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Lithuania march on in San Marino

Published: Wednesday 14 August 2013, 22.58CET
San Marino 0-1 Lithuania
Donatas Kazlauskas scored and was sent off as the visitors cemented top spot in Group 1 and condemned San Marino to a third straight defeat.
by Luca Pelliccioni
from Stadio Olimpico
Lithuania march on in San Marino
Eugenio Colombini (left) of San Marino challenges Dovydas Norvilas of Lithuania ©Filippo Pruccoli

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Published: Wednesday 14 August 2013, 22.58CET

Lithuania march on in San Marino

San Marino 0-1 Lithuania
Donatas Kazlauskas scored and was sent off as the visitors cemented top spot in Group 1 and condemned San Marino to a third straight defeat.

Lithuania won 1-0 against San Marino to continue their fine start to qualifying for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Lithuania had picked up a win and a draw from their opening two fixtures en route to the Czech Republic, and are now top of Group 1 by three points thanks to a goal from half-time substitute Donatas Kazlauskas three minutes after the interval. Though the same player was dismissed late on, Lithuania held on to condemn their hosts to a third successive defeat.

Lithuania take on Finland, currently second in the section, on 5 September, with San Marino entertaining Wales the following day.

"We didn’t play a great match, but we got the three points which is the most important thing," said Lithuania coach Arminas Narbekovas. "We deserved the victory because we created a lot of opportunities to score."

San Marino coach Pierangelo Manzaroli added: "We played a great match. We played well defensively in the first half, we were up against it but not conceding many great opportunities. However, it is disappointing because the winner came from our mistake."

Last updated: 05/06/15 10.23CET

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Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

Lithuania

Lithuania

1
E. BenedettiniElia Benedettini (GK)
12
ŠvedkauskasTomas Švedkauskas (GK)
2
ProliGian Luca Proli
2
BagdanavičiusVilmantas Bagdanavičius
3
Manuel BattistiniManuel Battistini
Yellow Card38
4
PilotasRytis Pilotas
4
CesariniDavide Cesarini
7
VeliulisErnestas Veliulis (C)
Substitution46
5
BiordiJuri Biordi
9
RibokasArnas Ribokas
Substitution46
6
TosiLuca Tosi
10
StankevičiusSimonas Stankevičius
7
LiveraniLorenzo Liverani
Substitution74
14
GirdvainisEdvinas Girdvainis
8
ColombiniEugenio Colombini (C)
18
SpalvisLukas Spalvis
Yellow Card90
9
BernardiMarco Bernardi
19
BenetaMarkas Beneta
Yellow Card63
10
GolinucciAlessandro Golinucci
Substitution88
20
NorvilasDovydas Norvilas
Substitution90+3
11
CeccaroliLuca Ceccaroli
Substitution62
21
DapkusMartynas Dapkus
Yellow Card37

Substitutes

12
ManzaroliAndrea Manzaroli (GK)
1
LidakevičiusLukas Lidakevičius (GK)
13
AngeliDaniele Angeli
3
IsodaDarius Isoda
14
AngeliniNicolo' Angelini
Substitution88
8
SirgėdasGratas Sirgėdas
Substitution90+3
15
MaianiFederico Maiani
Substitution62
11
GedminasRokas Gedminas
Substitution46
16
FaetaniniAngelo Faetanini
13
BaranauskasLukas Baranauskas
17
ZavoliAndrea Zavoli
16
SalamanavičiusTomas Salamanavičius
18
ZonziniAlessandro Zonzini
Substitution74
17
D. KazlauskasDonatas Kazlauskas
Substitution46
Goal49
Red Card88

Coach

Pierangelo Manzaroli (SMR) Arminas Narbekovas (LTU)

Referee

Kevin Azzopardi (MLT)

Assistant referees

William Debattista (MLT), Sammy Attard (MLT)

Fourth official

Adrian Azzopardi (MLT)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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