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Nothing to separate Lithuania and Scotland

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 23.00CET
Lituania 0-0 Scotland
The Group I rivals started their bids with a goalless draw in what is the fourth successive EURO campaign in which they have met.
Nothing to separate Lithuania and Scotland
Saulius Mikoliunas (left) challenges Scotland's Scott Brown ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LithuaniaScotland

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts5
 
10
Attempts on target1
 
6
Attempts off target2
 
4
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners1
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed25
 
21
Fouls suffered15
 
21

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 23.00CET

Nothing to separate Lithuania and Scotland

Lituania 0-0 Scotland
The Group I rivals started their bids with a goalless draw in what is the fourth successive EURO campaign in which they have met.

Scotland began their bid to qualify for a first major tournament since the 1998 FIFA World Cup with a goalless draw against Lithuania in UEFA EURO 2012 qualification Group I.

Meeting for the fourth EURO campaign in succession, the two teams largely cancelled each other out in a game in which clear-cut chances were few and far between. Saulius Mikoliunas and Stephen McManus produced their sides' best efforts in the first half and despite Scotland forcing the issue after the break the deadlocked remained unbroken.

Former Heart of Midlothian FC midfielder Mikoliunas forced Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor to beat away his stinging drive after 17 minutes, by which point the well-placed Kenny Miller had mis-kicked Steven Naismith's cut-back and had a deflected volley held by Žydrūnas Karčemarskas.

There was a pace and tenacity about the early proceedings which made for an interesting spectacle even if goalmouth action was proving thin on the ground. Barry Robson attempted to change that with a free-kick which extended Karčemarskas before Darren Fletcher's shot forced the Lithuania No1 into another save soon after.

The visitors' clearest opportunity arrived ten minutes before the break when McManus, up from the back, volleyed Fletcher's deep set-piece back across goal and narrowly wide of the far post. Encouraged by their positive finish to the first period, Scotland threatened again four minutes after the restart, the unmarked Miller this time heading Robson's cross straight at Karčemarskas.

Alan Hutton then crossed for Naismith, whose effort failed to trouble Karčemarskas as the visitors sensed a winner. Despite a spell of late pressure Scotland had to settle for a point ahead of their meeting with Liechtenstein on Tuesday, when Lithuania visit the Czech Republic.

Last updated: 03/09/10 23.18CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Scotland

Scotland

1
KarčemarskasŽydrūnas Karčemarskas (GK)
1
McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
2
HuttonAlan Hutton
3
RadavičiusRamūnas Radavičius
Yellow Card18
3
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
Substitution90
4
KijanskasTadas Kijanskas
Yellow Card15
4
McManusStephen McManus
5
SkerlaAndrius Skerla
Yellow Card67
5
WeirDavid Weir
7
PankaMindaugas Panka
6
McCullochLee McCulloch
Yellow Card72
8
E. ČesnauskisEdgaras Česnauskis
7
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher (C)
9
DanilevičiusTomas Danilevičius (C)
Substitution90
8
RobsonBarry Robson
Substitution69
10
ŠernasDarvydas Šernas
Substitution80
9
MillerKenny Miller
13
MikoliūnasSaulius Mikoliunas
Substitution71
10
BrownScott Brown
Yellow Card42
Substitution76
23
StankevičiusMarius Stankevičius
11
S. NaismithSteven Naismith

Substitutes

12
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
12
MarshallDavid Marshall (GK)
11
PoškusRobertas Poškus
Substitution71
14
BerraChristophe Berra
Substitution90
14
PilibaitisLinas Pilibaitis
15
BoydKris Boyd
15
LukšaVytautas Lukša
Substitution80
16
McFaddenJames McFadden
Substitution69
16
IvaškevičiusKęstutis Ivaškevičius
Substitution90
Yellow Card90+3
18
HartleyPaul Hartley
19
BeniušisRičardas Beniušis
19
MorrisonJames Morrison
Substitution76
21
DeduraIgnas Dedura
20
DorransGraham Dorrans

Coach

Raimondas Žutautas (LTU) Craig Levein (SCO)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Assistant referees

Bahattin Duran (TUR), Tarik Ongun (TUR)

Fourth official

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

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