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Czechs out to deny Lithuania unlikely double

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET
Lithuania have not won in Group I since their September 2010 success in Olomouc and the Czech Republic will aim to ensure it stays that way when the sides reconvene in Kaunas.
Czechs out to deny Lithuania unlikely double
Lithuania celebrate after beating the Czech Republic 1-0 in Olomouc ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

LithuaniaCzech Republic

Goals scored4
 
15
Total attempts91
 
121
Attempts on target28
 
47
Attempts off target42
 
54
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
1
Corners34
 
64
Offsides23
 
21
Yellow cards17
 
16
Red Cards1
 
2
Fouls committed137
 
129
Fouls suffered96
 
145
 
Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET

Czechs out to deny Lithuania unlikely double

Lithuania have not won in Group I since their September 2010 success in Olomouc and the Czech Republic will aim to ensure it stays that way when the sides reconvene in Kaunas.

Lithuania sprung a huge surprise when they met the Czech Republic for the first time in Group I but the visitors will want to ensure there is no repeat when the teams meet again in the closing UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier in Kaunas.

• Darvydas Šernas's powerful 26th-minute header proved enough for Raimondas Žutautas' men to earn a 1-0 victory in Olomouc on 7 September 2010, but that remains their only win in this qualifying campaign.

• Lithuania's record in five games against the Czech Republic reads W1 D0 L4 (W0 D0 L1 at home).

• The Czech Republic took maximum points when the sides met in UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying, winning 4-0 away and 2-0 at home as they topped Group 9 with a perfect record of ten victories from ten games. Lithuania finished fifth in the six-team section with 11 points.

• Michal Hornák and Patrik Berger grabbed the goals for the Czech Republic in the first match in Teplice on 27 March 1999, the latter via a 74th-minute penalty.

• The return in Vilnius on 4 September the same year was a more one-sided affair, thanks in large part to the 20th-minute dismissal of Edgaras Jankauskas. All the goals came in the second half, with Pavel Nedvěd and Jan Koller each scoring twice for the visitors.

• The first meeting between the two sides took place in Ostrava on 25 May 1994, when the Czech Republic sealed a 5-3 friendly win.

Last updated: 08/10/11 21.45CET

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