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Ten-man Slovakia frustrate Lithuania

Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 23.10CET
Lithuania 1-1 Slovakia
A combination of resolute defending and inspired goalkeeping ensured Slovakia, down to ten men for the last 35 minutes, earned a Group G draw.
Ten-man Slovakia frustrate Lithuania
Lithuania defender Marius Žaliūkas celebrates his first international goal ©Valdas Knyzelis

Match statistics

LithuaniaSlovakia

Goals scored1
 
1
Total attempts16
 
9
Attempts on target4
 
5
off target9
 
4
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
6
Offsides0
2
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards1
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
13

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Friday 7 September 2012, 23.10CET

Ten-man Slovakia frustrate Lithuania

Lithuania 1-1 Slovakia
A combination of resolute defending and inspired goalkeeping ensured Slovakia, down to ten men for the last 35 minutes, earned a Group G draw.

Lithuania failed to make the most of numerical advantage as ten-man Slovakia held on for a point in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group G opener.

Csaba László's team were a man to the good for the final 35 minutes in Vilnius following the dismissal of Viktor Pečovský, but failed to find a second goal after Marek Sapara had cancelled out Marius Žaliukas's header for the hosts. Lithuania ended with ten men themselves following a red card for substitute Tadas Labukas deep into added time.

Slovakia, playing their first competitive fixture under Stanislav Griga and Michal Hipp, started positively, Pečovský pressing Žydrunas Karčemarskas into service inside two minutes.

It was a mistake from Karčemarskas's opposite number, Ján Mucha, that led to Žaliukas marking his 17th cap with his first international goal. The Slovakia No1 failed to deal with a seemingly harmless delivery from Edgaras Česnauskis, allowing the Heart of Midlothian FC defender to break the deadlock.

Having equalised four minutes before half-time, when Sapara scored with the aid of a deflection, Slovakia squandered the chance to seize the initiative through Marek Bakoš. Lithuania piled on the pressure following the dismissal of Pečovský, sent off for a foul on Česnauskis, but ran into the inspired figure of Mucha, keen to atone for his first-half error.

Last updated: 08/09/12 0.03CET

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Lineup

Lithuania

Lithuania

Slovakia

Slovakia

1Žydrūnas Karčemarskas (GK)1Ján Mucha (GK)
2Deividas Šemberas (C)2Peter Pekarík
3Ramūnas Radavičius3Martin Škrtel (C)
Yellow Card52
5Vytautas Andriuškevičius5Radoslav Zabavník
6Marius Žaliukas
Goal18
9Miroslav Stoch
Substitution61
8Edgaras Česnauskis
Substitution58
10Marek Sapara
Goal41
10Darvydas Šernas11Marek Bakoš
Yellow Card62
Substitution79
13Saulius Mikoliunas
Substitution75
15Tomáš Hubočan
14Gediminas Vičius
Yellow Card60
Substitution67
17Marek Hamšík
Substitution86
15Arūnas Klimavičius18Viktor Pečovský
Red Card55
20Valdemar Borovskij21Michal Ďuriš

Substitutes

12Ernestas Šetkus (GK)23Dušan Kuciak (GK)
4Tadas Kijanskas12Dušan Perniš (GK)
7Deividas Česnauskis
Substitution67
4Marek Čech
9Tomas Danilevičius6Michal Breznaník
Substitution61
11Tadas Labukas
Substitution75
Yellow Card83
Red Card90+6
7Vladimír Weiss
16Deivydas Matulevičius8Karim Guédé
17Andrius Velička14Martin Jakubko
Substitution79
18Arvydas Novikovas
Substitution58
16Kornel Saláta
19Egidijus Vaitkūnas19Juraj Kucka
Substitution86
22Georgas Freidgeimas20Lukáš Pauschek
23Vaidas Slavickas22Ľubomír Guldan

Coach

Csaba László (HUN) Michal Hipp (SVK)

Referee

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

Assistant referees

Javier Rodriguez (ESP), José Miranda (ESP)

Fourth official

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)

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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