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  • New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia: Vittek, Reid scored

    The match between Slovakia cons Zealand 1-1. Slovakia succeeded in winning over previously through Robert Vittek before equated by Winston Reid.

    Preliminary round Group F match between New Zealand with Slovakia was held at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Tuesday (06/15/2010) evening hrs. Since the beginning of matches, both teams attacked each other but no goals until the gap is created.

    Entering the second half, Slovakia managed to open the score 1-0 through Vittek in the 50th minute. While New Zealand's reply goals created by Reid in the injury time.

    With the results of this series, now all the teams that occupy the Group F are both collecting just one point. In Italy the previous game versus Paraguay is also 1-1.

    The Game

    Opportunities New Zealand first be obtained from Chris Killen in the third minute. After doing a dangerous movement in the penalty box, kicked the ball very hard Killen. But the skin is still hovering round the wicket Slovakia.

    One minute later, the New Zealand back to spread threats through a free kick on the left side by Simon Elliot. But the ball could still be anticipated in January Mucha.

    Slovakia's turn behind the attack. Barrage attack that raised Marek Hamsik still not managed to produce a goal.

    Minute 28, the Slovak nearly made through Stanislav Sestak scored a receiving operand of Vladimir Weiss. However, it still falls hard kick to the left side of the wicket that kept Mark Paston.

    Slovakia bombardment continues. Robert Vittek launched a hard shot from outside the penalty box but the ball is still widening.

    Shane Smeltz had almost opened the scoring this game. If only kick from Rory Fallon operand is not widened to the right goalpost. A result there is no goal that happens, the first half closed with the score still glasses.

    Entering the second half, pressing directly Slovakia. Only five minutes walk game, a team that was raised by Vladimir Weiss was successfully opened the score in minute 50 through Vittek.

    Weiss who sent the bait right side of the hull of the field not be wasted by Vittek. Bald-headed players are then greeted with header to the right and could not be anticipated Paston. Slovak leading 1-0.

    Less than 20 minutes later, Slovakian again threatened. Again Vittek make-defender although leading to a goal kick could be blocked by the Winston Reid.

    Winning a point to make Slovakia tend to survive. This makes New Zealand's quite frustrating because the number of attacks still failed to penetrate the wall built the opposing team.

    However, Winston Reid managed to disperse the Slovak victory is in sight. Through Smeltz crossing from the left side of the field, Reid, who was in front of goal immediately welcomed by header that makes the ball to glide smoothly into the right goalpost Mucha just before the game ended. 1-1 score stood until dissolved.

    Team Line-up:

    New Zealand:
    Mark Paston, Winston Reid, Ryan Nelsen, Ivan Vicelich (Jeremy Christie 78 '), Tommy Smith, Leo Bertos, Simon Elliott, Tony Lochhead, Rory Fallon, Shane Smeltz, Chris Killen (Chris Wood, 72')

    Slovakia: Jan Mucha, Radoslav Zabavnik, Martin Skrtel, Jan Durica, Marek Cech, Zdeno Strba, Vladimir Weiss (Juraj Kucka 90 '), Stanislav Sestak (Filip Holosko 81'), Marek Hamsik, Robert Vittek (Miroslav Stoch 84 '), Erik Jendrisek


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