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FH frustrate Ekranas with smash and grab

Published: Tuesday 16 July 2013, 21.45CET
FK Ekranas 0-1 FH Hafnarfjördur
Pétur Vidarsson's header ensured victory for the Icelandic visitors who rode their luck as Ekranas hit the woodwork three times.
by Dmitry Portnov
from Panevezys
FH frustrate Ekranas with smash and grab
Uchenna Umeh (FK Ekranas) & Jón Jónsson (FH Hafnarfjördur) ©Valdas Knyzelis

Match statistics

EkranasFH

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts20
 
7
on target4
 
2
off target10
 
5
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork2
 
0
Corners8
 
1
Offsides3
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
19
Fouls suffered19
 
9
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 16 July 2013, 21.45CET

FH frustrate Ekranas with smash and grab

FK Ekranas 0-1 FH Hafnarfjördur
Pétur Vidarsson's header ensured victory for the Icelandic visitors who rode their luck as Ekranas hit the woodwork three times.

FH Hafnarfjördur rode their luck to earn a 1-0 victory at FK Ekranas in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie. Pétur Vidarsson scored the only goal on the half-hour though most of the action was at the other end where three times a frustrated Ekranas side saw efforts fly to safety off the woodwork.

Róbert Óskarsson set the tone for the Icelandic visitors by keeping out Dovydas Norvilas's shot after 23 minutes and soon after Vidarsson got the decisive goal, heading in from Ólafur Snorrason's free-kick. Although Atli Gudnason threatened a second goal from close range, Arvydas Skrupskis's Ekranas had a taste of things to come when Vaidas Slavickas's free-kick came off the post two minutes before the break.

Just after the hour-mark, Róbert Óskarsson saved superbly to keep out an Arsenij Buinickij shot bound for the top corner, and the Lithuanian champions went even closer with two other efforts from distance. After 73 minutes Giedrius Tomkevičius struck the crossbar and then, four minutes from the end, Igors Kozlovs volleyed against the goalframe.

FH have never been beyond the second qualifying round of a UEFA competition before but if Heimir Gudjónsson’s side can hold their nerve in next Tuesday's return, that could well change.

Last updated: 03/12/13 17.52CET

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Lineups

ekranas

Ekranas

fh

FH

12
KauneckasTadas Kauneckas (GK)
1
R. ÓskarssonRóbert Óskarsson (GK)
19
VarnasEgidijus Varnas
4
TillenSam Tillen
Yellow Card42
20
NorvilasDovydas Norvilas
Yellow Card41
Substitution46
7
VidarssonPétur Vidarsson
Goal30
Yellow Card81
24
DjenićDejan Djenić
Substitution77
8
PálssonEmil Pálsson
Yellow Card60
Substitution72
25
Óscar ReyesÓscar Reyes
10
SverrissonBjörn Sverrisson
27
VučetićMarko Vučetić
11
GudnasonAtli Gudnason
Substitution89
32
UmehUchenna Umeh
13
EmilssonKristján Gauti Emilsson
77
TomkevičiusGiedrius Tomkevičius (C)
Substitution76
14
IngasonAlbert Brynjar Ingason
Substitution79
88
PilotasRytis Pilotas
16
JónssonJón Jónsson
Yellow Card31
91
SlavickasVaidas Slavickas
22
O. SnorrasonÓlafur Snorrason (C)
93
GirdvainisEdvinas Girdvainis
23
GudmundssonBrynjar Gudmundsson

Substitutes

99
TimofejevasKornelijus Timofejevas (GK)
12
LárussonDadi Lárusson (GK)
2
BaranauskasEdgaras Baranauskas
5
BjarnasonFreyr Bjarnason
7
KavaliauskasVitalijus Kavaliauskas
6
I. ÓskarssonIngimundur Niels Óskarsson
Substitution89
8
KozlovsIgors Kozlovs
Substitution76
15
ThorissonGudmann Thorisson
Substitution72
9
RibokasArnas Ribokas
Substitution77
17
BjörnssonAtli Björnsson
Substitution79
13
BuinickijArsenij Buinickij
Substitution46
18
IngvarssonEinar Ingvarsson
70
VertelisAurimas Vertelis
27
HlynssonIngimar Eli Hlynsson

Coach

Arvydas Skrupskis (LTU) Heimir Gudjónsson (ISL)

Referee

Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)

Assistant referees

Svein Inge Wiken (NOR), Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)

Fourth official

Tore Hansen (NOR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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