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Liechtenstein frustrate Lithuania for a second time

Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 19.45CET
Lithuania 0-0 Liechtenstein
Lithuania's slim hopes of Group I second place were effectively ended after Liechtenstein secured their fourth point against their opponents.
by Vaidotas Januška
from S.Darius & S.Girenas stadium
Liechtenstein frustrate Lithuania for a second time
Deividas Česnauskis skips way from the challenge of Liechtenstein's Franz Burgmeier ©Valdas Knyzelis

Match statistics

LithuaniaLiechtenstein

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts17
 
7
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
3
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
4
Offsides10
 
8
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
19

Standings

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

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 2 September 2011, 19.45CET

Liechtenstein frustrate Lithuania for a second time

Lithuania 0-0 Liechtenstein
Lithuania's slim hopes of Group I second place were effectively ended after Liechtenstein secured their fourth point against their opponents.

Lithuania are all but out of the race for the second place in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group I after a goalless draw with Liechtenstein.

The home side, unsuccessful in their attempts to avenge a 2-0 defeat in Vaduz three months ago, are now four points behind Czech Republic having played a game more. That gap will increase to seven tomorrow if the second-placed Czechs defeat Scotland, Lithuania's hosts on Tuesday. Edgaras Česnauskis will miss the encounter in Glasgow having been sent off with 15 minutes remaining.

Saulius Mikoliunas and Edgaras Česnauskis were active on either flank for Lithuania, but their only effort on goal in the early stages was a snapshot from the latter straight at Peter Jehle. Instead it was Liechtenstein who nearly opened the scoring on the counterattack, but Martin Büchel's lob was tipped on to the top of the crossbar by Žydrūnas Karčemarskas. Lithuania‘s best chance of the first half came when Tadas Kijanskas's header from a corner was blocked on the line.

Liechtenstein grew in confidence after the restart as they began to stifle Lithuania's advances, and on the hour a defensive clearance fell to Franz Burgmeier, whose shot from 12 metres was parried by Karčemarskas. Frustration then boiled over for Lithuania as Edgaras Česnauskis was dismissed for a challenge on Büchel.

Deividas Česnauskis nearly made up for his brother's aberration with two efforts, the second of which was pushed away by Jehle. The Liechtenstein No1 also kept out a volley from substitute Tadas Labukas. The visitors might have snatched a winner when Karčemarskas spilled a shot by David Hasler, but Marco Ritzberger's follow-up effort was blocked.

Four minutes into added time, Jehle made another vital intervention, denying Tomas Danilevičius after the Lithuania captain had been set up by Labukas. Liechtenstein now prepare for Tuesday's visit to Spain.

Last updated: 03/09/11 21.26CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
KarčemarskasŽydrūnas Karčemarskas (GK)
1
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
2
ŠemberasDeividas Šemberas
3
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
4
KijanskasTadas Kijanskas
4
RechsteinerMartin Rechsteiner
6
ŽaliukasMarius Žaliukas
5
OehriYves Oehri
Yellow Card50
Substitution52
7
PankaMindaugas Panka
Substitution88
6
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa
8
E. ČesnauskisEdgaras Česnauskis
Red Card75
10
M. FrickMario Frick (C)
Yellow Card86
9
DanilevičiusTomas Danilevičius (C)
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
13
MikoliūnasSaulius Mikoliunas
Substitution64
13
M. BüchelMartin Büchel
Substitution90
15
KlimavičiusArūnas Klimavičius
Yellow Card68
15
D. HaslerDavid Hasler
18
D. ČesnauskisDeividas Česnauskis
20
WieserSandro Wieser
Yellow Card14
Substitution46
20
NovikovasArvydas Novikovas
Yellow Card42
Substitution46
21
RitzbergerMarco Ritzberger

Substitutes

12
ŠetkusErnestas Šetkus (GK)
12
B. BüchelBenjamin Büchel (GK)
11
PapšysMarius Papšys
Substitution64
19
BiçerCengiz Biçer (GK)
14
PilibaitisLinas Pilibaitis
14
W. KieberWolfgang Kieber
Substitution90
16
IvaškevičiusKęstutis Ivaškevičius
17
HanselmannRony Hanselmann
17
SavenasMantas Savenas
Substitution88
18
N. HaslerNicolas Hasler
Substitution46
19
LabukasTadas Labukas
Substitution46
22
KaufmannDaniel Kaufmann
Substitution52
21
BeniušisRičardas Beniušis

Coach

Raimondas Žutautas (LTU) Hans-Peter Zaugg (SUI)

Referee

Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Geir Åge Holen (NOR), Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)

Fourth official

Espen Berntsen (NOR)

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