The official website for European football

Latvia leave Malta with three points

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 22.30CET
Malta 0-2 Latvia
The visitors registered their first points of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F courtesy of a goal in each half.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Ta' Qali National Stadium
Latvia leave Malta with three points
Kaspars Gorkšs (No13) celebrates giving Latvia the lead ©Domenic Aquilina

Match statistics

MaltaLatvia

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts21
 
13
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target9
 
5
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
8
Offsides3
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
11
Fouls suffered11
 
11

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 22.30CET

Latvia leave Malta with three points

Malta 0-2 Latvia
The visitors registered their first points of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F courtesy of a goal in each half.

Goals from Kaspars Gorkšs and Maris Verpakovskis secured Latvia a comfortable victory against Malta in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F.

Beaten 3-0 at home by Croatia on Friday, the visitors were rarely in any danger once Gorkšs had struck two minutes before half-time. Verpakovskis made sure of their victory late on, leaving Malta still searching for their first points of the campaign after they lost their own opening match to Israel.

A low-key first half was drawing to a close when Gorkšs broke the deadlock by heading in Aleksandrs Cauņa's free-kick. With Shaun Bajada doing his best to help Malta back into proceedings, the hosts rallied somewhat after the break, but Verkapovskis eventually quelled the revolt from John Buttigieg's team when he outwitted André Agius and beat Andrew Hogg with a fine solo effort five minutes from time.

Last updated: 07/09/10 22.22CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2012/matches/round=15171/match=2002276/postmatch/report/index.html#latvia+good+malta

Lineups

Malta

Malta

Latvia

Latvia

1
HoggAndrew Hogg (GK)
12
VaņinsAndris Vaņins (GK)
2
CaruanaJonathan Caruana
2
KļavaOskars Kļava
Yellow Card34
3
MamoCarlo Mamo
Substitution77
5
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
4
SciberrasGareth Sciberras
Substitution77
6
IvanovsDeniss Ivanovs
5
AgiusAndré Agius
Yellow Card39
7
MihadjuksPāvels Mihadjuks
6
BajadaShaun Bajada
8
CauņaAleksandrs Cauņa
8
BriffaRoderick Briffa
9
VerpakovskisMāris Verpakovskis
Goal85
Substitution90+2
9
MifsudMichael Mifsud (C)
Yellow Card58
10
RubinsAndrejs Rubins
10
CohenAndrew Cohen
13
GorkšsKaspars Gorkšs (C)
Goal43
15
E. MuscatEmmanuel Muscat
Substitution59
15
RafaļskisMaksims Rafaļskis
Yellow Card61
Substitution82
18
PaceJamie Pace
17
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Substitution70

Substitutes

12
M. MuscatMario Muscat (GK)
1
KoļinkoAleksandrs Koļinko (GK)
7
WoodsIvan Woods
3
AstafjevsVitālijs Astafjevs
Substitution82
11
BogdanovicDaniel Bogdanovic
Substitution59
Yellow Card65
4
KrjauklisRitus Krjauklis
13
FaillaClayton Failla
Substitution77
11
G. KarlsonsĢirts Karlsons
Substitution70
14
HerreraEdward Herrera
14
PerepļotkinsAndrejs Perepļotkins
Substitution90+2
16
FenechRyan Fenech
Substitution77
18
ŽigajevsJurijs Žigajevs
17
GrimaMassimo Grima
19
FertovsAleksandrs Fertovs

Coach

John Buttigieg (MLT) Aleksandrs Starkovs (LVA)

Referee

Tony Asumaa (FIN)

Assistant referees

Matti Heininen (FIN), Mikko Alakare (FIN)

Fourth official

Ville Järvenpää (FIN)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2013 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.