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Lithuania secure slender victory against Ukraine

Published: Monday 4 June 2012, 2.45CET
Lithuania 1-0 Ukraine
Despite going down to ten men, Vitalijus Stankevičius's side held on to Tadas Eliošius' early goal to secure their second Group 2 victory.
Lithuania secure slender victory against Ukraine
Ukraine's Roman Bezus is shadowed by Ernestas Pilypas of Lithuania ©UEFA.com
Published: Monday 4 June 2012, 2.45CET

Lithuania secure slender victory against Ukraine

Lithuania 1-0 Ukraine
Despite going down to ten men, Vitalijus Stankevičius's side held on to Tadas Eliošius' early goal to secure their second Group 2 victory.

Lithuania recovered from consecutive defeats to earn a slender victory against Ukraine and climb off the bottom of 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2.

Despite recording just one win from their previous seven games the hosts started in buoyant fashion. Ernestas Veliulis was the catalyst for their early breakthrough, teeing up Tadas Eliošius, who finished with aplomb after three minutes. Ukraine responded positively but, despite Andriy Bogdanov's best efforts, failed to find a way past an inspired Emilijus Zubas.

Bogdanov was soon involved again, breaking from midfield and drawing a foul from Karolis Jarmalavičius. The defender was subsequently shown a second yellow card to ensure Lithuania's task became an arduous one.

The visitors failed to impose their numerical advantage, however, and rarely troubled their resilient opponents. Oleksandr Karavayev came closest to restoring parity but misfired from close range.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.08CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Ukraine

Ukraine

1
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK)
Yellow Card90+4
1
BerezovskiyIgor Berezovskiy (GK)
2
JarmalavičiusKarolis Jarmalavičius
Yellow Card36
Red Card42
2
KushnirovDmytro Kushnirov
4
PilypasErnestas Pilypas
3
PartsvaniyaTemur Partsvaniya
Yellow Card90+5
5
VeliulisErnestas Veliulis
Substitution69
6
VitsenetsVitaliy Vitsenets
6
JuozaitisJaunius Juozaitis
8
BogdanovAndriy Bogdanov
Yellow Card90+4
8
ŽulpaArtūras Žulpa
Substitution46
9
BezusRoman Bezus
Substitution74
9
Tad. EliošiusTadas Eliošius (C)
Goal3
Yellow Card63
Substitution79
11
BudkivskiyPylyp Budkivskiy
10
ČernychFedor Černych
15
KryvtsovSerhiy Kryvtsov (C)
13
ChvedukasKarolis Chvedukas
16
KaravayevOleksandr Karavayev
21
DapkusMartynas Dapkus
17
KaverinVitaliy Kaverin
23
NakrošiusDonatas Nakrošius
Yellow Card65
21
LyulkaSerhiy Lyulka
Substitution48

Substitutes

22
SimaitisTadas Simaitis (GK)
23
MysakRoman Mysak (GK)
3
MiškinisMarius Miškinis
4
PutrashIurii Putrash
7
BrokasAudrius Brokas
Substitution69
7
KorkishkoDmytro Korkishko
Substitution74
14
KochanauskasLukas Kochanauskas
Substitution79
14
ShakhovYevhen Shakhov
Substitution48
Yellow Card89
16
PauliusSimonas Paulius
Substitution46
18
PlastunIgor Plastun
19
KymantasŽilvinas Kymantas
19
ChaykovskiyIhor Chaykovskiy
20
GirdvainisEdvinas Girdvainis
22
GrechyshkinDmytro Grechyshkin

Coach

Vitalijus Stankevičius (LTU) Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR)

Referee

Thorvaldur Árnason (ISL)

Assistant referees

Frosti Vidar Gunnarsson (ISL), Áskell Thór Gíslason (ISL)

Fourth official

Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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