Slovakia soar thanks to rising Stoch

Published: Wednesday 14 October 2009, 18.45CET
Cyprus 0-1 Slovakia
The visitors extended their lead at the top of Group 7 with victory away to bottom side Cyprus courtesy of Miroslav Stoch's winner.
by John Leonidou
Slovakia soar thanks to rising Stoch
Miroslav Stoch scored the only goal in Famagusta ©AFP

Match statistics

CyprusSlovakia

Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards1
 
0
Goal attempts4
 
11
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners2
 
5
Fouls committed12
 
11

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Published: Wednesday 14 October 2009, 18.45CET

Slovakia soar thanks to rising Stoch

Cyprus 0-1 Slovakia
The visitors extended their lead at the top of Group 7 with victory away to bottom side Cyprus courtesy of Miroslav Stoch's winner.

Slovakia are four points clear at the top of Group 7 after a 1-0 victory away to bottom side Cyprus, maintaining the only unbeaten record in a highly-competitive UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification section.

Stoch winner
Croatia's 3-1 victory over Serbia on Tuesday meant both those sides trailed Slovakia by a solitary point ahead of the game in Famagusta, but a 46th-minute winner from the promising Miroslav Stoch increased the visitors' cushion and condemned Cyprus to a fourth straight defeat in the phase.

Red card
Boris Kitka's side had been in control of the match even before Stoch unleashed a 25-metre drive that sped past Tasos Kissas to settle the contest. Few other chances were created and the home side were reduced to ten men in added time when Kostas Markou picked up a second yellow card for a foul on Martin Baran. Slovakia's ten-point haul has come from four matches with Cyprus seven adrift having played a game more. Croatia and Serbia are four behind the leaders having played three and four fixtures respectively. Croatia provide the next visitors for both Cyprus and Slovakia on 14 and 18 November respectively.

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Last updated: 14/10/09 22.25CET

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Lineup

Cyprus

Cyprus

Slovakia

Slovakia

1Tasos Kissas (GK) (C)1Martin Dúbravka (GK)
2Panayiotis Panayiotou2Erik Čikoš
4Demos Socratous3Peter Jánošík
5Kyriakos Pelentritis
Yellow Card29'
4Tomáš Peciar
Yellow Card38'
7Costas Markou
Yellow Card45+2'
Red Card90+3'
5Martin Cseh
8Antonis Katsis6Roman Procházka
10Dimitris Christofi7Martin Baran
11Gerasimos Fylaktou
Substitution61'
8Róbert Mak
Substitution59'
13Angelis Charalambous
Substitution82'
9Miroslav Stoch
Yellow Card34'
Goal46'
15Marios Antoniades
Substitution84'
10Erik Grendel (C)
Substitution71'
16Andreas Stavrou
Yellow Card90'
11Jakub Sylvestr
Substitution90'

Substitutes

12Kyriakos Ioannou (GK)12Ján Ďurčo (GK)
6Valentinos Sielis13Marián Jarabica
9Stamatis Pantos
Substitution61'
14Juraj Hovancik
14Georgios Economides
Substitution82'
15Róbert Pich
18Ioannis Demetriou16Roman Gergel
Substitution59'
19Harris Drakos17Marek Kuzma
Substitution71'
20Andreas Kyprianou
Substitution84'
18Miloš Lačný
Substitution90'

Coach

Savvas Paraskevas (CYP) Boris Kitka (SVK)

Referee

Menashe Masiah (ISR)

Assistant referees

Shabtai Nahmias (ISR), Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)

Fourth official

Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)

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  • Cyprus

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