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Champions Spain start home campaign

Published: Monday 13 September 2010, 1.05CET
Having kicked off the defence of their European crown by defeating Liechtenstein 4-0, Spain entertain joint-leaders Lithuania in their second Group I fixture.
Champions Spain start home campaign
David Villa (left) scored Spain's second goal against Liechtenstein in La Roja's first group match ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

SpainLithuania

Goals scored26
 
4
Total attempts155
 
91
Attempts on target86
 
28
Attempts off target59
 
42
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
0
Corners70
 
34
Offsides24
 
23
Yellow cards3
 
17
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed78
 
137
Fouls suffered80
 
96
 
Published: Monday 13 September 2010, 1.05CET

Champions Spain start home campaign

Having kicked off the defence of their European crown by defeating Liechtenstein 4-0, Spain entertain joint-leaders Lithuania in their second Group I fixture.

World and European champions Spain contest their first competitive home game since their triumphant return from South Africa against Lithuania in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group I.

Match background
• Spain's record in four matches against Lithuania reads W3 D1 L0 (W2 D0 L0 at home).

• The sides made their initial introductions in Seville on 24 February 1993 in the first of a pair of 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with Spain winning 5-0 thanks to goals from Cristóbal, José María Bakero, Aitor 'Txiki' Begiristain, Thomas Christiansen and Adolfo Aldana. Julen Guerrero then scored twice to seal a 2-0 success in the return fixture.

• The teams were pooled together again in qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, but this time the encounters between them proved much closer. They drew 0-0 in Vilnius on 13 October 2004 before Spain prevailed 1-0 in Valencia on 4 June the following year, Albert Luque firing the 68th-minute winning effort.

• Lithuania have thus failed to score against Spain in four matches, during which time they have conceded eight goals.

Last updated: 17/09/10 17.42CET

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