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Purović powers Serbians to summit

Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.20CET
Serbia and Montenegro 3-2 Lithuania Milan Purović scored a hat-trick as the home side climbed from third to first in Group 7.
by Aleksandar Bošković
from Novi Sad
Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.20CET

Purović powers Serbians to summit

Serbia and Montenegro 3-2 Lithuania Milan Purović scored a hat-trick as the home side climbed from third to first in Group 7.

Serbia and Montenegro moved to the top of Group 7 after prevailing by the odd goal in five against Lithuania in Novi Sad.

Purovic treble
FK Crvena Zvevda forward Milan Purović scored a hat-trick for the home side, who were also able to celebrate climbing from third place to first in the section after Belgium drew 1-1 in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Purović got the Serbians going in the 21st minute, connecting with captain Danko Lazovic's cross to power in the opener.

Stepanov scare
The same combination produced the second goal on 53 minutes, again putting the home side a goal in front after Milan Stepanov had put through his own net to pull Lithuania level a minute after the restart.

Pilibaitis consolation
The crucial fourth goal would go Purović's way, however, and he clinically converted his third of the night in the 70th minute with a left-footed strike from eight metres. Even though Lithunia struck three minutes later through forward Linas Pilibaitis, they could not level and remain fourth in the group.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.06CET

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Lineups

Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia and Montenegro

Lithuania

Lithuania

1
StojkovićVladimir Stojković (GK)
1
MalinauskasMindaugas Malinauskas (GK)
2
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
2
SokolovAndrei Sokolov
3
TošićDuško Tošić
3
ŽaliukasMarius Žaliukas
4
TodorovićIvan Todorović
5
MikuckisTomas Mikuckis (C)
Yellow Card20
Goal46
5
StepanovMilan Stepanov
Yellow Card55
8
SkroblasAlfredas Skroblas
6
BiševacMilan Biševac
9
KavaliauskasVitalijus Kavaliauskas
Substitution31
7
LazovićDanko Lazović (C)
Substitution72
10
KalonasMindaugas Kalonas
8
RadovićMiroslav Radović
Yellow Card61
14
ŠidlauskasAndrius Šidlauskas
Substitution46
9
PurovićMilan Purović
Goal21
Yellow Card54
Goal54
Goal70
Substitution90+2
15
LukšaVytautas Lukša
Substitution82
10
MilijašNenad Milijaš
Substitution89
16
MiceikaDarius Miceika
11
TrišovićAleksandar Trišović
17
PankaMindaugas Panka
Yellow Card64

Substitutes

12
VujadinovićMiroslav Vujadinović (GK)
12
KilijonasŠarūnas Kilijonas (GK)
13
R. LakićRisto Lakić
4
BagužisMindaugas Bagužis
14
LazarevićMladen Lazarević
Substitution89
7
KijanskasTadas Kijanskas
15
RajkovićSlobodan Rajković
11
ČinikasMarius Činikas
16
PerovićMarko Perović
13
TomkevičiusGiedrius Tomkevičius
Substitution46
17
BurzanovićIgor Burzanović
Substitution72
18
PilibaitisLinas Pilibaitis
Substitution31
Goal73
18
PopovićLazar Popović
Substitution90+2
19
ŠernasDarvydas Šernas
Substitution82

Coach

Dragomir Okuka (SRB) Vitalijus Stankevičius (LTU)

Referee

Kuddusi Müftüoglu (TUR)

Assistant referees

Baki Tuncay Akkin (TUR), Orkun Aktaş (TUR)

Fourth official

Özgüç Türkalp (TUR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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