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Lithuania register first victory in Malta

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 17.49CET
Malta 0-2 Lithuania
Goals from Martynas Dapkus and Artūras Žulpa earned the visitors their first qualifying Group 2 victory.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Gozo Stadium
Lithuania register first victory in Malta
Lithuania celebrate one of their two goals in Gozo ©Domenic Aquilina
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 17.49CET

Lithuania register first victory in Malta

Malta 0-2 Lithuania
Goals from Martynas Dapkus and Artūras Žulpa earned the visitors their first qualifying Group 2 victory.

Lithuania ended a run of four successive defeats in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 with victory against Malta in Gozo.

Malta began on the front foot, with Terence Vella forcing Emilijus Zubas into a fine save after six minutes, but it was the visitors who looked more likely to open the scoring. Vytautas Andriuškevičius came close with a long-range free-kick before Martynas Dapkus gave Lithuania the lead, tapping in after an Andriuškevičius corner caused havoc in the penalty area.

Malta threatened an equaliser after the break through Tristan Caruana and Vella, but it was Mindaugas Neoras's side who scored a decisive second when Artūras Žulpa's strike from the edge of the box beat Steve Sultana just shy of the hour.

The hosts' search for the result which will mean they become the first Maltese national team at any level to surpass five qualifying points continues on 15 November against Sweden.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.22CET

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Lineups

Malta

Malta

Lithuania

Lithuania

1
SultanaSteve Sultana (GK)
1
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK)
3
MartinelliLuca Martinelli
4
PilypasErnestas Pilypas
4
Z. MuscatZach Muscat
7
BrokasAudrius Brokas
Substitution62
5
BugejaOwen Bugeja
8
ŽulpaArtūras Žulpa
Goal59
Yellow Card78
6
R. MuscatRowen Muscat (C)
9
Tad. EliošiusTadas Eliošius (C)
Yellow Card81
Substitution90+3
7
L. GrechLeighton Grech
Yellow Card70
Substitution72
10
ČernychFedor Černych
Yellow Card62
8
VellaTerence Vella
11
AndriuškevičiusVytautas Andriuškevičius
Yellow Card79
14
C. BorgClyde Borg
Substitution64
13
ChvedukasKarolis Chvedukas
Yellow Card81
15
KristensenBjorn Kristensen
16
PauliusSimonas Paulius
Substitution87
16
GauciMatthew Gauci
18
DapkusMartynas Dapkus
Goal26
17
CaruanaTristan Caruana
Yellow Card78
23
VilkaitisAurimas Vilkaitis

Substitutes

12
BalzanDaniel Balzan (GK)
12
BražinskasAivaras Bražinskas (GK)
2
CassarClevean Cassar
3
MiškinisMarius Miškinis
Substitution87
9
GrimaDylan Grima
5
VeliulisErnestas Veliulis
11
MicallefLydon Micallef
Substitution64
6
JuozaitisJaunius Juozaitis
Substitution62
18
GrechSheldon Grech
15
VaskelaArminas Vaskela
19
FarrugiaKane Farrugia
17
PetkusEdvinas Petkus
Substitution90+3
23
S. PisaniStephen Pisani
Substitution72
20
NakrošiusDonatas Nakrošius

Coach

Ronald Vella (MLT) Mindaugas Neoras (LTU)

Referee

Vlado Glodjović (SRB)

Assistant referees

Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB), Goran Kojić (SRB)

Fourth official

Dragan Krstic (SRB)

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