Skonto Stadions - Riga 16/10/2012 - 19:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group G

Latvia - Liechtenstein
2-0
 

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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

Latvia
Liechtenstein

2

Goals scored

0

14

Total attempts

12

8

Attempts on target

2

5

off target

10

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

4

2

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

14

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

14

Lineups

Latvia

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1Vaņins (GK)1Biçer (GK)
5Laizāns
65
3Oehri
6Ivanovs
54
4Kaufmann
58
60
7Kamešs
29
74
5Quintans
8Cauņa6Stocklasa (C)
86
9Verpakovskis
85
11Burgmeier
13Gorkšs (C)16Erne
80
14Rugins
21
18N. Hasler
85
16Rudņevs19M. Christen
18Fertovs20Wieser
68
20Bulvitis23Polverino

Substitutes

12Doroševs (GK)12B. Büchel (GK)
23Māliņš (GK)2L. Eberle
85
2Savčenkovs15Flatz
10A. Višņakovs
74
21Kieber
80
11Lukjanovs22Ospelt
15Zjuzins
85
17Gauračs
65
77
19Smirnovs
21Lazdiņš
22Maksimenko

Coaches

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

Referee

István Kovács (ROU)

Press kits

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
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: 08/05/14 7.06CET

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