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Lithuania keep their cool

Published: Wednesday 10 September 2003, 22.21CET
Faroe Islands 1-3 Lithuania Disciplined Lithuania secure victory with two Igoris Morinas strikes.

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsLithuania

Goals scored1
 
3
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Wednesday 10 September 2003, 22.21CET

Lithuania keep their cool

Faroe Islands 1-3 Lithuania Disciplined Lithuania secure victory with two Igoris Morinas strikes.

Lithuania may no longer be able to qualify for UEFA EURO 2004™, but they secured a first away win in Group 5 as they triumphed 3-1 in the Faroe Islands.

Visitors ahead
The home side were hoping for their second point of the campaign, having lost 3-1 in Scotland on Saturday, but the disciplined visitors went ahead on 22 minutes through an opportunist strike from Igoris Morinas. However, the Faroes were keen to end their programme on a high and levelled the scores against the run of play just before half-time as Súni Olsen found the target with a free-kick.

Lithuania streak ahead
After 12 minutes of the second period, Lithuania were back in front when Morinas scored his second goal after some neat play in the box. Lithuania dominated the rest if the match, but it was with only two minutes left that they sealed victory, Donatas Vencevicius's free-kick removing any doubts.

Coach satisfied
With ten points, Lithuania cannot catch second-placed Iceland due to an inferior head-to-head record, but visiting coach Algimantas Ljubinskas was satisfied with his side's performance.

'A good sign'
He said: "It is a good sign for the team that we managed to keep calm although we conceded a goal just before half-time. I must admit that the only reason we came here was to win, but I am pleased with the way my team played." Lithuania visit Scotland on 11 October and are able to claim third place by winning.

'Easy goals'
Faroe Islands coach Henrik Larsen, whose side scored seven goals from their eight fixtures, said: "I am disappointed to lose 3-1 for the second time in four days. We had a big chance to take the lead early on, but we still have problems putting our chances away. We conceded three easy goals today."

Last updated: 11/09/03 12.36CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Lithuania

Lithuania

1
KnudsenJens Knudsen (C)
Yellow Card79
1
KurskisEduardas Kurskis
2
Hans HansenHans Hansen
2
DziaukstasRolandas Dziaukstas
Yellow Card34
3
S. OlsenSúni Olsen
Yellow Card6
Goal42
3
DeduraIgnas Dedura
4
ThorsteinsonPól Thorsteinson
Substitution50
4
BarasaNerijus Barasa
5
J. JacobsenJón Jacobsen
Yellow Card85
5
E. ČesnauskisEdgaras Česnauskis
Yellow Card40
6
PetersenJann Ingi Petersen
6
ŽvirgždauskasTomas Žvirgždauskas
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen
7
MorinasIgoris Morinas
Goal22
Goal57
Substitution77
8
JohnssonJulian Johnsson
Substitution80
8
D. ČesnauskisDeividas Česnauskis
9
BorgJákup Borg
Yellow Card54
Substitution77
9
JankauskasEdgaras Jankauskas
Yellow Card73
10
John PetersenJohn Petersen
10
PoderisEimantas Poderis
Substitution46
11
C. JacobsenChristian Jacobsen
11
VenceviciusDonatas Vencevicius
Goal88
Substitution90

Substitutes

16
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen
12
PadimanskasGytis Padimanskas
12
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen
Substitution50
13
TamošauskasTomas Tamošauskas
Substitution46
15
DanielsenAtli Danielsen
Substitution80
15
GuscinasDmitrijus Guscinas
Substitution90
17
AkselsenTor-Ingar Akselsen
Substitution77
17
KučysAurimas Kučys
Substitution77
13
H. PetersenHelgi Petersen
14
MikulenasGrazvydas Mikulenas
14
FløtumAndrew Fløtum
16
RadžiusNerijus Radžius
18
HolstChristian Holst
18
AlunderisVidas Alunderis

Coach

Henrik Larsen (DEN) Algimantas Liubinskas (LTU)

Referee

Edo Trivkovic (CRO)

Assistant referees

Zeljko Novosel (CRO), Josip Novko (CRO)

Fourth official

Alojzije Supraha (CRO)

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