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Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 23.40CET
Latvia 4-1 Liechtenstein
Maris Verpakovskis and Jurijs Laizans turned on the style in Riga to leave Liechtenstein bottom of Group F.

Match statistics

LatviaLiechtenstein

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target12
 
5
Attempts off target4
 
2
Corners9
 
4
Fouls committed12
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Saturday 17 November 2007, 23.40CET

Latvia save best till last

Latvia 4-1 Liechtenstein
Maris Verpakovskis and Jurijs Laizans turned on the style in Riga to leave Liechtenstein bottom of Group F.

Maris Verpakovskis and Jurijs Laizans turned on the style in Riga as Latvia consigned Liechtenstein to bottom spot in Group F.

Latvia stroll
The visitors were given the ideal start when Dzintars Zirnis scored an own goal on 13 minutes, but Girts Karlsons hit back for the hosts seconds later and after that the result was never in doubt. Verpakovskis fired Latvia into the lead on 30 minutes before second-half strikes from Laizans and substitute Aleksejs Višnakovs sealed the victory.

Own goal
Aleksandrs Starkovs' men had begun the brighter, creating a number of early chances, but against the run of play Liechtenstein went in front. Franz Burgmeier powered down the left and crossed for Raphael Rohrer only for Zirnis to slide in and deflect the ball into his own net. The advantage lasted less than a minute as Latvia pushed forward from the restart. Verpakovskis flicked Laizans's header into the path of Karlsons who raced into the area and drove low into the bottom right corner.

Laizans strikes
Latvia were ahead on 30 minutes when Laizans fed Verpakovskis who scored with a low strike, before making the game safe after the break. On 63 minutes Laizans netted with a fine individual effort: picking up Oskars Klava's pass on the edge of the box, he beat two defenders before firing in. Substitute Višnakovs completed the rout moments from time after good work by substitute Marians Pahars.

Last updated: 18/11/07 1.27CET

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Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

30
VaņinsAndris Vaņins (GK)
1
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
13
GorkšsKaspars Gorkšs
29
RitzbergerMarco Ritzberger
17
KļavaOskars Kļava
Yellow Card66
6
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa
4
ZirnisDzintars Zirnis
Goal13
19
D'EliaFabio D'Elia
6
IvanovsDeniss Ivanovs
4
HaslerDaniel Hasler (C)
8
BleidelisImants Bleidelis
Substitution82
8
R. BüchelRonny Büchel
Yellow Card59
Substitution80
5
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
Goal63
5
GersterAndreas Gerster
Yellow Card81
3
AstafjevsVitālijs Astafjevs (C)
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
10
RubinsAndrejs Rubins
20
RohrerRaphael Rohrer
Substitution72
20
KarlsonsĢirts Karlsons
Goal14
Yellow Card40
Substitution71
10
M. FrickMario Frick
9
VerpakovskisMāris Verpakovskis
Goal30
Substitution77
7
FischerBenjamin Fischer
Substitution71

Substitutes

1
KoļinkoAleksandrs Koļinko (GK)
18
SteubleDaniel Steuble (GK)
2
StepanovsIgors Stepanovs
22
VogtFranz-Josef Vogt
7
KačanovsDeniss Kačanovs
3
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
15
SoloņicinsGenadijs Soloņicins
16
R. BeckRoger Beck
Substitution71
16
A. VišņakovsAleksejs Višņakovs
Substitution82
Goal87
13
M. BüchelMartin Büchel
Substitution80
24
RimkusVīts Rimkus
Substitution77
17
D. FrickDaniel Frick
Substitution72
Yellow Card76
29
PaharsMarians Pahars
Substitution71

Coach

Aleksandrs Starkovs (LVA) Hans-Peter Zaugg (SUI)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR), Odd-Jarle Larsen (NOR)

Fourth official

Espen Berntsen (NOR)

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