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Moldova hold Liechtenstein after Wieser stunner

Published: Sunday 14 June 2015, 20.00CET
Liechtenstein 1-1 Moldova
Sandro Wieser's exquisite opener lit up the afternoon, but the visitors rallied in Vaduz to double their points tally at the bottom of Group G.

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Match statistics

LiechtensteinMoldova

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)39
 
61
Total attempts15
 
31
on target3
 
7
off target3
 
15
blocked9
 
9
against woodwork0
1
Corners2
 
6
Offsides0
3
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed7
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
5

Standings

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Published: Sunday 14 June 2015, 20.00CET

Moldova hold Liechtenstein after Wieser stunner

Liechtenstein 1-1 Moldova
Sandro Wieser's exquisite opener lit up the afternoon, but the visitors rallied in Vaduz to double their points tally at the bottom of Group G.

• Gheorghe Boghiu equaliser prevents Liechtenstein from completing a Moldova double
Sandro Wieser's thunderbolt puts hosts ahead
• Boghiu hits crossbar as Alexandru Curteian's men pile on late pressure
Hosts remain three points above bottom-placed visitors
Next qualifiers: Montenegro v Liechtenstein, Austria v Moldova (5 September)

Moldova earned only their second point in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying as they came from behind to prevent Liechtenstein beating them again in Group G.

Setting out in search of their sixth victory in UEFA European Championship preliminaries, René Pauritsch's side looked well set for the win after Sandro Wieser's stunner. However, Gheorghe Boghiu got things level ahead of the break, before Moldova toiled in vain to find the winner that would have lifted them off the foot of the section.

The home side flew out of the traps as they looked to complete a double over the visitors following their 1-0 success in Chisinau in November, and Martin Büchel, Andreas Christen and Seyhan Yildiz all had shots blocked in a mad scramble in the opening seconds. Daniel Kaufmann also had a header turned off the line, while Anatoli Cheptine served warning at the other end when his snapshot was clawed away by Peter Jehle.

Igor Armaş then saved Moldova with another pair of last-gasp blocks, before Liechtenstein broke the deadlock with a brilliant goal. Wieser cut in from the right flank and arrowed an unstoppable shot into the top corner via the underside of the crossbar from 30 metres.

Franz Burgmeier volleyed wide when presented a chance to double the lead, yet it was Alexandru Curteian's charges who registered next. Although Jehle saved superbly at the feet of Artur Patraş, Moldova were not to be denied – and Nicolae Milinceanu took advantage of Kaufmann's mistake on the right to zip into the area and set up Boghiu.

Cătălin Carp drove just off-target shortly after the restart for the visitors and Boghiu headed over at the back post as Moldova dominated proceedings in the second period. Robin Gubser nodded too high from close range as the hosts stated their own case, but Boghiu threatened again when he nodded against the crossbar late on. Ultimately, neither side could muster the all-important second goal.

Last updated: 16/06/15 0.03CET

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Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Moldova

Moldova

1
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
1
CebanuIlie Cebanu (GK)
4
KaufmannDaniel Kaufmann
2
ArmaşIgor Armaş
6
A. ChristenAndreas Christen
3
A. EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu (C)
Substitution46
7
ErnePhilippe Erne
Yellow Card76
Substitution83
4
ErhanIulian Erhan
8
WieserSandro Wieser
Goal20
Yellow Card50
5
RacuPetru Racu
10
M. FrickMario Frick (C)
7
CojocariAndrei Cojocari
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
8
GaţcanAlexandru Gaţcan
Yellow Card50
13
M. BüchelMartin Büchel
Substitution69
9
PatraşArtur Patraş
Substitution89
14
OehriYves Oehri
Substitution42
10
DedovAlexandru Dedov
15
YildizSeyhan Yildiz
11
BoghiuGheorghe Boghiu
Goal43
23
PolverinoMichele Polverino
18
CheptineAnatoli Cheptine
Substitution37

Substitutes

21
B. BüchelBenjamin Büchel (GK)
23
KoşelevAlexei Koşelev (GK)
2
BrändleDaniel Brändle
Substitution83
6
I. JardanIon Jardan
3
SeleMathias Sele
12
CalanceaNicolae Calancea (GK)
5
MalinAndreas Malin
14
MilinceanuNicolae Milinceanu
Substitution37
9
KühneSimon Kühne
Substitution42
16
M. AntoniucMaxim Antoniuc
Substitution89
17
GubserRobin Gubser
Substitution69
17
RaţăVadim Raţă
20
WolfingerSandro Wolfinger
19
ZasaviţchiEugen Zasaviţchi
20
CociucEugeniu Cociuc
21
BolohanVadim Bolohan
22
CarpCătălin Carp
Substitution46

Coach

René Pauritsch (AUT) Alexandru Curteian (MDA)

Referee

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Assistant referees

Jiří Moláček (CZE), Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)

Fourth official

Jakub Hrabovsky (CZE)

Additional assistant referees

Petr Ardeleanu (CZE), Karel Hrubes (CZE)

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