The official website for European football

Dominant Shamrock find no way past Ekranas

Published: Tuesday 17 July 2012, 23.45CET
Shamrock Rovers FC 0-0 FK Ekranas
Despite a passionate second-half rally, Stephen Kenny's side were held to a goalless draw on their debut UEFA Champions League campaign.
by Javier Aja
from Tallaght Stadium
Dominant Shamrock find no way past Ekranas
Shamrock's Pat Sullivan is challenged by Žilvinas Kymantas of Ekranas ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Shamrock RoversEkranas

Goals scored0
 
0
on target3
 
3
off target8
 
1
Corners6
 
5
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
11
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 17 July 2012, 23.45CET

Dominant Shamrock find no way past Ekranas

Shamrock Rovers FC 0-0 FK Ekranas
Despite a passionate second-half rally, Stephen Kenny's side were held to a goalless draw on their debut UEFA Champions League campaign.

Shamrock Rovers FC rued missed chances after they were denied a winning start to their debut UEFA Champions League campaign by Lithuanian champions FK Ekranas.

After a subdued first half, last season's UEFA Europa League group contenders Shamrock emerged after the break with renewed purpose but failed to make their dominance count amid a cluster of wasteful finishes in a frantic finale at Tallaght Stadium. The second qualifying round tie will be decided in Lithuania next Tuesday.

Stephen Kenny's side came closest to breaking the deadlock in a nervy opening when Daryl Kavanagh found Ronan Finn with a clever through ball, but with the goal at his mercy, the midfielder shot wide. Ekranas seemed content to soak up the pressure and hit their opponents on the counter. Their plan almost came to fruition when the marauding Giedrius Tomkevičius danced past Pat Sullivan, but his inviting delivery escaped a host of expectant team-mates.

The home side were relentless in the second half but failed to capitalise. With ten minutes remaining, Finn's firm effort came back off the woodwork, while Stephen O'Donnell combined with fellow substitute Chris Turner, before firing agonisingly wide from close range.

Last updated: 18/07/12

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2013/matches/round=2000344/match=2009409/postmatch/report/index.html#shamrock+ekranas+draw

Lineups

shamrock rovers

Shamrock Rovers

ekranas

Ekranas

1
JanssonOscar Jansson (GK)
21
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK)
3
PowellConor Powell
4
UrdinovYani Urdinov
Yellow Card46
4
SivesCraig Sives
5
LukšaVytautas Lukša
5
OmanKen Oman (C)
Yellow Card38
10
KučysAurimas Kučys
6
RiceStephen Rice
18
KymantasŽilvinas Kymantas
7
McCabeGary McCabe
Substitution74
19
VarnasEgidijus Varnas
9
TwiggGary Twigg
20
DeduraIgnas Dedura (C)
15
BrennanKillian Brennan
Substitution83
31
AndjelkovićMarko Andjelković
Yellow Card16
Substitution90+2
16
KavanaghDaryl Kavanagh
Substitution70
70
VertelisAurimas Vertelis
Yellow Card42
21
FinnRonan Finn
77
TomkevičiusGiedrius Tomkevičius
27
SullivanPat Sullivan
78
SamusiovasMantas Samusiovas

Substitutes

30
PieterseReyaad Pieterse (GK)
12
KauneckasTadas Kauneckas (GK)
8
O'DonnellStephen O'Donnell
Substitution83
3
GleveckasDainius Gleveckas
10
O'NeillGary O'Neill
8
KavaliauskasVitalijus Kavaliauskas
18
TurnerChris Turner
Substitution74
9
RibokasArnas Ribokas
20
DennehyBilly Dennehy
Substitution70
11
MarkevičiusTadas Markevičius
22
McCormackConor McCormack
23
NorvilasDovydas Norvilas
Substitution90+2
23
HawkinsColin Hawkins
93
GirdvainisEdvinas Girdvainis

Coach

Stephen Kenny (IRL) Valdas Urbonas (LTU)

Referee

Mattias Gestranius (FIN)

Assistant referees

Matti Heininen (FIN), Marko Hänninen (FIN)

Fourth official

Dennis Antamo (FIN)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.