Qualifying round (Group G) - 07/06/2013 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time) - Rheinpark - Vaduz
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Liechtenstein stand firm to damage Slovak hopes

Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 23.30CET
Liechtenstein 1-1 Slovakia
The hosts earned their second draw in a row to damage Stanislav Griga's side's Group G qualification hopes in Vaduz.
by Axel Ruppert
from Vaduz
Liechtenstein stand firm to damage Slovak hopes
Slovakia's Filip Hološko shields the ball from Franz-Josef Vogt of Liechtenstein ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

LiechtensteinSlovakia

Goals scored1
 
1
Total attempts10
 
21
Attempts on target5
 
7
off target3
 
9
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
9
Offsides0
5
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
5
Fouls suffered5
 
10

Standings

Last updated: 25/07/2013 11:48 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 23.30CET

Liechtenstein stand firm to damage Slovak hopes

Liechtenstein 1-1 Slovakia
The hosts earned their second draw in a row to damage Stanislav Griga's side's Group G qualification hopes in Vaduz.

Liechtenstein were 17 minutes away from claiming a first win in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G but nevertheless earned their second draw in a row to prevent Slovakia keeping pace with both Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the summit.

With the top two sides picking up victories, Stanislav Griga's play-off chasers are four points behind the second-placed Greeks, but things could have been much worse after Martin Büchel put the hosts ahead at the Rheinpark. However, Ján Ďurica headed a second-half equaliser to save his country against the section's bottom team, who nevertheless take great pride from a pair of undefeated outings.

With Liechtenstein's key men Martin Stocklasa, Michele Polverino and Franz Burgmeier suspended, Slovakia went into the game confident they could get goals, but it quickly became obvious that would be no easy task. Confident in their approach, René Pauritsch's charges crafted several openings, and on 13 minutes Andreas Christen sent Büchel clear. With a deft shimmy he ghosted past Ďurica and calmly tucked in the opener.

The lead could even have been stretched shortly after the break but Sandro Wieser was denied by goalkeeper Dušan Kuciak and Mathias Christen could not take advantage of the rebound.

Slovakia had offered little in the opening period but improved after the interval, a fluency slowly finding its way into their passing, though Liechtenstein resisted sternly. That stubbornness was finally undone in the 73rd minute as Miroslav Stoch sent a free-kick into the area which his central defender nodded into the net.

A late flurry of visiting attempts was repelled by home custodian Peter Jehle, meaning Slovakia have a tough task to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, with a trip to free-scoring group leaders Bosnia and Herzegovina next on 6 September – when they must also hope Liechtenstein can do them a favour against Greece.

Last updated: 08/06/13 0.27CET

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Lineup

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Slovakia

Slovakia

1Peter Jehle (GK)23Dušan Kuciak (GK)
3Yves Oehri4Ján Ďurica
Goal73
4Daniel Kaufmann6Richard Lásik
Substitution24
5Ivan Quintans7Marián Čišovský
7David Hasler9Miroslav Stoch
10Mario Frick (C)
Substitution24
10Marek Sapara
13Martin Büchel
Goal13
13Filip Hološko
Substitution70
14Andreas Christen
Yellow Card16
15Tomáš Hubočan
Substitution46
18Nicolas Hasler
Yellow Card85
17Marek Hamšík (C)
19Mathias Christen
Substitution90
18Dušan Švento
20Sandro Wieser
Substitution90+5
20Róbert Mak

Substitutes

16Mario Tichy (GK)1Matúš Putnocký (GK)
12Cengiz Biçer (GK)12Dušan Perniš (GK)
2Lucas Eberle2Lukáš Pauschek
Substitution46
Yellow Card82
8Robin Gubser
Substitution90+5
5Marek Čech
9Thomas Beck
Substitution90
8Viktor Pečovský
15Franz-Josef Vogt
Substitution24
11Marek Bakoš
Substitution70
17Olcay Gür16Tomás Ďubek
Substitution24
21Seyhan Yildiz21Michal Ďuriš
22Burak Eris22Ľubomír Guldan

Coach

René Pauritsch (AUT) Stanislav Griga (SVK)

Referee

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Henrik Andren (SWE), Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Hansson (SWE)

Legend:

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

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