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European Dream Over For Newcastle Youngster

7 years ago
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Newcastle youngster Lubo Satka missed out on appearing at the Under 19 European Championships as his native Slovakia conceded late on and saw their hopes of qualification dashed.

After conceding a stoppage time equaliser in their previous game against Albania, Slovakia’s youngsters went into their match with Greece on Sunday knowing that a win would see them through to the next stage.

After going a goal down, they looked to have turned things around as they led 3-1 with 72 minutes played thanks to a second-half hat trick from Matu Bero.

However, Greece hit back with a goal from Anastasios Donis to make it 3-2 before Epaminondas Pantelakis struck in the last minute of normal time to send his team through and dump Slovakia out of the competition.

Centre-back Satka joined United from Dubnica in Slovakia and appeared for the Reserve squad which won the Citibank Hong Kong Football Club Soccer Sevens competition.

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