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Lithuania lifted by Faroese success

Published: Wednesday 12 September 2007, 23.20CET
Lithuania 2-1 Faroe Islands Edgaras Jankauskas and Tomas Danilevicius struck early in each half in Kaunas to earn three morale-boosting Group B points.
Lithuania lifted by Faroese success
Lithuania's Saulius Mikoliunas (left) holds off Frodi Benjaminsen of the Faroe Islands ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LithuaniaFaroe Islands

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
6
Attempts off target12
 
0
Corners3
 
4
Fouls committed7
 
8
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 12 September 2007, 23.20CET

Lithuania lifted by Faroese success

Lithuania 2-1 Faroe Islands Edgaras Jankauskas and Tomas Danilevicius struck early in each half in Kaunas to earn three morale-boosting Group B points.

Lithuania picked up three morale-boosting UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying points as a goal eight minutes into each half gave them a narrow Group B victory against a battling Faroe Islands in Kaunas.

Early breakthrough
Edgaras Jankauskas broke the deadlock from close range in the first half and Tomas Danilevicius doubled the Lithuanian advantage with another tap-in after the interval before Rógvi Jacobsen struck a consolation deep into added time. The win takes the home team up into fifth place in the section with ten points from nine games ahead of their trip to France on 17 October while the Faroese next entertain the same opposition four days earlier.

Chances aplenty
The hosts started at a fast pace and took an early lead as Saulius Mikoliunas' inviting free-kick was parried by goalkeeper Jákup Mikkelsen for Jankauskas to tap in from two metres. The same player might have doubled Lithuania's advantage ten minutes later but could only flash a close-range header wide. Súni Olsen almost equalised just before the half-hour with a prodded effort from the edge of the penalty area although Danilevicius nearly added a second for the home side seven minutes before the break, his snap-shot flashing over with the goal at his mercy.

Point-blank save
Lithuania were almost made to pay for their missed chances two minutes after the interval when keeper Žydrunas Karčemarskas produced a fantastic point-blank save. Danilevicius then finally eased the home side's fears moments later, tapping in from close range after good work from Audrius Ksanavicius down the left-hand side left him with an open goal. Arunas Klimavičius and Danilevicius attempted to extend the lead with long-range efforts that sailed harmlessly over the bar and the away side started to force the play as the game entered the final 15 minutes, Jacobsen getting a last-minute consolation with a well-taken chip.

Last updated: 13/09/07 1.30CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

1
KarčemarskasŽydrūnas Karčemarskas (GK)
1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen (GK) (C)
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
7
BenjaminsenFródi Benjaminsen
15
KlimavičiusArūnas Klimavičius
4
DanielsenAtli Danielsen
Yellow Card49
5
SkerlaAndrius Skerla
14
HolstChristian Holst
Substitution74
3
AlunderisVidas Alunderis
5
J. JacobsenJón Jacobsen
19
IvaškevičiusKęstutis Ivaškevičius
8
ThomassenMikkjal Thomassen
11
MikoliūnasSaulius Mikoliunas
Substitution32
17
Sím. SamuelsenSímun Samuelsen
18
D. ČesnauskisDeividas Česnauskis
Substitution31
10
C. JacobsenChristian Jacobsen
Substitution84
23
KšanavičiusAudrius Kšanavičius
19
S. OlsenSúni Olsen
Yellow Card35
Substitution63
16
JankauskasEdgaras Jankauskas
Goal8
Substitution86
9
BorgJákup Borg
9
DanilevičiusTomas Danilevičius (C)
Goal53
6
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen
Goal90+3

Substitutes

12
GrybauskasPaulius Grybauskas (GK)
16
TórgardRené Tórgard (GK)
8
BeniušisRičardas Beniušis
2
P.HansenPauli Hansen
Substitution63
10
KalonasMindaugas Kalonas
Substitution31
3
Joh. DavidsenJóhan Davidsen
14
MorinasIgoris Morinas
11
FløtumAndrew Fløtum
Substitution84
4
ZelmikasIrmantas Zelmikas
12
H. SamuelsenHans Pauli Samuelsen
Substitution74
20
KučysAurimas Kučys
Substitution86
Yellow Card90+1
15
H. JacobsenHerbert Jacobsen
17
VeličkaAndrius Velička
Substitution32
18
ElttørHjalgrím Elttør

Coach

Algimantas Liubinskas (LTU) Jógvan Martin Olsen (FRO)

Referee

Tsvetan Georgiev (BUL)

Assistant referees

Krassimir Kerezov (BUL), Ivan Valchev (BUL)

Fourth official

Stanislav Todorov (BUL)

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