Northern Ireland U21 1-0 Slovakia U21
Northern Ireland U21s rounded off an impressive Euro 2019 qualifying campaign with a win over 10-man Slovakia at Windsor Park.
A second-half header from Glenavon's Mark Sykes secured second spot in Group Two behind Spain but it wasn't enough to grab one of the play-off places.
The result was academic as Portugal claimed the fourth and final play-off spot with a 3-1 win over Bosnia.
Laszlo Benes picked up a second booking for Slovakia before half time.
Despite missing out on the play-offs, Ian Baralough's side will reflect on a hugely positive campaign which resulted in seven wins from their 10 games, with the highlight last month's 2-1 away win over Group Two leaders Spain.
Northern Ireland dominant
They started with purpose in Belfast with Lavery forcing an early save from Rodak after a nervous clearance from the visitors, before Kacer's smart shot was thwarted by Hazard.
Northern Ireland had a penalty appeal turned down when Smyth slipped, claiming he was clipped as he fell, but his protests were waved away.
Thompson swung in a free-kick which was cleared by Rodak in the Slovakian goal, but the game's first big talking point came just before half time when Laszlo Benes was sent off for a second yellow card offence.
He was booked for a handball and soon after picked up a second yellow for a clumsy tackle on Jamie McDonagh.
The home side came close to breaking the deadlock after 56 minutes, producing their best move of the match with a slick passing move involving Lavery and Thompson. Roy got on the end of it but his shot was pushed over the bar.
Northern Ireland's influence was growing and Sykes gave Ian Baraclough's side a deserved lead with a close-range header after 62 minutes, from McDonagh's cross in from the right.
Roy drew another save from Rodak but there was a let-off for Northern Ireland when Hazard spilled a Bozenik free-kick. Skipper Vavro tapped the rebound into the net but the home fans in the 5,462 crowd were relieved to see the offside flag go up.
There was drama in stoppage time when Gorman's shot was blocked and Smyth appeared to be pushed over in the box, denying Northern Ireland a deserved second goal.