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Rampant Latvia run riot in Riga

Published: Sunday 7 June 2009, 2.45CET
Latvia 4-0 Andorra
The hosts made the perfect start to their Group 1 qualifying bid with a dominant display, Vadims Žuļevs adding the final goal of an emphatic win.
by Mihail Korolev
from Riga
Rampant Latvia run riot in Riga
Latvia scored four goals in their qualifying opener ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LatviaAndorra

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 04:24 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Sunday 7 June 2009, 2.45CET

Rampant Latvia run riot in Riga

Latvia 4-0 Andorra
The hosts made the perfect start to their Group 1 qualifying bid with a dominant display, Vadims Žuļevs adding the final goal of an emphatic win.

Latvia commenced their bid to qualify for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with a 4-0 win against Andorra at the Skonto Stadium in Riga.

Gauračs penalty
The hosts put out their strongest lineup although it was not until the 42nd minute that they made the breakthrough. Latvia had created plenty of chances but failed to take them before Igors Tarasovs won a penalty which striker Edgars Gauračs duly dispatched. The second half continued in the same vein although Genadijs Šitiks's men were more clinical in front of goal. Artjoms Rudņevs made it 2-0 in the 71st minute and Ritvars Rugins placed a fine header on target soon after before Vadims Žuļevs rounded off the result in added time, giving Latvia a great start to their Group 1 campaign.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.05CET

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Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Andorra

Andorra

1
IkstensKaspars Ikstens (GK)
1
OlivaOriol Oliva (GK)
14
MežsToms Mežs
2
C. MartínezCristian Martínez
Yellow Card52
4
KazuraJevgēņijs Kazura
3
ManeiroDavid Maneiro
15
Kuplovs-OginskisAleksejs Kuplovs-Oginskis
4
A. RodríguesAdrian Rodrígues (C)
13
GaiļusVadims Gaiļus
Substitution62
5
Emili GarciaEmili Garcia
8
GramovičsAleksandrs Gramovičs
Substitution76
12
RocaÀlex Roca
6
TarasovsIgors Tarasovs
Yellow Card26
6
BuixóEric Buixó
Yellow Card23
Red Card41
5
KosmačovsJevgēņijs Kosmačovs (C)
8
SirvanCarles Sirvan
9
KamešsVladimirs Kamešs
Substitution65
11
Marc GarcíaMarc García
Substitution85
10
GauračsEdgars Gauračs
Goal41
9
MadeiraDavid Madeira
Substitution69
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Goal70
10
J. MartínezJöel Martínez
Substitution51

Substitutes

12
VaičulisArtūrs Vaičulis (GK)
13
AleixJoan Aleix (GK)
3
PihockisStaņislavs Pihockis
7
AloyGerard Aloy
Substitution51
Yellow Card90+2
2
PetrenkoDeniss Petrenko
14
VieiraXavier Vieira
Substitution69
17
SolovjovsAleksandrs Solovjovs
Substitution76
18
D. RodríguezDavid Rodríguez
7
ŽulevsVadims Žulevs
Substitution65
Goal90
15
RiberaAlbert Ribera
18
RuginsRitvars Rugins
Substitution62
Goal74
16
IzquierdoAlex Izquierdo
Substitution85
11
TurkovsDaniils Turkovs
17
Jordi CastellaJordi Castella

Coach

Genadijs Sitiks (LVA) Justo Ruiz (AND)

Referee

Ararat Tshagharyan (ARM)

Assistant referees

Arshak Knyazyan (ARM), Artur Muradyan (ARM)

Fourth official

Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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