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Duda spares Slovakia a Scotland loss

Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 22.45CET
Slovakia 1-1 Scotland
Ondrej Duda equalised late on to ensure Slovakia have everything still to play for in their final Group 3 game, against the Netherlands.
by Tomáš Čunčík
from National Training Centre
Duda spares Slovakia a Scotland loss
Slovakia could yet finish top of Group 3 ©SFZ
Published: Thursday 4 September 2014, 22.45CET

Duda spares Slovakia a Scotland loss

Slovakia 1-1 Scotland
Ondrej Duda equalised late on to ensure Slovakia have everything still to play for in their final Group 3 game, against the Netherlands.

Slovakia struck late to earn a 1-1 draw against Scotland, with a Dutch defeat earlier having given them a chance to finish top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 3.

The Netherlands' surprise 1-0 loss at home against Georgia gave Slovakia the chance to draw level with the Jong Oranje on 16 points, but Scotland proved to be tough customers. Ryan Fraser gave the visitors the lead on 67 minutes but the ever-menacing Ondrej Duda snatched a draw in the last minute, weaving into the area before producing a low finish.

Legia Warszawa playmaker Duda was at the heart of much of Slovakia's good work though it was Branislav Ňinaj who had the best chance of the first half, Jordan Archer saving his header from Patrik Hrošovský's cross. Misses early in the second period, however, looked set to be costly after Fraser connected with Lewis McLeod's well-timed through ball to beat Dobrivoj Rusov.

Duda took the fight to the Scots, though, and was twice denied by Archer before finding the target. Slovakia now trail the Netherlands by two points, but will finish top of the section if they beat Adrie Koster's side away from home on Monday. Slovakia coach Ivan Galád said: "We have 14 points. We expected to have more, but we still have a chance and we will fight for it in the Netherlands."

Last updated: 04/06/15 4.29CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Scotland

Scotland

12
RusovDobrivoj Rusov (GK)
1
ArcherJordan Archer (GK)
2
NiňajBranislav Niňaj
2
JackRyan Jack (C)
3
PauschekLukáš Pauschek
3
McgheeJordan Mcghee
4
TeixeiraDionatan Teixeira
Substitution72
4
FindlayStuart Findlay
11
SchranzIvan Schranz
5
RobertsonClark Robertson
Substitution26
15
ZreľákAdam Zreľák
6
SlaterCraig Slater
16
HrošovskýPatrik Hrošovský
7
McginnJohn Mcginn
18
LásikRichard Lásik (C)
Substitution83
8
MacleodLewis Macleod
19
RusnákAlbert Rusnák
Substitution66
9
C. MartinChris Martin
21
HudákDávid Hudák
10
GauldRyan Gauld
Yellow Card50
Substitution88
22
DudaOndrej Duda
Goal90
11
FraserRyan Fraser
Goal67
Substitution82

Substitutes

1
Le GiangPatrik Le Giang (GK)
12
HamiltonJack Hamilton (GK)
5
LobotkaStanislav Lobotka
Substitution83
14
FraserMarcus Fraser
Substitution88
6
MalecTomáš Malec
Substitution72
16
HendrieStephen Hendrie
Substitution26
7
MészárosKarol Mészáros
Substitution66
17
McKenzieRory McKenzie
Substitution82
9
MihalíkJaroslav Mihalík
18
NicholsonSamuel Nicholson
10
PaurJakub Paur
19
ChristieRyan Christie
14
MazáňRóbert Mazáň
20
McManusDeclan McManus

Coach

Ivan Galád (SVK) Billy Stark (SCO)

Referee

Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR)

Assistant referees

Olexiy Andreyev (UKR), Igor Al'okhin (UKR)

Fourth official

Sergii Lysenchuk (UKR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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