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Zreľák, Le Giang combine to secure Slovakia win

Published: Monday 9 September 2013, 21.33CET
Slovakia 1-0 Georgia
The hosts maintained their winning start to Group 3 as Adam Zreľák's 18th-minute strike downed Alexandr Chivadze's side.
by Tomáš Cunčík
from Senec
Zreľák, Le Giang combine to secure Slovakia win
Adam Zreľák wheels away after scoring the only goal ©SFZ

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Published: Monday 9 September 2013, 21.33CET

Zreľák, Le Giang combine to secure Slovakia win

Slovakia 1-0 Georgia
The hosts maintained their winning start to Group 3 as Adam Zreľák's 18th-minute strike downed Alexandr Chivadze's side.

Slovakia remain alongside the Netherlands at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 3 after maintaining their winning start at home to Georgia.

Buoyant after an opening 7-1 success in Luxembourg, the hosts made it six points from two games as Adam Zreľák's early goal was enough to seal victory in Senec. The visitors were unable to respond and face a tricky test to get back to winning ways with the Netherlands their next opponents.

Ivan Schranz was the first to go close for the hosts, driving over from the edge of the area before Zreľák thumped them ahead, thundering in Milan Lalkovič's corner with his head on 18 minutes. Georgia responded as Valeri Kazaishvili powered a shot just wide before Patrik Le Giang's fingertips turned the Georgia No7's next effort over.

Slovakia's keeper needed to be on top form after the break to keep his side ahead, blocking excellently after Giorgi Chanturia had been sent free by Davit Skhirtladze. A final double save from the MŠK Žilina man ensured his side took the points, rushing out to block at the feet of Kazaishvili before sprinting back between the posts to tip over Nika Kvekveskiri's goalbound effort from the follow up.

Last updated: 05/06/15 9.34CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Georgia

Georgia

1
Le GiangPatrik Le Giang (GK)
1
NadiradzeGiorgi Nadiradze (GK)
3
PauschekLukáš Pauschek
2
TvildianiArchil Tvildiani
4
TeixeiraDionatan Teixeira
3
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
Substitution68
5
GyömberNorbert Gyömber
4
UbilavaDavit Ubilava
Yellow Card72
8
ŠkvarkaMichal Škvarka
Yellow Card24
Substitution46
5
KobakhidzeMamuka Kobakhidze
9
LalkovičMilan Lalkovič
Substitution78
7
KazaishviliValeri Kazaishvili
10
PaurJakub Paur
Yellow Card57
Substitution59
8
ParunashviliLasha Parunashvili
11
SchranzIvan Schranz
9
SkhirtladzeDavit Skhirtladze
14
MazáňRóbert Mazáň
10
ChanturiaGiorgi Chanturia
Yellow Card45+2
15
ZreľákAdam Zreľák
Goal18
15
PapavaGiorgi Papava
18
LásikRichard Lásik (C)
16
KvekveskiriNika Kvekveskiri (C)
Yellow Card39

Substitutes

12
MarošiMarko Maroši (GK)
12
MeshvelianiKakhaber Meshveliani (GK)
2
NiňajBranislav Niňaj
6
JigauriJambul Jigauri
Substitution68
6
LobotkaStanislav Lobotka
Substitution46
11
ChapidzeLasha Chapidze
7
OršulaFilip Oršula
14
KatcharavaNika Katcharava
13
MihalíkJaroslav Mihalík
17
GrigalashviliTedore Grigalashvili
16
HrošovskýPatrik Hrošovský
Substitution59
18
GigauriMerab Gigauri
17
MészárosKarol Mészáros
Substitution78
20
Pantsulaia Giorgi Pantsulaia

Coach

Ivan Galád (SVK) Alexandr Chivadze (GEO)

Referee

Alan Mario Sant (MLT)

Assistant referees

Alan Camilleri (MLT), Christopher Francalanza (MLT)

Fourth official

Glen Tonna (MLT)

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