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Lithuania down Estonia to maintain winning run

Published: Thursday 9 October 2014, 22.38CET
Lithuania 1-0 Estonia
Saulius Mikoliunas hit the winner 14 minutes from time to make it six points from two Group E outings for Igoris Pankratjevas's side.
Lithuania down Estonia to maintain winning run
Saulius Mikoliūnas (left) headed in the winner for Lithuania ©Vaidotas Januška

Match statistics

LithuaniaEstonia

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)53
 
47
Total attempts13
 
14
on target5
 
3
off target3
 
4
blocked5
 
7
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
6
Offsides3
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed17
 
11
Fouls suffered11
 
17

Standings

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Published: Thursday 9 October 2014, 22.38CET

Lithuania down Estonia to maintain winning run

Lithuania 1-0 Estonia
Saulius Mikoliunas hit the winner 14 minutes from time to make it six points from two Group E outings for Igoris Pankratjevas's side.

Lithuania's Saulius Mikoliunas scores only goal of game to see off Estonia 
Hosts make it two Group E victories from two
Visitors see Ken Kallaste sent off in dying moments
Lithuania move to four wins from five competitive outings against Baltic rivals
Next games: Lithuania v Slovenia, Estonia v England (12 October)

Lithuania made it two wins out of two in UEFA EURO 2016 Group E after Saulius Mikoliunas scored the only goal of the game to see off Baltic rivals Estonia.

The hosts had the better of previous competitive matches between the two nations – winning three of four – but it was Estonia who threatened first in Vilnius. Ilja Antonov reacted after a cross was knocked down in the area but the No16 volleyed over from ten metres after failing to get on top of the bouncing ball.

Lithuania struck back and Deivydas Matulevičius was sent clean through, but visiting No1 Sergei Pareiko sensed the danger and rushed from goal to smother at the forward's feet. The ding-dong nature continued as Estonia's Joel Lindpere saw his powerful drive brilliantly repelled by Giedrius Arlauskis before Pareiko found an Arvydas Novikovas effort from range too powerful to handle, though Matulevičius's follow-up was well blocked.

An excellent chance came the way of Mindaugas Panka shortly after the interval, the No18 meeting a cross with his head five metres from goal but the attempt lacked the power to force a way past the Estonian keeper.

The visitors then took control of possession but failed to make it pay, with Lithuania taking a resolute line on the edge of their own box. That defensive excellence was rewarded when Mikoliunas clinched the points with 14 minutes to go. Pareiko spilled a shot from distance into the path of Matulevičius, but appeared to make up for the slip with an excellent smothering stop. However, the ball rebounded to the No9 who crossed for the substitute to nod in the winner. Estonia pushed for an equaliser but the dismissal of Ken Kallaste with four minutes to go ended their hopes.

Last updated: 03/06/15 3.28CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2013844/postmatch/report/index.html#lithuania+down+estonia

Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

Estonia

Estonia

1
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
1
PareikoSergei Pareiko (GK)
2
VičiusGediminas Vičius
2
LindpereJoel Lindpere
Substitution76
3
FreidgeimasGeorgas Freidgeimas
3
BärengrubAlo Bärengrub
4
KijanskasTadas Kijanskas (C)
8
Henri AnierHenri Anier
8
VaitkūnasEgidijus Vaitkūnas
Yellow Card87
10
ZenjovSergei Zenjov
Yellow Card33
Substitution64
9
MatulevičiusDeivydas Matulevičius
Substitution90
13
VunkMartin Vunk
Substitution80
10
KalonasMindaugas Kalonas
Substitution63
15
KlavanRagnar Klavan (C)
11
NovikovasArvydas Novikovas
16
AntonovIlja Antonov
18
PankaMindaugas Panka
17
JäägerEnar Jääger
22
ČernychFiodor Černych
18
MetsKarol Mets
23
AndriuškevičiusVytautas Andriuškevičius
Yellow Card61
19
KallasteKen Kallaste
Yellow Card64
Red Card86

Substitutes

21
ČerniauskasVytautas Černiauskas (GK)
12
AksaluMihkel Aksalu (GK)
12
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK)
22
LondakPavel Londak (GK)
5
SlavickasVaidas Slavickas
4
MorozovIgor Morozov
6
Tautvydas EliošiusTautvydas Eliošius
5
KruglovDmitri Kruglov
7
ŽulpaArtūras Žulpa
6
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
13
MikoliūnasSaulius Mikoliūnas
Substitution63
Goal76
7
PurjeAts Purje
Substitution80
14
LukšaVytautas Lukša
9
HuntRimo Hunt
15
ChvedukasKarolis Chvedukas
11
OjamaaHenrik Ojamaa
Substitution64
16
BeniušisRičardas Beniušis
Substitution90
14
VassiljevKonstantin Vassiljev
Substitution76
17
KuklysMantas Kuklys
20
KamsGert Kams
19
StankevičiusSimonas Stankevičius
21
ArtjuninArtjom Artjunin
20
BorovskijValdemar Borovskij
23
SaagKaimar Saag

Coach

Igoris Pankratjevas (LTU) Magnus Pehrsson (SWE)

Referee

Carlos Gómez (ESP)

Assistant referees

Javier Rodriguez (ESP), Luis Martinez (ESP)

Fourth official

Juan Yuste (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Fernando Teixeira (ESP), Santiago Jaime Latre (ESP)

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