Paco Alcacer looked to have ensured a point for the visitors when he netted late on to cancel out an earlier Iker Casillas blunder but the forward headed in the winner.Slovakia vs Spain highlights.
An excellent performance from the underdogs, who remaining disciplined to hold out against a very frustrated La Roja outfit. For all of their possession and corners, a handful of chances was all that Kozak’s men needed to ensure they top Group C. I’ve been Simon Harrison and I hope to see you again next time.Slovakia vs Spain 2-1 match report 2014
FULL TIME! Slovakia beat Spain 2-1 in Zilina, with the bench emptying at the end of the match as the substitutes and staff pile on to celebrate. Despite a late equaliser from Alcacer, which looked to be enough for a share of the spoils, Stoch then struck to give the hosts three points!
87′Goal Miroslav Stoch
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! SLOVAKIA HAVE TAKEN THE LEAD AGAIN! Duris races down the right-hand side, before placing a fantastic cross onto the head of Stoch, who heads home past the legs of Casillas!
82′Assist Jordi Alba
GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! ALCACER FIRES HOME! Less than ten minutes remain and Kozacik is able to gobble up a couple more hopeful crosses from Spain. The home fans are jubilant, urging their side over the finishing line despite their tiring legs. But they won’t get their fairytale! The substitute is found in behind Skrtel by Alba, before slotting below the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner!
82′Goal Paco Alcácer
19′Mak is found by a great switch of possession to the right flank, before Slovakia win a corner which Weiss will take. It is easily headed clear at the near post, before the taker collects the rebound, but his attempted drive into the box is easily thwarted.
17′Goal Juraj Kucka