Skonto Stadions - Riga 15/10/2013 - 20:10CET (21:10 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Latvia - Slovakia
2-2
 

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Latvia battle back to stifle Slovakia

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 23.00CET
Latvia battle back to stifle Slovakia
Marians Pahars' Latvia showed character to produce a fine second-half comeback ©LFF

Renārs Rode's added-time equaliser salvaged a 2-2 draw for Latvia against a Slovakia side who led by two goals at half-time.

No matter the outcome in Riga, neither team could earn a top-two finish in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G and perhaps the freedom helped create an entertaining encounter. Ján Kozak's men got off to a perfect start, finding themselves two up inside 16 minutes. Latvia showed character to battle back, however, and restored pride with their two-goal second-half display. 

Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Slovakia

Slovakia

12Koļinko (GK)23Kozáčik (GK)
2Maksimenko2Pekarík (C)
3Rode
90+2
4Ďurica
4Bulvitis6Švento
5Laizāns
53
9Šesták
62
13Gorkšs (C)13Kóňa
15Lazdiņš
83
14Jakubko
9
56
16Šabala
45+3
47
16Saláta
16
18Fertovs18Jendrišek
19Kovaļovs19Kucka
83
86
22E. Višņakovs
74
85
21Ďuriš

Substitutes

1Vaņins (GK)1Mucha (GK)
23Māliņš (GK)12Dúbravka (GK)
7Kamešs5Piaček
8Žigajevs8Guédé
62
9Verpakovskis
85
11Nemec
10Rakels20Bakoš
56
11Lukjanovs22Pečovský
86
17Zjuzins
53
21Jagodinskis

Coaches

Marians Pahars (LVA) Ján Kozák (SVK)

Referee

Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 12:54 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Latvia
Slovakia

2

Goals scored

2

9

Total attempts

11

4

Attempts on target

2

4

off target

8

2

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

4

0

Offsides

0

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

11

9

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    90+2
    Rode (Latvia) scores!
  • Substitution
    86
    Pečovský (in) - Kucka (out) (Slovakia)
  • Substitution
    85
    Verpakovskis (in) - E. Višņakovs (out) (Latvia)
  • Yellow Card
    83
    Kucka (Slovakia) is booked.

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