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Last-gasp Podlogar rescues Slovenia

Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 21.53CET
Slovenia 2-1 Malta
Substitute Matej Podlogar scored four minutes into added time to steal victory for Slovenia and stretch their lead at the top of qualifying Group 2.
by Rok Šinkovc
Last-gasp Podlogar rescues Slovenia
Dejan Lazarevič put Slovenia ahead in the first half in Lendava ©Grega Wernig
Published: Friday 1 June 2012, 21.53CET

Last-gasp Podlogar rescues Slovenia

Slovenia 2-1 Malta
Substitute Matej Podlogar scored four minutes into added time to steal victory for Slovenia and stretch their lead at the top of qualifying Group 2.

Matej Podlogar came off the bench against Malta to score four minutes into added time and move Slovenia three points clear at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2.

When Terence Vella equalised for the visitors with 13 minutes left Slovenia's hopes of a fourth win in five outings were in the balance. However, after entering the fray not long after that goal, Podlogar showed his striking instinct, pouncing on a loose ball in the penalty box and scoring from five metres.

The early exchanges had gone as expected, with Dejan Lazarevič putting Slovenia ahead from Boban Jovič's perfectly-weighted pass. The home side were handed a warning on 52 minutes when Vella forced Jan Oblak into service, but they failed to heed the threat and the forward levelled as 90 minutes approached. Slovenia were not to be denied, however, as Podlogar proved.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.22CET

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Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Malta

Malta

1
OblakJan Oblak (GK)
1
SultanaSteve Sultana (GK)
2
JovičBoban Jovič
2
BajadaJonathan Bajada
Substitution52
4
M. MevljaMiha Mevlja
4
Z. MuscatZach Muscat
Yellow Card90+3
5
MitrovičNemanja Mitrovič
5
BugejaOwen Bugeja
6
MaruškoMatic Maruško
6
R. MuscatRowen Muscat
Substitution83
7
KamplKevin Kampl
8
ScerriMark Scerri (C)
Yellow Card28
8
RepRajko Rep (C)
Yellow Card82
9
VellaTerence Vella
Goal77
10
LazarevičDejan Lazarevič
Goal32
13
CamilleriYessous Camilleri
11
JeleničEnej Jelenič
Substitution80
15
KristensenBjorn Kristensen
13
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
16
GauciMatthew Gauci
19
BerićRobert Berić
Substitution69
18
SciclunaRyan Scicluna
Substitution67

Substitutes

12
DžafićElvis Džafić (GK)
12
BalzanDaniel Balzan (GK)
3
RešekMitja Rešek
3
MartinelliLuca Martinelli
9
ČrnčičLeon Črnčič
Substitution69
7
L. GrechLeighton Grech
Substitution52
14
Delamea-MlinarAntonio Delamea-Mlinar
11
J. FarrugiaJean Paul Farrugia
16
BožičBlaž Božič
14
C. BorgClyde Borg
17
BoharDamjan Bohar
17
CaruanaTristan Caruana
Substitution83
18
PodlogarMatej Podlogar
Substitution80
Goal90+4
23
S. PisaniStephen Pisani
Substitution67
Yellow Card90+4

Coach

Tomaž Kavčič (SVN) Raymond Farrugia (MLT)

Referee

Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Ventsislav Gavrilov (BUL), Veselin Dobriyanov (BUL)

Fourth official

Nikola Popov (BUL)

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