Slovakia score six in Latvia

Latvia 0-6 Slovakia
Slovakia made it three perfect wins and nine unanswered goals in Group 9 after inflicting their second defeat on point-less Latvia.

Slovakia coach Ivan Galád has overseen a third win
Slovakia coach Ivan Galád has overseen a third win ©FC Nitra

Slovakia continued their perfect start to UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9 with a comfortable win in Latvia.

Having already beaten Latvia 2-0 at home in June, Slovakia were ahead on two minutes through Marián Kolmokov. By the end had secured their third victory in the section and struck their ninth unanswered goal.

Taking on a side yet to get off the mark or score a goal in the section, Kolmokov turned in Juraj Vavrík's high cross in Slovakia's very first attack. Alans Siņeļņikovs hit the bar with a free-kick soon after but the visitors resumed their dominance, and three minutes from the break Ján Greguš shot in from outside the box via the right post.

Four minutes into the second half Matúš Čonka also scored from distance and it was 4-0 shortly afterwards as Milan Lalkovič's cross was turned in by Vavrík. Further goals came when Arnold Šimonek pounced on a rebound after the post was struck twice by Vavrík, who did have his second near the end when sent through by Samuel Štefánik. Slovakia have a crucial trip to France on 14 November, also Latvia's next destination on 2 June.