Qualifying round (Group C) - 15/11/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time) - Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski - Skopje
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Slovakia maintain perfect start in FYR Macedonia

Published: Saturday 15 November 2014, 23.17CET
FYR Macedonia 0-2 Slovakia
Juraj Kucka and Adam Nemec struck in the first half for the visitors as the Group C leaders recorded their fourth victory in succession, in Skopje.

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Match statistics

FYR MacedoniaSlovakia

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)54
 
46
Total attempts17
 
9
on target5
 
3
off target8
 
4
blocked4
 
2
against woodwork2
 
0
Corners5
 
5
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
19
Fouls suffered17
 
11

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Published: Saturday 15 November 2014, 23.17CET

Slovakia maintain perfect start in FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia 0-2 Slovakia
Juraj Kucka and Adam Nemec struck in the first half for the visitors as the Group C leaders recorded their fourth victory in succession, in Skopje.

First-half strikes by Juraj Kucka and Adam Nemec seal away success
Victory in Skopje maintains Slovakia's 100% start to Group C
Visitors three points clear of second-placed Spain
First home defeat for FYR Macedonia in this campaign
Next games: FYR Macedonia v Belarus, Slovakia v Luxembourg (27 March)

Slovakia maintained their perfect start to UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group C, posting their fourth win in succession, dispatching the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2-0 in Skopje.

Despite recording more attempts throughout the game, the hosts fell to their first home defeat of the campaign after first-half goals from Juraj Kucka (25) and Adam Nemec (38) sealed victory for the visitors.

Marek Hamšík, who scored a double for Slovakia in Belarus on matchday three, had the first opportunity of the tie. The midfielder failed to hit the target with his sixth-minute strike as Ján Kozák's team took the early initiative. However, Boshko Djurovski's side responded immediately through Krste Velkoski and Besart Abdurahimi although neither player could test Matúš Kozáčik in the away goal.

A 16th-minute Vladimír Weiss free-kick presented Tomáš Hubočan with the next opening but he blazed his effort over after the Crveno-Zholti failed to clear the cross. Kozáčik produced a smart stop from Velkoski from distance as the group rivals traded blows. And two minutes later the pacesetters took the lead as Kucka tapped in Weiss's right-wing centre from point-blank range at the far post.

Slovakia doubled their advantage before the interval as Nemec netted for the first time this term. The forward finished in style after Miroslav Stoch's 38th-minute left-wing cross found him in space inside the area. The Macedonians almost hit straight back, Aleksandar Trajkovski's free-kick crashing against the bar and Arijan Ademi troubling Kozáčik before the break.

FYR Macedonia came out with fresh determination at the restart, Abdurahimi soon shooting wide. However, the Slovaks responded by forcing a good save from Tome Pacovski. The unlucky Trajkovski was denied by the woodwork for a second time following another free-kick which almost gave his team a route back into the game. The attacker would be repelled again by Kozáčik moments later as his frustrating night continued – and the keeper duly held onto his clean sheet.

Last updated: 02/06/15 6.43CET

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Lineups

FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia

Slovakia

Slovakia

1
PacovskiTome Pacovski (GK) (C)
23
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
3
AlioskiEgzijan Alioski
2
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
Substitution46
5
MojsovDaniel Mojsov
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel (C)
Yellow Card73
6
SikovVance Sikov
4
ĎuricaJán Ďurica
7
TrajkovskiAleksandar Trajkovski
7
WeissVladimír Weiss
Substitution78
8
DemiriMuhamed Demiri
Substitution74
10
StochMiroslav Stoch
10
StojkovAco Stojkov
Substitution46
11
NemecAdam Nemec
Goal38
11
VelkoskiKrste Velkoski
Substitution70
15
HubočanTomáš Hubočan
13
RistovskiStefan Ristovski
17
HamšíkMarek Hamšík
15
AdemiArijan Ademi
19
KuckaJuraj Kucka
Goal25
Substitution55
19
AbdurahimiBesart Abdurahimi
22
PečovskýViktor Pečovský

Substitutes

12
BogatinovMartin Bogatinov (GK)
1
MuchaJán Mucha (GK)
4
DamchevskiAleksandar Damchevski
12
DúbravkaMartin Dúbravka (GK)
14
David BabunskiDavid Babunski
Substitution74
5
MichalíkĽubomír Michalík
16
GligorovNikola Gligorov
6
KissFilip Kiss
Substitution55
21
IvanovskiMirko Ivanovski
Substitution70
8
DudaOndrej Duda
23
KostovskiJovan Kostovski
Substitution46
Yellow Card90+1
9
ŠestákStanislav Šesták
13
HološkoFilip Hološko
14
HrošovskýPatrik Hrošovský
16
SalátaKornel Saláta
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
Substitution46
20
MakRóbert Mak
21
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
Substitution78

Coach

Boshko Djurovski (MKD) Ján Kozák (SVK)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Tiago Trigo (POR)

Fourth official

Paulo Soares (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Manuel De Sousa (POR), João Capela (POR)

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