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Latvia off the mark with Liechtenstein scalp

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 21.35CET
Latvia 2-0 Liechtenstein
Vladimirs Kamešs scored his first international goal as Aleksandrs Starkovs' side earned their opening points in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G.
by Denis Novitsky
Latvia off the mark with Liechtenstein scalp
Vladimirs Kamešs gives Latvia the lead in the first half ©Roman Koksharov

Match statistics

LatviaLiechtenstein

Goals scored2
 
0
Total attempts14
 
12
Attempts on target8
 
2
off target5
 
10
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners4
 
4
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed14
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
14

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 22:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 21.35CET

Latvia off the mark with Liechtenstein scalp

Latvia 2-0 Liechtenstein
Vladimirs Kamešs scored his first international goal as Aleksandrs Starkovs' side earned their opening points in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G.

Goals in either half from Vladimirs Kamešs and substitute Edgars Gauračs sunk Liechtenstein and earned Lativa their first victory in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G.

Both teams were eager to get off the mark after suffering three consecutive defeats, and the opening exchanges were unsurprisingly fraught with anxiety. Latvia soon emerged the stronger side, however, and took the lead through Kamešs after 29 minutes. FC Torpedo Moskva striker Gauračs set the seal on a commanding performance 13 minutes from time.

The hosts, who lost 2-1 in Slovakia on Friday, initially failed to shine until Kamešs lifted the gloom, timing his run to perfection to turn in Oļegs Laizāns's neat centre. The goalscorer almost turned provider moments later, but Māris Verpakovskis headed his delicious delivery wide, before Artjoms Rudņevs sent a venomous volley past a post.

The visitors retreated into their shells after the interval as Latvia poured forward in search of a second, and their task became even more arduous when Daniel Kaufmann was shown a second yellow card on the hour. Latvia made their numerical advantage count 17 minutes later when Gauračs latched onto Aleksandrs Cauņa's incisive through ball and finished with aplomb.

Last updated: 16/10/12 22.58CET

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Lineup

Latvia

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1Andris Vaņins (GK)1Cengiz Biçer (GK)
5Oļegs Laizāns
Substitution65
3Yves Oehri
6Deniss Ivanovs
Yellow Card54
4Daniel Kaufmann
Yellow Card58
Red Card60
7Vladimirs Kamešs
Goal29
Substitution74
5Ivan Quintans
8Aleksandrs Cauņa6Martin Stocklasa (C)
Yellow Card86
9Māris Verpakovskis
Substitution85
11Franz Burgmeier
13Kaspars Gorkšs (C)16Philippe Erne
Substitution80
14Ritvars Rugins
Yellow Card21
18Nicolas Hasler
Substitution85
16Artjoms Rudņevs19Mathias Christen
18Aleksandrs Fertovs20Sandro Wieser
Yellow Card68
20Nauris Bulvitis23Michele Polverino

Substitutes

12Pāvels Doroševs (GK)12Benjamin Büchel (GK)
23Germans Māliņš (GK)2Lucas Eberle
Substitution85
2Igors Savčenkovs15Vinzenz Flatz
10Aleksejs Višņakovs
Substitution74
21Niklas Kieber
Substitution80
11Ivans Lukjanovs22Philipp Ospelt
15Artūrs Zjuzins
Substitution85
17Edgars Gauračs
Substitution65
Goal77
19Vitālijs Smirnovs
21Artis Lazdiņš
22Vitālijs Maksimenko

Coach

Aleksandrs Starkovs (LVA) Hans-Peter Zaugg (SUI)

Referee

István Kovács (ROU)

Assistant referees

Zoltán Székely (ROU), Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU)

Fourth official

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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