Uefa Under-21 qualifying: Northern Ireland fall to first defeat in Slovakia
Northern Ireland fell to their first defeat in Uefa Under-21 qualifying as Slovakia scored the only goal in Tuesday's match in Senica.
Borussia Mönchengladbach's 19-year-old midfielder Laszlo Benes struck a sweet right-foot finish from 12 yards past Conor Mitchell in the 61st minute.
Slovakia take over from N Ireland on goal difference as Group Two leaders.
They have won both their games while Ian Baraclough's Northern Irish have six points from three fixtures.
New manager Baraclough had guided NI to last-gasp wins over Estonia and Albania in his first two matches in charge.
Northern Ireland's next match is at home to Estonia on 10 October.