Štadión MŠK Žilina - Zilina 22/03/2013 - 20:10CET (20:10 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Slovakia - Lithuania
1-1
 

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Zilina curse strikes as Lithuania hold Slovakia

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 22.57CET
Slovakia 1-1 Lithuania
Slovakia twice hit the woodwork after cancelling out Darvydas Šernas's goal as they endured a sixth game without a win at the Štadión pod Dubňom.
by Rastislav Hribik
Zilina curse strikes as Lithuania hold Slovakia
Slovakia playmaker Marek Hamšík vies with Lithuania's Mindaugas Panka ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Slovakia
Lithuania

1

Goals scored

1

22

Total attempts

9

6

Attempts on target

3

12

off target

4

0

blocked

0

2

against woodwork

0

10

Corners

2

5

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

25

Fouls committed

15

15

Fouls suffered

24

Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Lithuania

Lithuania

23Kuciak (GK)1Karčemarskas (GK)
46
3Škrtel (C)
38
2Šemberas (C)
18
4Ďurica4Kijanskas
54
8Pečovský
70
5Mikuckis
10Sapara8E. Česnauskis
14Jakubko
40
84
9Matulevičius
15Hubočan10Šernas
19
40
90
17Hamšík13Mikoliūnas
18Švento14Ivaškevičius
19Kucka17Kalonas
69
20Mak
64
18Panka
14

Substitutes

1Putnocký (GK)21Arlauskis (GK)
46
12Perniš (GK)12Šetkus (GK)
2Pauschek3Andriuškevičius
5Čech6Palionis
6Lásik7D. Česnauskis
7Čišovský11Labukas
11Bakoš
70
15Černych
13Hološko16Lukša
90
21Ďuriš
64
19Novikovas
69
22Guldan20Pilibaitis
22Freidgeimas
23Dapkus

Coaches

Stanislav Griga (SVK) Csaba László (HUN)

Referee

Michael Oliver (ENG)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 22:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 22.57CET

Zilina curse strikes as Lithuania hold Slovakia

Slovakia 1-1 Lithuania
Slovakia twice hit the woodwork after cancelling out Darvydas Šernas's goal as they endured a sixth game without a win at the Štadión pod Dubňom.

The curse of Zilina continues for Slovakia as they lost further ground on Group G leaders Bosnia and Herzegovina despite coming from behind to earn a point against Lithuania.

Slovakia had managed a solitary draw in five previous games at the Štadión pod Dubňom and any hope of breaking the spell dwindled when Darvydas Šernas broke the deadlock against the run of play on 19 minutes. Martin Jakubko restored parity before half-time, though, and the home team piled on the pressure, twice hitting the woodwork, to no avail. The end result was nevertheless as it was when these sides met in Vilnius in September: 1-1.

It was a scoreline that suited neither team's FIFA World Cup aspirations. Slovakia began with particular purpose, forcing Lithuania goalkeeper Žydrunas Karčemarskas into early action. The visitors rolled the blows before Šernas delivered the sucker punch from the edge of the area. The home team regrouped, and while Marek Hamšík squandered a great chance Jakubko would not do the same five minutes before the interval, acrobatically finding the net.

It set up a breathless second half as Róbert Mak, on his competitive debut, wasted two chances for Slovakia and Marek Sapara's free-kick struck the crossbar. Juraj Kucka volleyed against the upright and Martin Škrtel's header was saved and Lithuania almost stole the points at the death; Šernas fired just wide.

Last updated: 08/05/14 6.10CET

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