Qualifying round (Group E) - 12/10/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time) - Stadion Ljudski vrt - Maribor
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Slovenia off the mark with slender Cyprus win

Published: Saturday 13 October 2012, 0.10CET
Slovenia 2-1 Cyprus
A goal in each half from Tim Matavž secured Slaviša Stojanovič's side, who had Boštjan Cesar sent off late on, their first points in Group E.
by Rok Šinkovc
Slovenia off the mark with slender Cyprus win
Valentinos Sielis (left) vies with Slovenia's Zlatko Dedič ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

SloveniaCyprus

Goals scored2
 
1
Total attempts20
 
6
Attempts on target8
 
2
off target6
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners14
 
3
Offsides0
1
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
18
Fouls suffered17
 
7

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 19:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Saturday 13 October 2012, 0.10CET

Slovenia off the mark with slender Cyprus win

Slovenia 2-1 Cyprus
A goal in each half from Tim Matavž secured Slaviša Stojanovič's side, who had Boštjan Cesar sent off late on, their first points in Group E.

Slovenia registered their first points in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group E by overcoming Cyprus thanks to a double from Tim Matavž.

The PSV Eindhoven striker's first international goals in 11 months had set Slaviša Stojanovič's team on course for what seemed a straightforward victory in Maribor. Stathis Aloneftis set nerves jangling when he replied in the 83rd minute, but the hosts held on, despite the late dismissal of defender Boštjan Cesar.

Matavž's opener, a shot on the turn, came seven minutes before half-time following a pass from Zlatko Dedić. He doubled his and Slovenia's tally just after the hour with a precise left-footed finish past Tasos Kissas.

Substitute Aloneftis halved Cyprus's arrears with a shot beyond Samir Handanovič, who then had to be alert to keep out Dimitris Christofi's powerful shot and prevent the visitors earning an unlikely point.

Cesar's 89th-minute red card − shown for a second bookable offence, a foul on George Efrem – rules him out of his side's encounter with Albania on Tuesday.

Last updated: 13/10/12 0.22CET

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Lineup

Slovenia

Slovenia

Cyprus

Cyprus

1Samir Handanovič (GK) (C)12Tasos Kissas (GK)
2Mišo Brečko3Elias Charalambous
4Marko Šuler4Paraskevas Christou
5Boštjan Cesar
Yellow Card9
Red Card89
6Angelis Charalambous
8Jasmin Kurtič
Yellow Card56
9Dimitris Christofi
13Bojan Jokić10Constantinos Charalambides
Substitution79
14Zlatko Dedič
Substitution68
11Michalis Konstantinou (C)
Substitution64
17Andraž Kirm14Christakis Maragkos
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
18Aleksandar Radosavljevič
Substitution90+1
15Jason Demetriou
19Josip Iličić
Substitution84
16Valentinos Sielis
Yellow Card33
23Tim Matavž
Goal38
Goal61
18Siniša Dobrašinović

Substitutes

12Jasmin Handanovič (GK)1Antonis Giorgallides (GK)
21Jan Oblak (GK)2Marios Antoniades
3Dejan Kelhar5Stelios Parpas
6Kevin Kampl
Substitution68
7Stathis Aloneftis
Substitution79
Goal83
7Mirnes Šišić13Andreas Vasiliou
9Robert Berič17George Efrem
Substitution64
10Džengis Čavuševič19Nestor Mytidis
11Goran Cvijanovič
Substitution84
20Kostakis Artymatas
Substitution46
15Andraž Struna21Pieros Sotiriou
16Dominic Maroh
Substitution90+1
22Christakis Mastrou (GK)
20Nejc Pečnik
22Aleš Mertelj

Coach

Slaviša Stojanovic (SVN) Nikos Nioplias (GRE)

Referee

Ivan Kružliak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Radomir Sluk (SVK), Erik Weiss (SVK)

Fourth official

Peter Kralović (SVK)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Slovenia

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Albania, 16 October 2012, 1-0
  • Cyprus

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Norway, 16 October 2012, 1-3
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