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Liechtenstein stun Moldova to grab first success

Published: Saturday 15 November 2014, 20.15CET
Moldova 0-1 Liechtenstein
Franz Burgmeier's second-half free-kick proved decisive as the dogged visitors earned their first victory in Group G.
Liechtenstein stun Moldova to grab first success
Liechtenstein have recorded their first victory in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying ©LFV

Match statistics

MoldovaLiechtenstein

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)65
 
35
Total attempts21
 
5
on target7
 
2
off target8
 
2
blocked6
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
1
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
15

Standings

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Published: Saturday 15 November 2014, 20.15CET

Liechtenstein stun Moldova to grab first success

Moldova 0-1 Liechtenstein
Franz Burgmeier's second-half free-kick proved decisive as the dogged visitors earned their first victory in Group G.

Liechtenstein earn first win in European Qualifiers Group G
Captain Franz Burgmeier's second-half free-kick secures spoils
Moldova dominate, having effort cleared off line
• Liechtenstein wear black armbands in honour of Rainer Hasler who died last month  son Nicholas in starting lineup
Next games: Moldova v Sweden, Liechtenstein v Austria (27 March)

Franz Burgmeier's second-half free-kick proved decisive as Liechtenstein earned their first win in UEFA EURO 2016 Group G, a 1-0 success at Moldova.

The hosts generally controlled proceedings but were left ruing missed chances when Burgmeier curled a sublime set piece into the top-left corner from the edge of the area with 16 minutes to go.

The best opportunity of the first half came in a rare Liechtenstein attack. A lung-bursting surge from deep by Andreas Christen put him in the perfect position to collect a pass clipped over the defence, but Moldova goalkeeper Ilie Cebanu spread himself well and kept out the low effort with an outstretched right foot.

The men in blue were desperately close to a rapid response. Visiting keeper Benjamin Büchel dropped a long ball at the feet of Artur Ioniţa, but the Moldova No7's well-weighted lob was headed off the line by Daniel Kaufmann.

Büchel atoned before half-time, holding Alexandru Gaţcan's curling low shot, but he could not relax after the restart as Moldova continued to pile on the pressure. Alexandru Dedov sent a swinging, angled drive centimetres past the keeper's left upright.

On 74 minutes, Moldova were punished for failing to make their dominance count, as Liechtenstein made the most of their sole second-half opening. Captain Burgmeier stepped up to the dead ball and showed composure and technique in equal measure.


Last updated: 02/06/15 6.46CET

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Lineups

Moldova

Moldova

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
CebanuIlie Cebanu (GK)
21
B. BüchelBenjamin Büchel (GK)
2
ArmaşIgor Armaş
2
BrändleDaniel Brändle
Yellow Card55
Substitution63
3
A. EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu (C)
4
KaufmannDaniel Kaufmann
4
GolovatencoVictor Golovatenco
5
QuintansIvan Quintans
Substitution90
5
RacuPetru Racu
6
A. ChristenAndreas Christen
6
PatraşArtur Patraş
Substitution75
8
WieserSandro Wieser
7
IoniţaArtur Ioniţa
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier (C)
Goal74
8
GaţcanAlexandru Gaţcan
13
M. BüchelMartin Büchel
Substitution88
9
CojocariAndrei Cojocari
Substitution56
18
HaslerNicolas Hasler
10
DedovAlexandru Dedov
22
SalanovicDennis Salanovic
Yellow Card79
11
GînsariRadu Gînsari
23
PolverinoMichele Polverino

Substitutes

12
CalanceaNicolae Calancea (GK)
12
BiçerCengiz Biçer (GK)
23
KoşelevAlexei Koşelev (GK)
7
ErnePhilippe Erne
14
I. JardanIon Jardan
9
KühneSimon Kühne
Substitution63
15
ErhanIulian Erhan
16
FlatzVinzenz Flatz
16
SuvorovAlexandru Suvorov
Substitution75
17
GubserRobin Gubser
Substitution88
17
RaţăVadim Raţă
19
KieberNiklas Kieber
Substitution90
18
Focşa Maxim Focşa
20
WolfingerSandro Wolfinger
19
SpătaruDan Spătaru
Substitution56
20
GheorghiuVictor Gheorghiu
22
CarpCătălin Carp

Coach

Alexandru Curteian (MDA) René Pauritsch (AUT)

Referee

Mattias Gestranius (FIN)

Assistant referees

Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN), Mikko Alakare (FIN)

Fourth official

Matti Heininen (FIN)

Additional assistant referees

Antti Munukka (FIN), Dennis Antamo (FIN)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution