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Ekranas too good for Shamrock Rovers

Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 21.20CET
FK Ekranas 2-1 Shamrock Rovers FC (agg: 2-1)
Marko Andjelković and Žilvinas Kymantas ensured Gary McCabe's late penalty was mere consolation for the visitors.
by Jevgenijs Polakovs
from Aukštaitija Stadium
Ekranas too good for Shamrock Rovers
Ekranas celebrate Marko Andjelković's (centre) first-half goal in their victory against Shamrock Rovers ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

EkranasShamrock Rovers

Goals scored2
 
1
on target9
 
1
off target6
 
8
Corners0
1
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed21
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 24 July 2012, 21.20CET

Ekranas too good for Shamrock Rovers

FK Ekranas 2-1 Shamrock Rovers FC (agg: 2-1)
Marko Andjelković and Žilvinas Kymantas ensured Gary McCabe's late penalty was mere consolation for the visitors.

Goals in each half from Marko Andjelković and Žilvinas Kymantas sealed FK Ekranas's place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round and eliminated Shamrock Rovers FC.

With the score goalless from last week's opener in Dublin, both sides fancied their chances ahead of the second leg and it was the hosts who made the better start with Egidijus Varnas forcing a save out of Oscar Jansson on four minutes. It was a half of few chances, but in the first minute of added time Giedrius Tomkevičius crossed for Andjelković to open the scoring with a powerful header.

The Lithuainian champions were making home advantage count and increased the pressure on the visitors before doubling their lead in the 63rd minute through Kymantas. The 22-year-old's low drive from 20 metres was too good for Jansson to keep out.

Stephen Kenny's side rallied but they were struggling to break down a resilient Ekranas defence until Gary McCabe converted from the spot deep into added time. However, Valdas Urbonas's charges saw out the remaining minutes to set up a tie with RSC Anderlecht in the next round.

Last updated: 26/07/12 0.13CET

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Lineups

ekranas

Ekranas

shamrock rovers

Shamrock Rovers

21
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK)
Yellow Card90+3
1
JanssonOscar Jansson (GK)
4
UrdinovYani Urdinov
3
PowellConor Powell
5
LukšaVytautas Lukša
Substitution90
4
SivesCraig Sives
10
KučysAurimas Kučys
5
OmanKen Oman (C)
Yellow Card83
18
KymantasŽilvinas Kymantas
Goal63
Substitution87
6
RiceStephen Rice
Substitution73
19
VarnasEgidijus Varnas
7
McCabeGary McCabe
Goal90+2
20
DeduraIgnas Dedura (C)
9
TwiggGary Twigg
31
AndjelkovićMarko Andjelković
Goal45+1
15
BrennanKillian Brennan
Yellow Card55
Substitution65
70
VertelisAurimas Vertelis
Substitution80
20
DennehyBilly Dennehy
Substitution79
77
TomkevičiusGiedrius Tomkevičius
21
FinnRonan Finn
78
SamusiovasMantas Samusiovas
27
SullivanPat Sullivan
Yellow Card39

Substitutes

12
KauneckasTadas Kauneckas (GK)
30
PieterseReyaad Pieterse (GK)
3
GleveckasDainius Gleveckas
2
GilbertKerrea Gilbert
8
KavaliauskasVitalijus Kavaliauskas
Substitution90
11
KilduffCiaran Kilduff
Substitution79
9
RibokasArnas Ribokas
16
KavanaghDaryl Kavanagh
Substitution73
23
NorvilasDovydas Norvilas
18
TurnerChris Turner
Substitution65
32
UmehUchenna Umeh
Substitution80
22
McCormackConor McCormack
93
GirdvainisEdvinas Girdvainis
Substitution87
23
HawkinsColin Hawkins

Coach

Valdas Urbonas (LTU) Stephen Kenny (IRL)

Referee

Slavko Vinčić (SVN)

Assistant referees

Andrej Kokolj (SVN), Marko Stančin (SVN)

Fourth official

Dejan Balažič (SVN)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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