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Greece maintain strong start

Published: Saturday 6 June 2009, 2.45CET
Lithuania 0-1 Greece
The visitors made it two wins from as many games in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Marijampole.
by Kestutis Gimbutas
from Marijampole
Greece maintain strong start
Greece made it two wins in a row in Group 9 ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 6 June 2009, 2.45CET

Greece maintain strong start

Lithuania 0-1 Greece
The visitors made it two wins from as many games in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Marijampole.

Greece won their second 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier 1-0 against Lithuania in Marijampole to sit top of Group 9 with a maximum six points.

Late winner
Socratis Papastathopoulos's solitary strike was enough for the visitors who had beaten FYR Macedonia in their first fixture. In a tight opening period, Vassilis Koutsianikoulis had the best two chances for Greece while, at the other end, Georgios Siakkas nearly put through his own net following a 15th-minute corner. In a more open second half, Lithuania's Jevgenij Moroz fired over the bar from ten metres out in the 75th minute and the hosts paid for that miss less than sixty seconds later. Lithuania goalkeeper Vytautas Černiauskas parried a cross into the path of Papastathopoulos who slotted in from point-blank range. Lithuania coach Valdas Ivanauskas was content with his side's performance in their opening qualifier but rued their missed chances. "Unfortunately, the unwritten law of football was confirmed: If you do not score, the other team does," he said. "It cost us."

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.06CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Greece

Greece

1
ČerniauskasVytautas Černiauskas (GK)
1
StratilatisKyriakos Stratilatis (GK)
2
KlimavičiusLinas Klimavičius
2
PapazoglouTassos Papazoglou
Substitution46
3
FridrikasMantas Fridrikas
3
SiovasDimitris Siovas
4
UrbaitisKarolis Urbaitis
4
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos (C)
Yellow Card72
Goal76
7
PapšysMarius Papšys (C)
5
BoukouvalasMichalis Boukouvalas
8
VaitkūnasEgidijus Vaitkūnas
6
SiakkasGiorgos Siakas
10
MorozJevgenij Moroz
7
KoutsianikoulisVassilis Koutsianikoulis
Substitution80
11
ZekasLukas Zekas
Substitution46
8
PliatsikasVassilis Pliatsikas
13
RemezaDonatas Remeza
Substitution81
9
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
14
Tad. EliošiusTadas Eliošius
Substitution90
10
TachtsidisPanagiotis Tachtsidis
Substitution46
18
NovikovasArvydas Novikovas
11
IoannidisGiorgos Ioannidis
Yellow Card36

Substitutes

12
ValinčiusPovilas Valinčius (GK)
12
AndroutsosApostolos Androutsos (GK)
5
GordejDenis Gordej
13
RizogiannisPantelis Rizogiannis
6
VaskelaArminas Vaskela
Substitution90
14
KatsikogiannisGiorgos Katsikogiannis
9
MatulevičiusDeivydas Matulevičius
Substitution81
15
DimoutsosElini Dimoutsos
Substitution46
15
LipskisAndrius Lipskis
16
G. PapadopoulosGiannis Papadopoulos
Substitution80
16
BrackusEdvinas Brackus
17
GiantsisDimitrios Giantsis
Substitution46
17
ZagurskasEivinas Zagurskas
Substitution46
18
AthanasiadisStefanos Athanasiadis

Coach

Valdas-Augustinas Ivanauskas (LTU) Nikos Nioplias (GRE)

Referee

Magnus Thorisson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Áskell Thór Gíslason (ISL), Gylfi Mar Sigurdsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Eyjolfur Magnus Kristinsson (ISL)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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