Slovakia beats Northern Ireland 2-1

BY foxsports • September 6, 2008

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel and Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik scored second-half goals to lead Slovakia over Northern Ireland 2-1 in their opening World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Skrtel scored off a cross from Marek Sarapa in the 46th minute and Hamsik added the second on a solo effort from inside the area in the 70th.

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