today 22:39 | The Slovak national football team did not succeed in its first performance under the leadership of Italian coach Francesco Calzona. You could watch the duel Slovakia – Azerbaijan ONLINE at ŠPORT.sk >> In Thursday’s meeting of the 3rd group C-division of the League of Nations, they lost 1:2 to Azerbaijan in Trnava. Renat Dadašov put the guests in the lead in the 44th minute, Erik Jirka equalized from the eleven in the added time of the second half, but Hodžat Haghverdi decided the result in the 90th + 5 minutes. After five games, the Slovaks fell to third place in the table by a point just behind their defeater. Kazakhstan secured the first place and advancement ahead of time with a 2:1 triumph over Belarus. The Slovaks will conclude their performance in the competition on Sunday at 18:00 with a match against Belarus in the Serbian town of Bačka Topola. They are not in danger of relegation, the play-out awaits the last Belarusians regardless of the result. Read also League of Nations: Mark the performance of the Slovaks in the disastrous premiere of the coach… League of Nations – 3rd Group C-Division: SLOVAKIA – Azerbaijan 1:2 (0:1) Goals: 90.+3 Jirka (from 11 m) – 44. Dadasov, 90.+5 Haghverdi. ŽK: Jirka, Bénes – Almeida, Magomedalijev, Sejdijev. Judges: Collum – McGeachie, Connor (all Scots), 2875 spectators. Teams and substitutions: Slovakia: Rodák – Vallo, Šatka, Škriniar, Hancko – Bero (83rd Ďuriš), Lobotka, Bénes (83rd Mráz) – Regáli (63rd Herc), Boženík (74th Zreľák), Jirka Azerbaijan: Magomedalijev – Haghverdi, B. Hüseynov, Mustafazade, Dzafarguliyev – Makhmudov (83. Jamalov), Eddy, Almeida (72. Isayev), Kökcü (72. Sejdiyev) – Dadashov (77. Gurbanli), Sejdayev Calzona put one debutant in the starting line-up, Vallo introduced himself on the right side of the defense. In the beginning, the game was played at a very lukewarm pace, the Slovaks sent several sharp crosses into the penalty area, but they were unable to threaten Magomedaliyev in the Azerbaijani goal after them. The home team also paid for inaccuracies, which spoiled attempts for faster actions in the bud. After a yellow card for the visiting Almeida for a foul on Boženík, the Slovaks had a free kick at their disposal, from which Bénes shot, Magomedalijev stretched and saved the goalless situation with a quality save. Only then did Azerbaijan threaten, B. Hüseynov shot from a distance, after Lobotka’s run, the ball ended up just next to Rodák’s goal. In the 30th minute, the home team created a great chance, Regáli crossed from the right and Jirka headed in a favorable position just above the open goal. At the opposite end, Haghverdi tried it, and Dadasov did not direct the ball between the three posts with a low foot. Bero came much closer to opening the score when he hit the crossbar with his left hand from the edge of the large goal and the ball bounced out. The guests got braver as time went on, Almeida’s cross still didn’t find an addressee, but in the 44th minute, Kökcü crossed from the right to Dadašov, who took the ball at the five and finished under the crossbar shortly before halftime, sending Azerbaijan into the lead. After the break, Bero found himself with an opportunity, his sharp shot from a moderate angle was deflected by Magomedaliyev. Also in the second half, the Slovaks were troubled by imprecise passes and ball losses, which complicated the effort to equalize. After less than an hour of play, Boženík was able to shower them with living water, Valla performed an acrobatic finish from the right after the center, Eddy tipped it onto the crossbar. In the 63rd minute, Calzona made his first substitution on the bench for Slovakia, Regáli was replaced by Herc. The opponent concentrated on defending the one-goal lead and pulled into a defensive block, which was difficult to penetrate. Hancko from the second wave almost changed it, he processed a rebound before the penalty area and shot just wide with his left foot. In the 83rd minute, Ďuriš also made his debut in the most valuable jersey, coming on the field instead of Ber. In added time, Hancko first won the eleven after a foul by substitute Isajev. Jirka converted it, but the home team still didn’t score a point. It was Isaev who had a great opportunity to put the guests back in the lead, his finish was blocked by Šatka on a corner kick. Azerbaijan played it short, followed by a cross, after which the Slovak defense did not guard Haghverdi and he decided the result with a header. Read also League of Nations: Slovaks and the coach evaluate the crazy loss against Azerbaijan Read also League of Nations: End of Slovakian hopes! Kazakhstan sealed the promotion at home
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