Luxembourg holds Belarus to goalless draw

October 8, 2010

Luxembourg held 10-man Belarus to a 0-0 draw in their European Championship qualifier on Friday.

Belarus was outnumbered after forward Sergei Kornilenko was sent off for a foul on defender Guy Blaise in the 69th minute. The host, though, could not take advantage and was even lucky to escape with a draw at the Josy Barthel Stadium.

The result gives Belarus five points from three matches in Group D and a share of the lead with Albania. Luxembourg won its first point of the qualifying campaign.

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Lineups:

Luxembourg: Jonathan Joubert; Kim Kintziger, Guy Blaise, Eric Hoffmann, Tom Schnell; Rene Peters, Tom Laterza Gilles Bettmer (Lars Gerson, 62) Ben Payal (Michel Kettenmeyer, 77) Charles Leweck, Aurelien Joachim (Daniel Da Mota, 66).

Belarus: Yuri Zhevnov; Aleksandr Kulchiy, Aleksandr Martynovich, Timofei Kalachev Aleksandr Yurevich (Dmitri Molosh, 87) Yan Tigorev (Anton Putilo, 67) Sergei Omelyanchuk, Sergei Kornilenko, Vyacheslav Hleb (Vitali Rodionov, 67) Sergei Kislyak, Igor Shitov.


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