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Slovenia leave it late to sink Lithuania

Published: Friday 3 June 2011, 20.55CET
Lithuania 0-1 Slovenia
Kevin Kampl made the difference with two minutes remaining as Slovenia edged an enthralling contest to open their Group 2 bid with a victory.
by Eugene Ravdin
from Siauliai central stadium
Slovenia leave it late to sink Lithuania
Slovenia match-winner Kevin Kampl (left) in action for Bayer Leverkusen ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LithuaniaSlovenia

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target7
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners3
 
2
Fouls committed19
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Published: Friday 3 June 2011, 20.55CET

Slovenia leave it late to sink Lithuania

Lithuania 0-1 Slovenia
Kevin Kampl made the difference with two minutes remaining as Slovenia edged an enthralling contest to open their Group 2 bid with a victory.

Kevin Kampl hit the target with two minutes remaining to settle an engaging encounter in Siauliai, where Slovenia took all three points to make the best of starts in 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2.

Slovenia ended the game as they had begun it, by dominating their hosts, but there was much to admire from a Lithuania side able to pose the visitors numerous problems. They proved especially menacing after half-time, only for Kampl to race clear as the clock ticked down and bury the ball inside the far corner from outside the area.

The opening game in the section swung back and forth throughout, with Slovenia quickest out of the blocks before the home side threatened to break the deadlock on 22 minutes. Only a fine double save from Jan Oblak kept the match goalless as Tadas Eliošius was denied from point-blank range before Arminas Vaskela had a shot turned over.

René Krhin and Rajko Rep conjured efforts at the other end, but Lithuania came out even stronger after the interval, with Oblak again impressive to thwart Audrius Brokas. Slovenia were struggling to escape from their own half, yet they gradually began creating chances again, substitute Matic Fink shooting wide and Robert Berić unable to beat Aivaras Brazinskas from close range before Kampl's late breakthrough.

The match-winner was subsequently dismissed and will therefore miss his side's next qualifier in Finland on 10 August. Lithuania will chase their first points at home against Malta on Tuesday.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.20CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Slovenia

Slovenia

12
BražinskasAivaras Bražinskas (GK)
1
OblakJan Oblak (GK)
2
JarmalavičiusKarolis Jarmalavičius
2
JovičBoban Jovič
3
MiškinisMarius Miškinis
3
A. VučkićAlen Vučkić
4
AndriuškevičiusVytautas Andriuškevičius
4
KrhinRené Krhin
5
UrbaitisKarolis Urbaitis
5
MevljaNejc Mevlja
6
JuozaitisJaunius Juozaitis
7
KamplKevin Kampl
Yellow Card76
Goal88
Red Card89
7
BrokasAudrius Brokas
8
RepRajko Rep (C)
Substitution90
9
Tad. EliošiusTadas Eliošius (C)
Yellow Card28
9
ČrnčičLeon Črnčič
Yellow Card75
Substitution76
13
ChvedukasKarolis Chvedukas
Yellow Card79
Substitution80
10
JeleničEnej Jelenič
Substitution62
15
VaskelaArminas Vaskela
Substitution68
14
Delamea-MlinarAntonio Delamea-Mlinar
18
NovikovasArvydas Novikovas
Substitution90
15
BerićRobert Berić

Substitutes

22
SimaitisTadas Simaitis (GK)
12
RadanMatej Radan (GK)
10
MorozJevgenij Moroz
Substitution90
6
MitrovičNemanja Mitrovič
14
VeliulisErnestas Veliulis
11
BešićAdnan Bešić
16
RibokasArnas Ribokas
Substitution80
13
ŠirokMatija Širok
17
PetkusEdvinas Petkus
Substitution68
16
M. MevljaMiha Mevlja
Substitution90
19
JefišovasMartynas Jefišovas
17
FinkMatic Fink
Substitution62
21
JasaitisEdvinas Jasaitis
18
VinkoVedran Vinko
Substitution76

Coach

Vitalijus Stankevičius (LTU) Tomaž Kavčič (SVN)

Referee

Roman Hrubeš (CZE)

Assistant referees

Emil Ubias (CZE), Ludek Lhotak (CZE)

Fourth official

Radek Příhoda (CZE)

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