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Portugal in Cruz control

Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 2.45CET
Portugal 4-1 Lithuania
Oceano Cruz's Portugal side opened their Group 9 campaign with a win in their new manager's first competitive game in charge.
by Hugo Pietra
Portugal in Cruz control
André Monteiro (left) scored twice for Portugal ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 4 September 2009, 2.45CET

Portugal in Cruz control

Portugal 4-1 Lithuania
Oceano Cruz's Portugal side opened their Group 9 campaign with a win in their new manager's first competitive game in charge.

Portugal opened their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 9 qualifying campaign with a comfortable 4-1 win at home to ten-man Lithuania in Oceano Cruz's first competitive game in charge.

Short-lived lead
Cruz's attacking team selection reaped reward in the 24th minute when André Monteiro's free-kick beat visiting keeper Vytautas Černiauskas. Lithuania drew level just a minute later through Karolis Chvedukas and could have taken the lead themselves on the half-hour mark but Arvydas Novikovas's effort whistled over the crossbar. Monteiro, known as 'Ukra', capitalised on a cross which deceived Černiauskas to restore Portugal's lead on 55 minutes and substitute Rui Pedro put the result beyond doubt eight minutes later.

Late dismissal
João Aurélio added a gloss to the score with seven minutes left and Lithuania's misery was compounded with the dismissal of Lukas Kochanauskas on the stroke of full-time. Portugal are second in Group 9, three points adrift of Greece who have played twice but ahead of England on goal difference, while Lithuania are bottom having failed to pick up a point from their opening two fixutres.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.16CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Lithuania

Lithuania

1
VenturaVentura (GK)
1
ČerniauskasVytautas Černiauskas (GK)
2
Ruben LimaRuben Lima
2
KlimavičiusLinas Klimavičius
4
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço (C)
3
FridrikasMantas Fridrikas
5
Miguel VítorMiguel Vítor
4
AndriuškevičiusVytautas Andriuškevičius
Substitution71
6
Adrien SilvaAdrien Silva
Substitution46
6
KrasnovskisPovilas Krasnovskis
7
Daniel CandeiasDaniel Candeias
Substitution72
7
PapšysMarius Papšys (C)
Substitution83
8
André CastroAndré Castro
8
VaitkūnasEgidijus Vaitkūnas
10
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
Substitution81
11
ChvedukasKarolis Chvedukas
Goal26
Substitution61
13
André SantosAndré Santos
15
ZagurskasEivinas Zagurskas
14
YazaldeYazalde
16
BrokasAudrius Brokas
17
UkraUkra
Goal25
Goal55
18
NovikovasArvydas Novikovas

Substitutes

12
TrigueiraTrigueira (GK)
12
JurevičiusŠarūnas Jurevičius (GK)
3
Fábio FariaFábio Faria
5
RačkusAudrius Račkus
Substitution71
9
RabiolaRabiola
9
MatulevičiusDeivydas Matulevičius
11
Rui PedroRui Pedro
Substitution46
Goal63
10
MorozJevgenij Moroz
15
João AurélioJoão Aurélio
Substitution81
Goal85
13
UrbaitisKarolis Urbaitis
16
RafaRafa
Substitution72
14
JasaitisEdvinas Jasaitis
Substitution83
18
TengarrinhaTengarrinha
17
KochanauskasLukas Kochanauskas
Substitution61
Yellow Card82
Red Card88

Coach

Oceano da Cruz (POR) Vitalijus Stankevičius (LTU)

Referee

Draženko Kovačić (CRO)

Assistant referees

Borut Križarić (CRO), Josip Havaić (CRO)

Fourth official

Igor Križaric (CRO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution