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Česnauskis at the double in Lithuania win

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 21.55CET
Liechtenstein 0-2 Lithuania
The visitors got their first victory in qualifying Group G thanks to two fine second-half goals from striker Edgaras Česnauskis.
by Felix Röber
Česnauskis at the double in Lithuania win
Edgaras Česnauskis celebrates after scoring Lithuania's first goal ©Vaidotas Januška

Match statistics

LiechtensteinLithuania

Goals scored0
2
Total attempts7
 
10
Attempts on target2
 
3
off target4
 
4
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
3
Offsides0
2
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
21
Fouls suffered19
 
8

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 22:36 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 21.55CET

Česnauskis at the double in Lithuania win

Liechtenstein 0-2 Lithuania
The visitors got their first victory in qualifying Group G thanks to two fine second-half goals from striker Edgaras Česnauskis.

Two second-half goals from Edgaras Česnauskis earned Lithuania their first win in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G at the expense of Liechtenstein.

After an even first half in Vaduz the visitors broke the deadlock six minutes after the restart, Česnauskis opening the scoring with a low shot. The FC Rostov forward made the points safe with a thunderous second 15 minutes from time to ensure Lithuania will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday in buoyant mood. Liechtenstein travel to Latvia the same night still seeking their first points.

The visitors were first to threaten, Ramūnas Radavičius drawing a superb save from Benjamin Büchel in the 17th minute. That proved an isolated incident, however, as the match reached half-time with the scoresheet blank.

The situation soon changed as Česnauskis beat Büchel from just inside the area with a shot that found the bottom right corner of the net. The same player got the second 15 minutes from time, a powerful strike from 20 metres securing the visitors' first victory after a home draw with Slovakia and defeat in Greece.

Last updated: 13/10/12 0.14CET

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