Liechtenstein gets 2-0 win over Lithuania
Liechtenstein beat Lithuania 2-0 on Friday to earn the first
points of its 2012 European Championship qualifying campaign.
Philippe Erne scored in the sixth minute with a rising 20-meter
(20-yard) shot and Michele Polverino added the second in the 36th
after being set up by Franz Burgmeier.
Lithuania failed to make its possession count at Rheinpark
Stadium despite having 21 efforts on goal and forcing 10
Despite the victory, Liechtenstein remained last in five-team
Group I, trailing Lithuania by one point. It next plays in the
return match on Sept. 2 in Lithuania.
Group leader Spain, the World Cup and European champion, has a
perfect record with five straight wins.
Liechtenstein: Benjamin Buechel, Marco Ritzberger, Martin
Stocklasa, Daniel Kaufmann, Franz Burgmeier, Thomas Beck (Andreas
Christen, 84), Martin Buechel, Nicolas Hasler, Philippe Erne (Rony
Hanselmann, 87), Michele Polverino, Benjamin Fischer (Mathias
Lithuania: Ernestas Setkus, Ramunas Radavicius, Andrius
Skerla,Tadas Kijanskas, Marius Stankevicius, (Deividas Cesnauskis,
46), Deividas Semberas, Mindaugas Panka, Edgaras Cesnauskis (Mantas
Savenas, 68), Saulius Mikoliunas, Tomas Danilevicius (Tadas
Labukas, 46), Darvydas Sernas.