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Zagurskas seals Lithuania success

Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.19CET
Lithuania 1-0 FYR Macedonia
Eivinas Zagurskas struck with just five minutes gone to lift the hosts above their opponents at the bottom of qualifying Group 9.
by Sergei Vorobyov
from S. Darius & S. Girenas Stadium
Zagurskas seals Lithuania success
Lithuania fans had a welcome win against FYR Macedonia to cheer ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 13 November 2009, 17.19CET

Zagurskas seals Lithuania success

Lithuania 1-0 FYR Macedonia
Eivinas Zagurskas struck with just five minutes gone to lift the hosts above their opponents at the bottom of qualifying Group 9.

Lithuania celebrated their first victory in 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9 as Eivinas Zagurskas's early strike lifted them above bottom side FYR Macedonia.

Few chances
In a game of few real chances in Kaunas, the home side took advantage of their first opening to seize all three points. With the match only five minutes old, Zagurskas found the back of the net with an excellent shot which visiting goalkeeper Marko Jovanovski tried in vain to keep out. FYR Macedonia gradually recovered from that setback and began to test Vytautas Černiauskas in the home goal, though Arvydas Novikovas was guilty of firing over in a good position at the other end.

Urdinov chance
The visitors then looked poised to level eight minutes before half-time, only for Yani Urdinov to fail to control the ball, allowing Černiauskas to gather. They failed to trouble Vitalijus Stankevicius's side in the second period and now find themselves rooted to the bottom of the section on two points, eleven behind section leaders Greece having played one game more. Lithuania have four points, three less than second-placed England, who boast two games in hand.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.05CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

FYROM

FYROM

1
ČerniauskasVytautas Černiauskas (GK)
1
JovanovskiMarko Jovanovski (GK)
2
KlimavičiusLinas Klimavičius
2
GeorgievskiDaniel Georgievski
Yellow Card59
3
FridrikasMantas Fridrikas
3
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
4
UrbaitisKarolis Urbaitis
4
RistovskiStefan Ristovski
6
KrasnovskisPovilas Krasnovskis
5
DimitrovskiVladimir Dimitrovski (C)
Substitution87
7
PapšysMarius Papšys (C)
Substitution89
6
UrdinovYani Urdinov
8
VaitkūnasEgidijus Vaitkūnas
7
PetrovicMilovan Petrovic
11
Tad. EliošiusTadas Eliošius
Substitution71
8
StojkovDragan Stojkov
Substitution61
14
KochanauskasLukas Kochanauskas
Substitution51
9
Aleksandar StankovAleksandar Stankov
Substitution78
15
ZagurskasEivinas Zagurskas
Goal5
10
MuaremMuarem Muarem
18
NovikovasArvydas Novikovas
11
GeorgievDragan Georgiev

Substitutes

12
ValinčiusPovilas Valinčius (GK)
12
EfremovAndreja Efremov (GK)
5
RačkusAudrius Račkus
13
SiljanovskiGoran Siljanovski
9
MatulevičiusDeivydas Matulevičius
Substitution51
14
RistevskiKirce Ristevski
10
MacežinskasRamūnas Macežinskas
Substitution89
15
Antonio StankovAntonio Stankov
Substitution87
13
LipskisAndrius Lipskis
Substitution71
16
SpirovskiStefan Spirovski
Substitution61
16
JanušauskasPaulius Janušauskas
17
AltiparmakovskiMarjan Altiparmakovski
17
StiklakisLukas Stiklakis
18
PetkovskiFilip Petkovski
Substitution78

Coach

Vitalijus Stankevičius (LTU) Boban Babunski (MKD)

Referee

Pavel Olšiak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Radomir Sluk (SVK), Ondrej Brendza (SVK)

Fourth official

Peter Kralović (SVK)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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