belarus
Cyprus's Nikos Englezou scores the opening goal ©Pressball

Match statistics

BelarusCyprus

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners7
 
5
Fouls committed20
 
14
Yellow cards6
 
2
Red Cards2
 
0

Standings

Published: Wednesday 15 August 2012, 19.45CET

Cyprus climb courtesy of win in Belarus

Belarus 0-3 Cyprus
The hosts had two players sent off in the closing stages, by which point they were three goals down, as Cyprus moved into third place in Group 1.

Cyprus shot up to third in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1, winning 3-0 against nine-man Belarus in Minsk to avenge a 3-1 reverse in the corresponding home fixture last October.

Belarus went close through Anton Saroka early on, but Nicos Englezou exploited a mix-up in the home side's defence to give Cyprus a 13th-minute lead, and they had the better of the chances from then on. Nestor Mytidis had twice gone close before putting his side 2-0 up five minutes after the interval, finishing from Pieros Sotiriou's cross.

Things got worse for the home side on 73 minutes when Aleksandr Anyukevich turned Stelious Demetriou's corner past his own goalkeeper, and while substitute Yuri Kovalev passed up an opportunity to reduce the arrears at the other end, Belarus's chance of a comeback was stymied as first Aleksei Gavrilovich (78) and then Saroka (80) were shown red cards in the closing minutes.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.05CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Cyprus

Cyprus

1
SorokoArtem Soroko (GK)
1
IoannouKyriakos Ioannou (GK)
2
GavrilovichAleksei Gavrilovich
Yellow Card60
Red Card78
3
DemetriouStelios Demetriou
4
KrukPavel Kruk
4
EconomouDimitris Economou
7
BykovArtem Bykov
Yellow Card40
6
PerikleousAngelos Perikleous
Substitution79
8
PremudrovKirill Premudrov
8
MytidisNestor Mytidis
Goal50
10
KhvaschinskiVladimir Khvaschinski (C)
Substitution62
13
SotiriouPieros Sotiriou
11
SarokaAnton Saroka
Yellow Card80
Red Card80
14
EfstathiouGiannis Efstathiou
Yellow Card34
13
SavitskiPavel Savitski
15
AntoniadesMarios Antoniades (C)
14
AnyukevichAleksandr Anyukevich
Yellow Card26
Goal73
16
ArtymatasKostakis Artymatas
Yellow Card53
15
SoloveiArtem Solovei
Yellow Card53
Substitution53
18
EnglezouNikos Englezou
Goal13
Substitution85
16
AliseikoDmitri Aliseiko
Substitution46
20
G. FylaktouGerasimos Fylaktou
Substitution71

Substitutes

12
KharitonovichAleksei Kharitonovich (GK)
12
PapadopoulosGeorgios Papadopoulos (GK)
3
RochevNikita Rochev
2
SavvaIoannis Savva
5
KovalevskiDenis Kovalevski
9
PittarasAndreas Pittaras
6
KovalevYuri Kovalev
Substitution53
10
EconomidesGeorgios Economides
Substitution71
9
VergeychikKirill Vergeychik
Substitution46
11
AlkiviadouAndreas Alkiviadou
Substitution85
17
RadzhabovAzam Radzhabov
17
RoushiasOnisiforos Roushias
18
KurlovichVadim Kurlovich
Substitution62
19
CharalampousMarko Charalampous
Substitution79

Coach

Aleksei Vergeenko (BLR) Savvas Paraskevas (CYP)

Referee

Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)

Assistant referees

Matthias Arnet (SUI), Alain Heiniger (SUI)

Fourth official

Ludovic Gremaud (SUI)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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