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Ukraine come a cropper in Kaunas

Published: Sunday 18 November 2007, 0.04CET
Lithuania 2-0 Ukraine
Mantas Savenas scored one and set up another as the home side moved to within three points of their Group B rivals.
Ukraine come a cropper in Kaunas
Tomas Danilevicius (No9) scored Lithuania's second ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LithuaniaUkraine

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
4
Attempts off target2
 
6
Corners3
 
5
Fouls committed11
 
10
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Sunday 18 November 2007, 0.04CET

Ukraine come a cropper in Kaunas

Lithuania 2-0 Ukraine
Mantas Savenas scored one and set up another as the home side moved to within three points of their Group B rivals.

Mantas Savenas scored one and created another as Lithuania defeated Ukraine 2-0 to give themselves hope of finishing above the FIFA World Cup quarter-finalists in Group B.

Stunning second
The striker lit up a poor first half with a poacher's finish four minutes before the break and then paved the way for Tomas Danilevicius to double the lead in stunning style. Ukraine had sporadic opportunities to make a mark on the game, but their finishing was sloppy. The victory keeps Lithuania in fifth spot, three points behind Ukraine – who next entertain France – ahead of their concluding match in Georgia.

Highlight
The tone for what was to come was set with only two minutes gone when Ukraine's Volodymyr Yezerskiy, lurking on the edge of the area, scuffed his shot into a crowd of Lithuania defenders. Half-chances came and went for both sides, yet it was not until Savenas had forced Olexandr Shovkovskiy to tip a free-kick around the post in the 18th minute that the game had a highlight.

Numerous chances
The opening goal would go to Lithuania and Savenas. Igoris Morinas supplied the decisive cross, though in reality it was a poor clearance which allowed Savenas to fire the ball into the middle of the net from nine metres. Ukraine had numerous opportunities to hit back before Danilevicius scored a brilliant second by chipping the ball over the head of Andriy Pyatov, deputising in goal after Shovkovskiy had picked up a knock.

Last updated: 18/11/07 0.30CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
KarčemarskasŽydrūnas Karčemarskas (GK)
1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK)
Substitution44
13
PaulauskasGediminas Paulauskas
13
ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
15
KlimavičiusArūnas Klimavičius
Yellow Card65
17
VaschukVladyslav Vaschuk
2
StankevičiusMarius Stankevičius
8
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
Substitution72
3
DeduraIgnas Dedura
5
YezerskiyVolodymyr Yezerskiy
5
SkerlaAndrius Skerla
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
6
ŽvirgždauskasTomas Žvirgždauskas
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk
18
PapeckysTadas Papeckys
Substitution17
9
GusevOleh Gusev
7
SavenasMantas Savenas
Goal41
14
RotanRuslan Rotan
9
DanilevičiusTomas Danilevičius (C)
Goal67
Yellow Card75
Substitution82
7
ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko (C)
Yellow Card80
11
JankauskasEdgaras Jankauskas
Substitution90
10
VoroninAndriy Voronin
Substitution69

Substitutes

12
GrybauskasPaulius Grybauskas (GK)
23
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
Substitution44
4
AlunderisVidas Alunderis
2
RomanchukOleksandr Romanchuk
10
KalonasMindaugas Kalonas
Substitution90
3
FedorovSerhiy Fedorov
14
MorinasIgoris Morinas
Substitution17
22
GrytsayOlexandr Grytsay
17
VeličkaAndrius Velička
Substitution82
18
NazarenkoSerhiy Nazarenko
Substitution72
8
LabukasTadas Labukas
15
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
Substitution69
21
BeniušisRičardas Beniušis
16
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey

Coach

Algimantas Liubinskas (LTU) Oleh Blokhin (UKR)

Referee

David Malcolm (NIR)

Assistant referees

John McDowell (NIR), Paul Munn (NIR)

Fourth official

Mark Courtney (NIR)

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