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Ukra keeps Portugal hanging on

Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 20.45CET
Lithuania 0-1 Portugal
Portugal moved back into contention for second spot in Group 9 thanks to Ukra's 18th-minute strike in Marijampole.
by Evgeni Polyakov
from Marijampole
Ukra keeps Portugal hanging on
Ukra (left) takes on Eivinas Zagurskas ©Evaldas Šemiotas

Match statistics

LithuaniaPortugal

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target4
 
7
Attempts off target0
5
Corners2
 
7
Fouls committed12
 
7
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 14:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 20.45CET

Ukra keeps Portugal hanging on

Lithuania 0-1 Portugal
Portugal moved back into contention for second spot in Group 9 thanks to Ukra's 18th-minute strike in Marijampole.

Ukra scored the only goal after 18 minutes as Portugal defeated Lithuania 1-0 to collect their third win in Group 9 and move to within a point of second-placed England.

The 22-year-old headed in David Simão's corner to put Portugal back in contention in the section ahead of their meeting with England in Barcelos on 3 September.

The visiting side created the first opening of the night and though home goalkeeper Vytautas Černiauskas somehow blocked André Castro's header, Ukra struck seven minutes later. Portugal came close to doubling their advantage on 25 minutes only for Černiauskas to tip away Simão's curling shot.

Portugal dominated the opening period but only had one goal to show for their efforts and were nearly made to pay after the break as Lithuania came back into the game. Midway through the half Mantas Fridrikas should have done better from close range off Marius Papšys's corner and four minutes later Rui Patrício saved brilliantly from Fedor Chernykh as Oceanu Cruz's side held on for the points.

Victory leaves Portugal third on ten points, one behind England and six off leaders Greece with games against England and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to come. Lithuania, in fourth, play England in their final game on 7 September.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.44CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Portugal

Portugal

1
ČerniauskasVytautas Černiauskas (GK)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
2
KlimavičiusLinas Klimavičius
2
Fábio FariaFábio Faria
Yellow Card59
Substitution67
3
FridrikasMantas Fridrikas
Yellow Card78
3
André PintoAndré Pinto
4
AndriuškevičiusVytautas Andriuškevičius
4
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço (C)
6
KrasnovskisPovilas Krasnovskis
Yellow Card14
5
SimãoDavid Simão
Yellow Card73
Substitution80
7
PapšysMarius Papšys (C)
6
André SantosAndré Santos
8
VaitkūnasEgidijus Vaitkūnas
7
Daniel CandeiasDaniel Candeias
Substitution72
9
ČernychFedor Černych
8
André CastroAndré Castro
11
Tad. EliošiusTadas Eliošius
9
Orlando SáOrlando Sá
15
ZagurskasEivinas Zagurskas
Substitution86
17
UkraUkra
Goal16
18
NovikovasArvydas Novikovas
Substitution82
18
João GonçalvesJoão Gonçalves

Substitutes

12
ValinčiusPovilas Valinčius (GK)
12
DiegoDiego (GK)
5
MiškinisMarius Miškinis
10
Rui PedroRui Pedro
10
BiskysErnestas Biskys
11
João AurélioJoão Aurélio
Substitution67
13
MastianicaEdgaras Mastianica
Substitution82
13
BuraBura
Substitution80
14
UrbaitisKarolis Urbaitis
14
João SilvaJoão Silva
16
BrokasAudrius Brokas
Substitution86
Yellow Card90
16
PizziPizzi
17
JasaitisEdvinas Jasaitis
20
André AlmeidaAndré Almeida
Substitution72

Coach

Vitalijus Stankevičius (LTU) Oceano da Cruz (POR)

Referee

Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Assistant referees

Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Massimiliano Rosi (ITA)

Fourth official

Carmine Russo (ITA)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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