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Slovaks find winning feeling

Published: Friday 8 October 2004, 20.00CET
Slovakia 3-1 Latvia Jozef Bubenko's team recovered from recent setbacks to win comfortably in Senec.
Published: Friday 8 October 2004, 20.00CET

Slovaks find winning feeling

Slovakia 3-1 Latvia Jozef Bubenko's team recovered from recent setbacks to win comfortably in Senec.

Jozef Bubenko's Slovakia side bounced back from recent defeats by Russia and France to register a 3-1 win against Latvia at the national training centre in Senec on Friday.

Bubenko success
Bubenko led Greek club Panionios NFC to UEFA Cup qualification last season, and here his methods helped his country's Under-21s to a deserved victory.

Doubling up
Slovakia claimed an early advantage when Milan Ivana, one of three foreign-based players in the team, scored on 13 minutes. That advantage was doubled soon after as Radovan Kulík of FK Dukla Banská Bystrica found the target.

Deciding goal
Although the visitors, who threatened sporadically, reduced the deficit with Vladimirs Volkovs' 26th-minute strike, FK AS Trencín forward Ivan Lietava secured the points with a goal three minutes after the restart.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.36CET

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