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Liechtenstein savour rare success

Published: Wednesday 28 March 2007, 22.47CET
Liechtenstein 1-0 Latvia The hosts claimed only their second win in UEFA European Championship football at the expense of Latvia in Group F.
Liechtenstein savour rare success
Mario Frick's strike secured a memorable win for Liechtenstein ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LiechtensteinLatvia

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
7
Attempts off target4
 
8
Corners3
 
5
Fouls committed14
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 28 March 2007, 22.47CET

Liechtenstein savour rare success

Liechtenstein 1-0 Latvia The hosts claimed only their second win in UEFA European Championship football at the expense of Latvia in Group F.

Liechtenstein claimed only their second win in UEFA European Championship football with a 1-0 victory against Latvia in qualifying Group F. The hosts took the lead with a strike from their record scorer, Mario Frick, early in the first half and although Latvia had chances to level, they could not find a way past Peter Jehle in the home goal.

Furious start
If the night ultimately belong to Liechtenstein, it was the visitors who made the brighter start, creating two good opportunities within five minutes of kick-off. First Aleksejs Višnakovs fired wide from 18 metres, then Igors Stepanovs volleyed Jurijs Laizans' free-kick past the right-hand post from close range. At the other end, Franz Burgmeier found himself through on goal but saw his effort held by Aleksandrs Kolinko.

Latvia misses
Latvia continued to squander openings, with Marians Pahars failing to find the target from close in, and Laizans testing Jehle from distance. Jurijs Andrejevs's team would rue their profligacy when Liechtenstein went in front on 17 minutes. Martin Büchel picked up possession on the left before finding Frick who struck from inside the area for Hans-Peter Zaugg's men. Again Latvia went on the attack and Laizans' effort from the edge of the box was held by Jehle. Oskars Klava was also profligate in nodding a corner wide with the goal gaping, although visiting keeper Kolinko had to be alert to attempts from Burgmeier and Büchel before keeping out a Thomas Beck free-kick.

Late pressure
After the break, Laizans mistimed his shot when breaking into the area, and Jehle proved the equal of a long-range drive from Pahars. For Liechtenstein, AC Siena forward Frick blazed wide, then saw a header saved by Kolinko. By now Liechtenstein were sensing their first win of the campaign although Latvia pressed hard in the last closing stages with Višnakovs and Deniss Kacanovs both having glimpses of goal. The pressure was to no avail, though, as Liechtenstein held on for a rare success.

Last updated: 29/03/07 2.04CET

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Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Latvia

Latvia

1
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
1
KoļinkoAleksandrs Koļinko (GK)
2
M. TelserMartin Telser
25
KačanovsDeniss Kačanovs
Yellow Card73
6
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa
Yellow Card63
13
GorkšsKaspars Gorkšs
Substitution79
4
HaslerDaniel Hasler (C)
2
StepanovsIgors Stepanovs (C)
Yellow Card42
3
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
17
KļavaOskars Kļava
13
M. BüchelMartin Büchel
8
BleidelisImants Bleidelis
8
R. BüchelRonny Büchel
22
MorozsViktors Morozs
Yellow Card8
Substitution61
11
F. BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
5
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
10
FrickMario Frick
Goal17
16
A. VišņakovsAleksejs Višņakovs
9
BeckThomas Beck
Substitution76
9
VerpakovskisMāris Verpakovskis
Substitution45
20
RohrerRaphael Rohrer
Yellow Card42
Substitution90+1
29
PaharsMarians Pahars
Yellow Card66

Substitutes

18
SteubleDaniel Steuble (GK)
12
PiedelsAndrejs Piedels (GK)
14
W. KieberWolfgang Kieber
4
ZirnisDzintars Zirnis
28
S. BüchelStefan Büchel
Substitution90+1
7
SmirnovsMāris Smirnovs
23
BiedermannChristoph Biedermann
10
PerepļotkinsAndrejs Perepļotkins
Substitution61
7
FischerBenjamin Fischer
Substitution76
11
ProhorenkovsAndrejs Prohorenkovs
Substitution79
17
D. FrickDaniel Frick
18
CauņaAleksandrs Cauņa
5
RitterChristof Ritter
20
G. KarlsonsĢirts Karlsons
Substitution45

Coach

Hans-Peter Zaugg (SUI) Jurijs Andrejevs (LVA)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Walter Vromans (BEL), Alex Verstraeten (BEL)

Fourth official

Joeri Van De Velde (BEL)

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