Wales draw blank in Luxembourg

Published: Friday 27 March 2009, 16.15CET
Luxembourg 0-0 Wales
The opening match of qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship provided frustration for Wales in Ettelbruck.
Wales draw blank in Luxembourg
Wales' Simon Church endured a frustrating night in Luxembourg ©UEFA

Match statistics

LuxembourgWales

Goals scored0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0

Matches

Published: Friday 27 March 2009, 16.15CET

Wales draw blank in Luxembourg

Luxembourg 0-0 Wales
The opening match of qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship provided frustration for Wales in Ettelbruck.

The opening match of qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship provided frustration for Wales in Ettelbruck.

Play-off setback
Wales only failed to make this summer’s finals after a 5-4 play-off reverse against England over two legs in October, yet they were confident of starting this campaign on a high against a side that had failed to earn a single point in qualifying for the 2009 edition.

Senior call-ups
Brian Flynn's side appeared slightly depleted after call-ups to the senior squad for the likes of Ched Evans, Sam Vokes and Aaron Ramsey, but they were in the ascendancy for the majority of the game at the Stade du Complex Sport Deich only to meet stout resistance from the home side.

Second meeting
Although the young Dragons impressed, they could not break down their opponents and will be eager to make amends when the sides meet again at Parc-Y-Scarlets in Llanelli on Tuesday, before Group 3 rivals Italy, Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina enter the fray.

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Last updated: 30/07/09 15.14CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Wales

Wales

1Fabiano Castellani (GK)1Christopher Maxwell (GK)
2Clayton Moreira
Yellow Card90'
2Lloyd James
Substitution62'
3Kevin Malget3Grant Basey
Substitution69'
4Tom Siebenaler4Neal Eardley
Yellow Card89'
5Christophe Scholer5James Wilson
6Andy May (C)
Yellow Card31'
6Rhys Williams
Yellow Card25'
7Pit Hilbert7Andy King
8Cédric Bastos
Yellow Card64'
8Mark Bradley
9Mirko Albanese
Substitution46'
9Simon Church (C)
10Ricardo Thom
Substitution57'
10Shaun MacDonald
11Dimitri Kitenge
Yellow Card68'
Substitution76'
11Joe Allen
Yellow Card31'

Substitutes

12Jan Arnold (GK)12Jonathan North (GK)
13Kevin Leite13Ashley Richards
14Jeff Wampach14Aaron Morris
15Billy Bernard
Substitution46'
15Neil Taylor
Substitution69'
16Alexandre Semedo16Nathan Craig
17Ben Polidori
Substitution57'
17Jake Taylor
18Alessandro Alunni
Substitution76'
18Jonathan Brown
Substitution62'

Coach

Luc Holtz (LUX) Brian Flynn (WAL)

Referee

Ante Vučemilović-Šimunović Jr. (CRO)

Assistant referees

Sinisa Premuzaj (CRO), Dalibor Conjar (CRO)

Fourth official

Domagoj Ljubičić (CRO)

Legend:

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

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