Slovenia beats Russia 1-0 (2-2 on aggreagate, on away goals) to advance to 2010 World Cup Finals – Match Recap
The UEFA 2010 World Cup Qualifying Playoffs had their second legs on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. One of the match-ups was Slovenia v Russia 1-2 after the first leg. The Russians were the favorites but Slovenia did have an away goal. Who was able to win and advance to South Africa next summer?
Here’s a recap of the match.
Slovenia beats Russia 1-0 (2-2 on aggregate, away goals)
Slovenia was down 1-2 heading into the second leg but did get an important away goal. Russia was disappointed to concede the goal but could make up for it in the second leg. The home side, Slovenia, would take the lead late in the first half with a 44th minute goal from Zlatko Dedic. The first half ended at 1-0 for Slovenia.
Russia was not able to find a goal in the second half and would be knocked out due to away goals. It was a disappointing result but credit goes to Slovenia who played a solid match. They were able to hold off a Russian attack and will now be traveling to South Africa next summer.