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Slovakia stun France to end winning run

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 21.48CET
Slovakia 2-1 France
Ivan Galád's charges became the first team this campaign to take a point off already-qualified France with an impressive comeback in Senec.
by Tomáš Čunčík
from National Training Centre
Slovakia stun France to end winning run
Róbert Mak set up Slovakia's equaliser ©SFZ
Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 21.48CET

Slovakia stun France to end winning run

Slovakia 2-1 France
Ivan Galád's charges became the first team this campaign to take a point off already-qualified France with an impressive comeback in Senec.

Slovakia came from behind to end France's 100% record in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9, a victory which keeps Ivan Galád's side in the mix to secure a play-off berth.

Section winners France, who started the match 12 points ahead of their opponents, were on course to end their campaign with a perfect eight victories when Real Madrid CF defender Raphaël Varane headed in Rémi Cabella's fourth-minute corner.

France conceded their first goal of the campaign on 21 minutes, Adam Žilák cutely turning in Róbert Mak's left-wing cross. They nearly leaked a second before half-time, Žilák bringing the best out of Ali Ahamada having dribbled through the visitors' defence.

After goalkeeper Michal Šulla prevented Alexandre Lacazette from restoring France's lead, Slovakia went ahead on 67 minutes. Martin Mikovič tested Ahamada with a fierce shot, the rebound falling kindly to Filip Oršula for a simple finish. France's frustration was compounded when Francis Coquelin was shown a straight red card with a quarter of an hour remaining.

Slovakia host Kazakhstan on Monday in their final qualifier, knowing another victory will assure them of runners-up spot ahead of third-placed Romania, who face Latvia the same night. 

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.19CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2013/matches/round=2000192/match=2006964/postmatch/report/index.html#slovakia+france+record

Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

France

France

1
ŠullaMichal Šulla (GK)
1
AhamadaAli Ahamada (GK)
5
GyömberNorbert Gyömber
2
CorchiaSébastien Corchia (C)
6
KissFilip Kiss (C)
3
HaïdaraMassadio Haïdara
Yellow Card90+2
8
ŠtetinaLukáš Štetina
4
VaraneRaphaël Varane
Goal4
10
MakRóbert Mak
5
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
Yellow Card90+1
11
MikovičMartin Mikovič
Substitution87
6
GuilavoguiJoshua Guilavogui
Yellow Card34
Substitution46
16
KolčákKristián Kolčák
Yellow Card76
7
CabellaRémy Cabella
18
LásikRichard Lásik
Yellow Card24
Substitution54
8
CoquelinFrancis Coquelin
Red Card75
19
ČonkaMatúš Čonka
9
LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette
Substitution65
20
ŽilákAdam Žilák
Goal21
Yellow Card73
10
GrenierClément Grenier
Substitution73
22
PovažanecJakub Považanec
Substitution84
11
GriezmannAntoine Griezmann

Substitutes

12
Le GiangPatrik Le Giang (GK)
16
DelleJoris Delle (GK)
2
KolmokovMarián Kolmokov
12
NeryLoris Nery
3
HlinkaMarek Hlinka
Substitution84
13
StambouliBenjamin Stambouli
Substitution46
13
ŠimonekArnold Šimonek
Substitution87
Yellow Card90+1
14
PajotVincent Pajot
14
OršulaFilip Oršula
Substitution54
Goal67
15
SaivetHenri Saivet
17
KarašKamil Karaš
17
Ben YedderWissam Ben Yedder
Substitution73
21
PraznovskyOliver Praznovsky
18
RivièreEmmanuel Rivière
Substitution65

Coach

Ivan Galád (SVK) Erick Mombaerts (FRA)

Referee

Steven McLean (SCO)

Assistant referees

Graham Chambers (SCO), Martin Cryans (SCO)

Fourth official

Mike Tumilty (SCO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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