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Finland finish with victory in Lithuania

Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 23.45CET
Lithuania 1-3 Finland
Goals from Tim Väyrynen, Tero Mäntylä and Petteri Forsell earned the visitors a come-from-behind victory in Marijampole in their final Group 2 fixture.
by Dmitry Portnov
from Stadium of Marijampole football club
Finland finish with victory in Lithuania
Tim Väyrynen (L) of Finland shrugs off Donatas Nakrošius of Lithuania during their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier ©Saulius Čirba
Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 23.45CET

Finland finish with victory in Lithuania

Lithuania 1-3 Finland
Goals from Tim Väyrynen, Tero Mäntylä and Petteri Forsell earned the visitors a come-from-behind victory in Marijampole in their final Group 2 fixture.

Finland defeated Lithuania 3-1 in Marijampole in their final fixture in Group 2 of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying.

Both sides began the final matchday on nine points and without hope of finishing in the play-off berths. Lithuania started the stronger in their bid to end on a positive note, Aurimas Vilkaitis heading in a Ernestas Veliulis cross to put them in front after 13 minutes.

Finland were quick to attempt to draw level but Petteri Forsell hit a post with a free-kick and Tuomas Rannankari's close-range shot was blocked. Forsell went close again just before half-time and then saw his free-kick kept out by home goalkeeper Emilijus Zubas three minutes after the interval. On this occasion, though, Tim Väyrynen was on hand to turn in the rebound.

Though Väyrynen could have added a second with a clear chance just before the hour, Finland finally got in front five minutes later thanks to captain Tero Mäntylä's header. Forsell was the provider for that goal and he finally got one of his own on 76 minutes with a precise shot past Zubas.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.09CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Finland

Finland

1
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK) (C)
12
ViitalaWalter Viitala (GK)
2
JarmalavičiusKarolis Jarmalavičius
Substitution44
2
ToivomäkiHenri Toivomäki
4
PilypasErnestas Pilypas
3
RannankariTuomas Rannankari
5
VeliulisErnestas Veliulis
Substitution83
4
MäntyläTero Mäntylä (C)
Goal63
10
ČernychFedor Černych
6
KauppiKalle Kauppi
14
KochanauskasLukas Kochanauskas
Substitution66
7
PaananenAleksi Paananen
Substitution88
15
UrbaitisKarolis Urbaitis
9
VäyrynenTim Väyrynen
Goal48
16
PauliusSimonas Paulius
10
ForsellPetteri Forsell
Goal76
20
VilkaitisAurimas Vilkaitis
Goal13
11
PohjanpaloJoel Pohjanpalo
Substitution62
21
DapkusMartynas Dapkus
14
SakselaJanne Saksela
23
NakrošiusDonatas Nakrošius
Yellow Card73
17
LodRobin Lod
Substitution69

Substitutes

12
TimofejevasKornelijus Timofejevas (GK)
1
KauppinenVille Kauppinen (GK)
3
MiškinisMarius Miškinis
5
MorenValtteri Moren
6
JuozaitisJaunius Juozaitis
8
SchüllerRasmus Schüller
8
GrigaravičiusMindaugas Grigaravičius
Substitution83
15
HoivalaAtte Hoivala
Substitution88
11
GirdvainisEdvinas Girdvainis
Substitution66
16
AlhoNikolai Alho
Substitution69
17
UrbelisRokas Urbelis
Substitution44
19
Dalla ValleLauri Dalla Valle
Substitution62
19
LaukžemisKarolis Laukžemis

Coach

Mindaugas Neoras (LTU) Mika Laurikainen (FIN)

Referee

Danilo Grujić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Srđan Milutinović (SRB), Uroš Stojković (SRB)

Fourth official

Aleksandar Vasić (SRB)

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