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Slovenia top Group 2 after Lithuania win

Published: Thursday 10 November 2011, 20.09CET
Slovenia 2-0 Lithuania
First-half goals from Robert Berić and Dejan Lazarevič gave Slovenia victory and put them top of Group 2.
by Grega Sever
from Športni Park
Slovenia top Group 2 after Lithuania win
Slovenia celebrate the opening goal against Lithuania ©Primož Lovrič
Published: Thursday 10 November 2011, 20.09CET

Slovenia top Group 2 after Lithuania win

Slovenia 2-0 Lithuania
First-half goals from Robert Berić and Dejan Lazarevič gave Slovenia victory and put them top of Group 2.

First-half goals from Robert Berić and Dejan Lazarevič gave Slovenia the ascendancy in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 as they completed the double over Lithuania.

Kevin Kampl scored the only goal when the sides met in Lithuania in June, but it was a smoother ride for Slovenia this time. There were early warning signs for the visitors as captain Rajko Rep, in the first minute, and Haris Vučkič both forced Emilijus Zubas into a good saves.

The breakthrough came on 23 minutes, when Kampl's low cross was turned in by Berić for his third goal in qualifying. The lead was doubled 14 minutes later as Vučkič's delivery afforded Lazarevič a simple finish. It was one-way traffic and there should have been more goals in the second half, Berić getting in the way of Vučkič's shot, but the three points were secure.

The win puts Slovenia three points above Sweden, who play the first of two games in hand against Malta on Tuesday, when Lithuania meet Ukraine.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.08CET

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Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Lithuania

Lithuania

1
OblakJan Oblak (GK)
1
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK)
2
JovičBoban Jovič
2
JarmalavičiusKarolis Jarmalavičius
3
TrajkovskiDejan Trajkovski
Substitution85
4
PilypasErnestas Pilypas
4
KrhinRené Krhin
6
JuozaitisJaunius Juozaitis
5
Aljaž StrunaAljaž Struna
7
BrokasAudrius Brokas
6
MitrovičNemanja Mitrovič
8
ŽulpaArtūras Žulpa (C)
Substitution85
7
KamplKevin Kampl
10
ČernychFedor Černych
Substitution75
8
RepRajko Rep (C)
Substitution73
14
UrbaitisKarolis Urbaitis
Yellow Card39
9
H. VučkičHaris Vučkič
Substitution89
15
VaskelaArminas Vaskela
Substitution70
10
LazarevičDejan Lazarevič
Goal37
18
NovikovasArvydas Novikovas
19
BerićRobert Berić
Goal23
20
NakrošiusDonatas Nakrošius

Substitutes

12
DžafićElvis Džafić (GK)
12
BražinskasAivaras Bražinskas (GK)
14
BlažičMiha Blažič
5
VeliulisErnestas Veliulis
Substitution70
15
JeleničEnej Jelenič
Substitution73
17
PetkusEdvinas Petkus
Substitution75
16
M. MevljaMiha Mevlja
Substitution89
19
MartišauskisLukas Martišauskis
17
FinkMatic Fink
Substitution85
21
Tautv. EliošiusTautvydas Eliošius
Substitution85
18
MilecMartin Milec
23
ŽarskisEdgaras Žarskis
20
ČrnčičLeon Črnčič

Coach

Tomaž Kavčič (SVN) Vitalijus Stankevičius (LTU)

Referee

Lasha Silagava (GEO)

Assistant referees

Zaza Menteshashvili (GEO), Levan Todria (GEO)

Fourth official

Tornike Gvantseladze (GEO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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