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Disaster for Martin Dubravka on Saturday night

1 year ago

Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka was in action on Saturday night.

Slovakia facing a crucial game away against Croatia with European Championships qualification in Group E so tight.

They shocked the group leaders by taking a 32nd minute lead through Bozenik but then in a 10 minute period in the second-half they brought disaster down on themselves.

Vlasic scoring on 56 minutes from outside the box when shooting through a defender’s legs and into the bottom corner, a difficult one but on another day Martin Dubravka might have got to it.

Then four minutes later a header from a corner by Petkovic gave the Newcastle keeper no chance, although if somebody had been on the post they would have cleared it.

On 66 minutes Mak got a second yellow and with 10 men it was game over for Slovakia, Perisic adding a volley on 74 minutes where again Dubravka had no chance.

A final scoreline of Croatia 3 Slovakia 1 seeing the home side top the group with 17 points.

Slovakia can still qualify for the finals on Tuesday if they beat Azerbaijan on Tuesday AND Hungary and Wales draw on the same night.

Full international details of Newcastle United first team players below:

Thursday 14 November

Portugal Under 20s 0 England Under 20s 4

Matty Longstaff making his international debut, coming off the subs bench on 72 minutes with England already 4-0 up.

Bulgaria 0 Paraguay 1 (Friendly)

Miguel Almiron scoring the only goal of the game, also picking up a booking before being subbed on 89 minutes.

Republic of Ireland 3 New Zealand 1

Ciaran Clark played the full 90 minutes in his first call up in 13 months, Ireland bouncing back from a shock breakaway goal against the run of play, to eventually win comfortably.

Friday 15 November

USA 4 Canada 1 (CONCACAF Nations League)

DeAndre Yedlin was a late sub in the 86th minute but made a big impression with his pace. Played a key part in the 89th minute goal to make it 3-1 and CBS Sports gave the Newcastle defender the joint third highest grade.

Saturday 16 November

Croatia 3 Slovakia 1 (Euro Championships qualifier)

Everything going great for Martin Dubravka and Slovakia as they led at half-time in this key qualifier, only for a mad 10 minutes see them go down to 10 men and concede two goals, eventually ending 3-1. Their qualification hopes now very much in the balance.

Monday 18 November

Republic of Ireland v Denmark (European Championships qualifier) – Ciaran Clark

Tuesday 19 November

England Under 20s v Iceland Under 20s – Matty Longstaff

Slovakia v Azerbaijan (European Championships qualifier) – Martin Dubravka

Saudi Arabia v Paraguay (Friendly) – Miguel Almiron

Cuba v USA (CONCACAF Nations League) – DeAndre Yedlin


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