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Montenegro get the better of Liechtenstein

Published: Saturday 5 September 2015, 22.38CET
Montenegro 2-0 Liechtenstein
Fatos Bećiraj and Stevan Jovetić fired the hosts to their first qualifying win in nearly a year to keep pace in a crowded Group G.
Montenegro get the better of Liechtenstein
Stevan Jovetić set up Montenegro's first and scored the second ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

MontenegroLiechtenstein

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)62
 
38
Total attempts15
 
3
on target6
 
0
off target7
 
2
blocked2
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
1
Offsides3
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
18

Standings

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Published: Saturday 5 September 2015, 22.38CET

Montenegro get the better of Liechtenstein

Montenegro 2-0 Liechtenstein
Fatos Bećiraj and Stevan Jovetić fired the hosts to their first qualifying win in nearly a year to keep pace in a crowded Group G.

  • Montenegro get first qualifying win since opening Group G match
  • Fatos Bećiraj puts hosts ahead with 38th-minute volley
  • Stevan Jovetić doubles Montenegro's lead on 56 minutes
  • Liechtenstein remain in fifth place in Group G with five points
  • Next games: Moldova v Montenegro, Liechtenstein v Russia (8 September)

Montenegro kept their UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying hopes alive with a 2-0 Group G win against Liechtenstein in Podgorica, Fatos Bećiraj and Stevan Jovetić the men on target.

Skipper Mirko Vučinić nearly put the hosts ahead on two separate occasions in the first 12 minutes of the match. The al-Jazira forward missed the target with two headers from the penalty spot, however, while Jovetić's eighth-minute effort whistled past the post.

Bećiraj eventually opened the scoring in the 38th minute, set up by a Jovetić cross. The Dinamo Minsk player logged his first goal of qualifying with a volleyed strike that bounced into the back of the net past goalkeeper Peter Jehle.

Bećiraj returned the favour in the 56th minute, creating Jovetić's goal by sprinting down the left before sending a low cross to the edge of the area. The Internazionale Milano attacker controlled the pass and placed his shot low into the corner. Branko Brnović's men now lie fourth in the section, three points behind Russia in third.

Last updated: 07/09/15 0.03CET

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Lineups

Montenegro

Montenegro

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

1
PoleksićVukašin Poleksić (GK)
1
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
4
KaufmannDaniel Kaufmann
4
N. VukčevićNikola Vukčević
6
A. ChristenAndreas Christen
5
BašaMarko Baša
8
WieserSandro Wieser
Yellow Card32
Substitution66
6
TomaševićŽarko Tomašević
10
M. FrickMario Frick (C)
Yellow Card22
8
JovetićStevan Jovetić
Goal56
Substitution69
11
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
Substitution76
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić (C)
Substitution59
13
M. BüchelMartin Büchel
Substitution86
11
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
Goal38
15
YildizSeyhan Yildiz
15
SavićStefan Savić
16
RechsteinerMartin Rechsteiner
18
BoljevićVladimir Boljević
18
HaslerNicolas Hasler
23
MarušićAdam Marušić
Yellow Card48
Substitution69
23
PolverinoMichele Polverino

Substitutes

12
MijatovićMilan Mijatović (GK)
12
BiçerCengiz Biçer (GK)
13
PetkovićDanijel Petković (GK)
3
SeleMathias Sele
2
BalićSaša Balić
9
KieberNiklas Kieber
Substitution76
10
DamjanovićDejan Damjanović
Substitution59
17
GubserRobin Gubser
Substitution86
14
SaveljichEsteban Saveljich
19
SalanovicDennis Salanovic
Substitution66
16
KašćelanMladen Kašćelan
20
WolfingerSandro Wolfinger
17
ZverotićElsad Zverotić
Substitution69
22
HeebArmando Heeb
19
MugošaStefan Mugoša
Substitution69
20
D. BožovićDraško Božović
21
B. JankovićBranislav Janković

Coach

Branko Brnović (MNE) René Pauritsch (AUT)

Referee

Javier Estrada (ESP)

Assistant referees

Miguel Martínez (ESP), Teodoro Sobrino (ESP)

Fourth official

Raúl Cabanero (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Gómez (ESP), Eduardo Prieto Iglesias (ESP)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution