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

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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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

Lithuania

Lithuania

23Dušan Kuciak (GK)1Žydrūnas Karčemarskas (GK)
Substitution46
3Martin Škrtel (C)
Yellow Card38
2Deividas Šemberas (C)
Yellow Card18
4Ján Ďurica4Tadas Kijanskas
Yellow Card54
8Viktor Pečovský
Substitution70
5Tomas Mikuckis
10Marek Sapara8Edgaras Česnauskis
14Martin Jakubko
Goal40
Yellow Card84
9Deivydas Matulevičius
15Tomáš Hubočan10Darvydas Šernas
Goal19
Yellow Card40
Substitution90
17Marek Hamšík13Saulius Mikoliunas
18Dušan Švento14Kęstutis Ivaškevičius
19Juraj Kucka17Mindaugas Kalonas
Substitution69
20Róbert Mak
Substitution64
18Mindaugas Panka
Yellow Card14

Substitutes

1Matúš Putnocký (GK)21Giedrius Arlauskis (GK)
Substitution46
12Dušan Perniš (GK)12Ernestas Šetkus (GK)
2Lukáš Pauschek3Vytautas Andriuškevičius
5Marek Čech6Marrus Palionis
6Richard Lásik7Deividas Česnauskis
7Marián Čišovský11Tadas Labukas
11Marek Bakoš
Substitution70
15Fiodor Černych
13Filip Hološko16Vytautas Lukša
Substitution90
21Michal Ďuriš
Substitution64
19Arvydas Novikovas
Substitution69
22Ľubomír Guldan20Linas Pilibaitis
22Georgas Freidgeimas
23Martynas Dapkus

Coach

Stanislav Griga (SVK) Csaba László (HUN)

Referee

Michael Oliver (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Simon Long (ENG)

Fourth official

Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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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