Stadion Ljudski vrt - Maribor 12/10/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Slovenia - Cyprus
2-1
 

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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

Slovenia
Cyprus

2

Goals scored

1

20

Total attempts

6

8

Attempts on target

2

6

off target

2

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

14

Corners

3

0

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

2

1

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

18

17

Fouls suffered

7

Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Cyprus

Cyprus

1Handanovič (GK) (C)12Kissas (GK)
2Brečko3E. Charalambous
4Šuler4Christou
5Cesar
9
89
6Angeli
8Kurtič
56
9Christofi
13Jokić10Charalambides
79
14Dedič
68
11Konstantinou (C)
64
17Kirm14Maragkos
43
46
18Radosavljevič
90+1
15Demetriou
19Iličić
84
16Sielis
33
23Matavž
38
61
18Dobrašinović

Substitutes

12J. Handanovič (GK)1Giorgallides (GK)
21Oblak (GK)2Antoniades
3Kelhar5Parpas
6Kampl
68
7Aloneftis
79
83
7Šišić13Vasiliou
9Berič17Efrem
64
10Čavuševič19Mytidis
11Cvijanovič
84
20Artymatas
46
15Andraž Struna21Sotiriou
16Maroh
90+1
22Mastrou (GK)
20Pečnik
22Mertelj

Coaches

Slaviša Stojanovic (SVN) Nikos Nioplias (GRE)

Referee

Ivan Kružliak (SVK)

Press kits

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
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: 08/05/14 7.35CET

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