WC Qual - UEFA
September 11, 2012
Slovakia 2-0 Liechtenstein
Marek Sapara and Martin Jakubko scored a goal in each half as Slovakia laboured to a victory over Liechtenstein in World Cup Qualifying Group G in Bratislava tonight.
Following up Friday's draw in Lithuania, the hosts took 36 minutes to break the deadlock when Sapara swept home a cross from the right by Vladimir Weiss.
Marek Hamsik headed just over the bar two minutes later as Slovakia looked for a second, but the visitors held out until after the break, when Weiss hit a long-range effort over the bar.
Weiss flashed another shot wide and Martin Skrtel missed the target from 12 yards before the hosts finally made the game safe with their second goal after 77 minutes.
Miroslav Stoch hit an initial shot from 12 yards which was picked up by Jakubko who placed it right-footed into the bottom corner of the net.
Stoch could have made it three when he fired straight at visiting goalkeeper Peter Jehle in the dying minutes, and Jakubko also came close again in injury time.
|23 Dusan Kuciak||1 Peter Jehle|
|5 Radoslav Zabavnik||6 Martin Stocklasa|
|3 Martin Skrtel||3 Yves Oehri|
|16 Kornel Salata||4 Daniel Kaufmann|
|2 Peter Pekarik||11 Franz Burgmeier|
|10 Marek Sapara||23 Michele Polverino|
|7 Vladimir Weiss||16 Philippe Erne|
|17 Marek Hamsik||18 Nicolas Hasler|
|22 Lubomir Guldan||9 Thomas Beck|
|9 Miroslav Stoch||7 David Hasler|
|11 Marek Bakos||19 Mathias Christen|
|12 Dusan Pernis||Cengiz Bicer 12|
|4 Marek Cech||Fabian Eberle 2|
|19 Juraj Kucka||Ivan Quintans 5|
|20 Lukas Pauschek||Vinzenz Flatz 15|
|6 Michal Breznanik|
|8 Karim Guédé|
|14 Martin Jakubko|
|Martin Jakubko for Marek Bakos (60)||Fabian Eberle for Thomas Beck (70)|
|Michal Breznanik for Vladimir Weiss (63)||Vinzenz Flatz for Mathias Christen (84)|
|Juraj Kucka for Marek Hamsik (82)|
|Radoslav Zabavnik (45)||Michele Polverino (29)|
|Vladimir Weiss (60)||Franz Burgmeier (39)|
|Martin Jakubko (65)||Mathias Christen (49)|
|David Hasler (72)|
|· Squads: Slovakia | Liechtenstein|