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Qualifying round - Group G

Liechtenstein - Latvia
1-1
 

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Liechtenstein off the mark after holding Latvia

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 22.28CET
Liechtenstein 1-1 Latvia
Aleksandrs Cauņa cancelled out Michele Polverino's opening goal but missed a second-half penalty as Latvia were surprisingly held in Vaduz.
by Michael Schifferle
Liechtenstein off the mark after holding Latvia
Michele Polverino broke the deadlock for Liechtenstein ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Liechtenstein
Latvia

1

Goals scored

1

16

Total attempts

14

7

Attempts on target

5

6

off target

7

0

blocked

0

2

against woodwork

1

4

Corners

5

3

Offsides

2

4

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

19

17

Fouls suffered

13

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 22.28CET

Liechtenstein off the mark after holding Latvia

Liechtenstein 1-1 Latvia
Aleksandrs Cauņa cancelled out Michele Polverino's opening goal but missed a second-half penalty as Latvia were surprisingly held in Vaduz.

Liechtenstein picked up their first FIFA World Cup Group G point, Latvia's Aleksandrs Cauņa cancelling out Michele Polverino's opener for the home side before missing the chance to win the game from the penalty spot.

Beaten 2-0 when the sides met in Latvia last autumn, Liechtenstein looked much stronger on home soil, and while Artjoms Rudņevs threatened at the other end, Polverino gave Rene Pauritsch's side a deserved lead when he turned in a David Hasler cross after 17 minutes. Cauņa responded in style on the half-hour, though, hitting a fine free-kick into the top right corner.

Liechtenstein kept on pressing, and Hasler and Thomas Beck both passed up presentable opportunities after the break, but Latvia will feel they should have won it, with Peter Jehle denying Cauņa from the penalty spot on 62 minutes after Polverino handled in the box. The draw was well deserved though, and Liechtenstein will go in search of more points when they host Slovakia on 7 June, when Latvia take on Greece.

Last updated: 08/05/14 6.10CET

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Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Latvia

Latvia

1Peter Jehle (GK)1Andris Vaņins (GK)
3Yves Oehri
Substitution46
3Oskars Kļava
6Martin Stocklasa
Yellow Card22
5Oļegs Laizāns
Substitution46
7David Hasler6Deniss Ivanovs
10Mario Frick (C)7Vladimirs Kamešs
Substitution56
11Franz Burgmeier
Yellow Card37
8Aleksandrs Cauņa
Goal30
Penalty62
16Philippe Erne
Substitution90+3
9Māris Verpakovskis
Substitution66
18Nicolas Hasler
Yellow Card68
11Artis Lazdiņš
Yellow Card54
19Mathias Christen
Substitution72
13Kaspars Gorkšs (C)
20Sandro Wieser14Ritvars Rugins
Yellow Card19
23Michele Polverino
Goal17
Yellow Card61
16Artjoms Rudņevs

Substitutes

12Cengiz Biçer (GK)12Pāvels Doroševs (GK)
5Ivan Quintans
Substitution46
23Germans Māliņš (GK)
8Valentin Flatz2Nauris Bulvitis
9Thomas Beck
Substitution72
4Vitālijs Smirnovs
13Martin Büchel10Aleksejs Višņakovs
Substitution46
15Franz-Josef Vogt15Jurijs Žigajevs
Substitution56
17Olcay Gür
Substitution90+3
17Edgars Gauračs
Substitution66
18Alans Siņeļņikovs
19Antons Jemeļins

Coach

René Pauritsch (AUT) Aleksandrs Starkovs (LVA)

Referee

Kevin Clancy (SCO)

Assistant referees

Graham Chambers (SCO), Stuart Stevenson (SCO)

Fourth official

Steven McLean (SCO)

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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